Vision of The Courage Ride
Our organization was founded to help those affected by cancer by supporting research for a cure. All of our proceeds raised are donated to the UIHC. Through our annual bike ride and various fundraisers held throughout the year, it is the goal of the Courage Ride to make a positive impact in the lives of those affected by cancer by supporting the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center's research and clinical trials. We cannot do this alone, however. We need your help! Please consider donating to our organization and taking part in our annual bike ride. Help make a difference!
Become a donor
We need your help! Our proceeds go to the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and help with research to find a cure. Every penny helps so please donate what you can. Your help will make a difference in countless lives!
Mail checks to : The Courage Ride, PO Box 5764, Coralville, IA 52241
Dr. Joseph Buckwalter
To all who are concerned about cancer,
For 30 years I have worked with people suffering from cancer. They have inspired me with their courage, empathy and love of life, and shown me the strength of the human spirit in the face of adversity. Sadly, the limitations of current treatments prevent us from curing many cancer patients. Seth Bailey, a young man with great promise and exceptional warmth and fortitude, and a patient of mine, was one of those individuals. The desire of Seth’s parents to help other cancer patients led them to start the tour. I can think of no more appropriate memorial to Seth than The Courage Ride and no more noble cause than increasing support for advancing understanding of cancer so that more people suffering from this disease can live full, productive and happy lives.
Today I am asking you to join me as we move forward to give people a fighting chance to live through cancer and thrive with treatment. We want to be able to tell patients that through research, we know how best to treat their cancer. All of us in the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center want to be able to optimally treat patients who come to us for help. The Courage Ride gives my colleagues and I at The University of Iowa a chance to do just that.
All the money raised for this event will go directly to Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa for research into this complex disease.
We know we can make a difference and you can too by sponsoring part of our ride. Please join us this August. Come for breakfast, entertainment or to ride as we honor the active lifestyle and courage of Seth Bailey and all other individuals and families who know firsthand how to fight cancer.
Fight with me!
Dr. Joseph Buckwalter
Dr. Joseph A. Buckwalter is professor and chairman of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation & Arthur Steindler Chair of Orthopaedics at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. His clinical practice and research interests include arthritis, healing of joint injuries, metastatic cancer of the skeleton and primary tumors of the skeleton and musculoskeletal soft tissues.
Dr. Mohammed Milhem
I am not only asking you to join me and support the ride against cancer, I am asking you to become a part of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center team. Research is the only tool we have to increase our understanding of this disease.
Partnering with the Courage Ride and helping to fund research allows us to unite and create first-rate cancer care through innovative ideas. All the money raised for this event will go directly to the center for research into this complex disease. With your contribution, you make a difference in the lives of the patients that my team treats.
Courage Ride sponsors, riders, patients and families and the medical team will work together for one day as partners in the cure for cancer.
Let us unite!
Dr. Mohammed Milhem is an assistant professor at the University of Iowa since 2007. He has interests in small molecules used to treat cancer especially in how cancer decides its fate (epigenetics). He is interested in studying the ability to change the fate of cancer cells leading to their death. Dr. Milhem is a member of a special team called the Multidisciplinary Oncology Group for sarcoma, specializing in deciding the best care for patients. His team joined a larger national group, SARC, and is actively participating in clinical Trials.