This April a group of cyclists will pass through Cobb County while embarking on a 1,300 mile ride to raise money for the Deep South Cancer Foundation. In conjunction with this Cycliad, the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute is hosting a 10-mile community bike ride on the Silver Comet Trail through Cobb County, which will end with a community celebration at the Homer Leggett Pavillion in Hiram, GA. The Northside Hospital Cancer Institute is seeking cycling enthusiasts, casual bike riders, and people who are passionate about fighting cancer to participate in either of these events.
The Deep South Cancer Foundation funds programs for cancer research, clinical support services to patients undergoing cancer treatment, and promotes cancer prevention and awareness. The funds raised through these rides benefit Northside and the twelve other community hospital members of the UAB Health System Cancer Community Network. The primary benefit being to patient navigator programs, which help guide patients through the challenges and barriers cancer treatment can present.