6th Annual Benefit for City of Hope Still Accepting Rider Registrations and Sponsors For Petaluma Ride Sponsored By Hudson Pacific and SB Architects
Jan. 8, 2018 – City of Hope announced today that its 6th Annual Bike to Hope ride has been rescheduled for Friday, March 9, 2018 at Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma, led by Presenting Sponsors Hudson Pacific Properties and SB Architects. With the original October date canceled due to the Wine Country fires, Bike to Hope organizers were able to secure race headquarters at Lagunitas, site of the first Bike to Hope rides. The Penngrove location was unavailable in March, but it will resume as race headquarters for the October 2018 ride.
“Hudson Pacific Properties is a proud financial supporter of and an active participant in Bike To Hope, a terrific organization,” said Drew Gordon, Senior Vice President of Hudson Pacific Properties.
“We are thrilled to continue as a sponsor for City of Hope Bike to Hope,” added Bruce Wright, vice president of SB Architects.
Despite the rescheduled date, the ride is expected to attract over 200 people so riders are encouraged to sign up online for the event — and by continuing their participation, riders also supportlocal economic impact for the still-recovering Sonoma area. Cyclists will again have two course options aimed to accommodate most every skill and ability. The fundraiser directly benefits City of Hope, the world-renowned medical, scientific research and treatment center.
The metric century and a half-metric century routes cater to the industry’s seasoned as well as casual riders alike. Both routes will take the cyclists through the back roads of Sonoma County, culminating with celebratory brews and barbecue at the race’s start, Lagunitas Brewery.
“We have a large group already registered, so I encourage interested sponsors and riders to sign up immediately,” says ride chair Wally Naylor of Pankow Builders. “It’s great networking, too, in a sport that’s called ‘the new golf’. The camaraderie of friends and new acquaintances among hundreds of people and dozens of companies makes for an added benefit.”
Riders will be equipped with an automatically-generated personalized fundraising website, enabling them to raise additional funds from their peers to benefit City of Hope’s cancer and diabetes programs.
“Our Northern California Real Estate & Construction Council is dedicated to finding a cure for cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The personalized websites enable us to generate even more donations to City of Hope and that is exactly what Bike to Hope is about,” says Naylor.
Along with SB Architects and Hudson Pacific, other top sponsors to date include Bishop Ranch, Brereton Architects, Cooper Pugeda, Hensel-Phelps, Nibbi Brothers General Contractors, Pankow Builders, Romak, Trammell Crow Residentialand WCI-GC. Sponsorship levels are available and include branding, collateral, as well as other visibility.
For more information about registration or sponsorships for this year’s Bike to Hope, please contact Daniele Hurwitz at (415) 788-1002 firstname.lastname@example.org visit www.cityofhope.org/recbiketohope17.
About the Real Estate & Construction Council
The Real Estate & Construction Council was founded in 1986 when a banquet was arranged by a group of real estate and construction industry leaders to honor Dan Costello, Bank of America’s former executive vice president of its corporate real estate division. Throughout its history, the Real Estate & Construction Council has brought together a cross section of industries representing real estate and construction professionals, brokers, building owners, developers and consultants on behalf of a single philanthropic goal: supporting the lifesaving treatment and compassionate care of City of Hope. To date, the Real Estate & Construction Council has raised more than $10 million for City of Hope making this industry alliance one of the premier fundraising groups in the region.
About City of Hope
City of Hope is an independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as one of only 48 comprehensive cancer centers, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the world. City of Hope is located in Duarte, California, just northeast of Los Angeles, with community clinics throughout Southern California. It is ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the research and treatment of bone marrow transplantation, diabetes and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs based on technology developed at the institution.
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