Philanthropic Spotlight: Padres Pedal The Cause

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Each month, Pro Back Office features one of our nonprofit clients. This month we introduce you to Padres Pedal The Cause, whose mission is to accelerate cures for cancer by funding research and clinical trials with San Diego’s top cancer research and treatment centers. Cancer is the #1 cause of death in San Diego and #2 cause of death in the United States. One in three people will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetime. In some way, this disease will touch every person, every family, every community.

Pedal The Cause was founded in 2009 by Bill Koman, a two-time lymphoma survivor. Since 2016, Pedal The Cause has established a permanent partnership with the San Diego Padres at Petco Park.

The Padres Pedal experience is an annual multi-activity event filled weekend that includes cycling over the Coronado Bridge, spinning on the field at Petco Park, or running a 5K down the Embarcadero, and then spending the afternoon on the outfield of Petco Park.  This year’s Padres Pedal event is scheduled for November 16, 2019.

The event is a celebration of survivorship with 100% of the proceeds staying in San Diego to fund research projects conducted by Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego.

Pro Back Office has been working with Padres Pedals for more than one year. We are fortunate to collaborate with such a worthy cause and assist the organization with its financial staffing needs. If you would like to learn more about participating in the November event or to make a contribution, please visit the Padres Pedal The Cause website at