5th annual Cycle for the Cure offers more ways to support TGen cancer research

Kinesis, yoga and fitness classes join stationary cycling May 2-3 at Village Health Clubs — Register before slots run out!

SCOTTSDALE AND PHOENIX, Ariz. - April 15, 2015 - Participants in the 5th annual Cycle for the Cure - supporting cancer research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) - have more than cycling to choose from this year.

Kinesis resistance exercise, yoga and fitness classes will join stationary cycling, or spinning, as part of Cycle for the Cure's record-breaking efforts to support TGen.

For spinning enthusiasts, three exhilarating 2-hour indoor cycling sessions are set for May 3, with one already sold out:

• 8-10 a.m. - Gainey Village Health Club & Spa, 7477 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale.
• 10 a.m.-noon - DC Ranch Village Health Club & Spa, 18501 N. Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale.
• 3-5 p.m. - Camelback Village Racquet & Health Club, 4444 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. SOLD OUT.

Besides spinning, the Camelback Village location also will offer two Kinesis classes and a Yoga class on May 3.

On May 2, the Gainey Village club will offer a variety of fitness classes as part of their "Village for a Cure" alternative for spinning classes.

The Village Health Clubs welcome non-members to participate. Bikes can be reserved with a $200 tax-deductible donation. For details and to register, please go to www.tgenfoundation.org/cycle.

"This year, our Cycle for the Cure event provides even more fun ways to support TGen's amazing cancer research," said event Co-Chair Vicki Vaughn. "We are so energized and proud of the dedicated support we continue to receive from our friends and families."

More than 200 men and women are expected to participate, aiming to raise a record $175,000 for TGen cancer research. Last year, Cycle for the Cure raised a record $154,000, exceeding last year's goal by more than 20 percent.


A Post-Ride Party, with food, drinks and music by Nate Nathan and the MacDaddy-O's Band, is planned for 5 p.m. May 3 at Camelback Village. The party is free for riders; $20 donation for guests.

"Spinning participants should look forward to a fast-paced two hours of upbeat music and positive energy, led by some of the best instructors in the business," said Robyn DeBell, the event's other Co-Chair. "Please join us to help fund TGen's cancer fighting research."

Dr. Jeffrey Trent, TGen President and Research Director, will be among TGen's renowned scientists participating in Cycle for the Cure.

Using genomic sequencing, TGen helps doctors match the appropriate therapy to each patient's DNA profile, producing the greatest patient benefit.



"Year after year, these dedicated volunteers find new ways to energize Cycle for the Cure, raising awareness and essential funding for TGen's research," said TGen Foundation President Michael Bassoff. "Cycle for the Curehelps deliver hope and answers for patients and their families. The dollars raised stay right here in Arizona, where TGen can really make a difference."

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About TGen

Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a Phoenix, Arizona-based non-profit organization dedicated to conducting groundbreaking research with life changing results. TGen is focused on helping patients with cancer, neurological disorders and diabetes, through cutting edge translational research (the process of rapidly moving research towards patient benefit). TGen physicians and scientists work to unravel the genetic components of both common and rare complex diseases in adults and children. Working with collaborators in the scientific and medical communities literally worldwide, TGen makes a substantial contribution to help our patients through efficiency and effectiveness of the translational process. For more information, visit: www.tgen.org.


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