Mission: To organize 24-hour cycling events for the community to promote support for cancer research and survivorship.
Programs: See schedule o. 2014 was a strong year for the 24 hours of booty organization. More than $2 million was raised for cancer navigation and survivorship programs primarily through the peer-to-peer fundraising efforts of more than 2,000 cyclists across four 24 hour cycling events. The host cities for the 24 hours of booty are indianapolis, in, charlotte, nc, columbia, md and atlanta, ga. 2014 accomplishments of our organization included:a strong continuing relationship with livestrong, a national beneficiary of 24 hours of booty directed our granted funds to maintain the livestrong patient navigation programs supporting cancer survivorship. These navigation programs continue to address extraordinarily important needs of cancer survivors facing questions and concerns with topics such as insurance, employment, finances, emotions, medical options and fertility preservation. Ongoing funding and awareness for the levine cancer institute through 24 hours of booty's 3-year, $1mm commitment. Our contributions to the levine cancer institute provide important services to cancer survivors undergoing treatment that are not covered by traditional insurance plans. Such services include but are not limited to patient navigation, art therapy, support groups, yoga and tai chi, massage and more. The carolinas cancer wellness program powered by 24 hours of booty was funded for the seventh year. The cancer wellness program is an eight-week program designed to assist in managing the physical side effects of cancer treatment during treatment and recovery phases for survivors. The brain tumor fund carolinas also received vital funding from 24 hours of booty. The brain tumor fund is dedicated to increasing public awareness of the impact of brain tumors and to providing support for the development of treatment strategies and cooperative biomedical research related to brain tumors. 24 hours of booty helps to fund patient navigation programs in the carolinas. For the seventh year 24 hours of booty was proud to partner with the ulman cancer fund for young adults in columbia, maryland. The patient navigation program funded by 24 hours of booty has been able to employ cancer navigators in mid-atlantic hospitals to support young adults ages 18-40 battling cancer. As one of the premier pediatric cancer centers in the country, the aflac cancer center of children's healthcare of atlanta received a grant for the fifth year from 24 hours of booty. Through our most recent expansion city, indianapolis, in, 24 hours of booty continued local support of cancer navigation and survivorship programs through a growing relationship with the primary local beneficiary, the iu simon cancer institute. Wind river cancer wellness retreats & programs offers cancer survivors an opportunity to visit a pristine, natural environment in order to learn to better manage their energy and connect with others dealing with similar issues. Wind river's outreach programs include nutrition, physical, mental and emotional guidance from experts and peers for individuals surviving a cancer diagnosis. 24 hours of booty partners with wind river to fund a retreat each year at no cost to cancer survivors. With a strong year in the rearview mirror, 24 hours of booty is poised for a strong 2015 through strategic management of events, fundraising and grant giving.
I have volunteered with this organization in Atlanta since 2010 and Charlotte this year. They have a great sign up and check in process, the organizers are very helpful and I love the free Tshirt and food! I helped with the VIP breakfast which was great. Serving yummy warm food to people that had been riding all night and they were so appreciative. I have also worked packet pick up and checked in volunteers. A great group, fun event, and I look forward to this year!
I have done volunteer work in many areas for this organization. Packet Pickup, Set up, the Booty Store, as well as helping with putting out food. I was busy most of the time and the time flew by. The people are friendly and the cyclists are enthusiastic about raising money for LIVESTRONG, Ullman Cancer Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and others. Even as the ride has grown to four different cities each event feels like family. I enjoy being there and often stay after the time I signed up so that I can help or even cheer the riders on.