What is AACR Revolutions for Research?
AACR Revolutions for Research is an exciting way to raise funds in support of lifesaving cancer research. Get your heart pumping with what is sure to be the biggest and best indoor cycling class of your life! For one day, the Fillmore Philadelphia, brings in 100 state-of-the-art stationary bikes, and creates an empowering fundraising experience complete with vendors, celebrity appearances, and fitness demonstrations. All proceeds from the event benefit the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).
What is the AACR?
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) raises funds to cure all of the more than 200 types of cancer. As the world’s first and largest cancer research organization, founded in 1907, the AACR works with institutions and scientists in over 120 countries to understand, prevent, and eradicate every type of cancer. In just the last 20 years, the AACR has provided over $400 million in funding ensure that the world is moving towards being cancer-free. We are dedicated to fundraising in innovative ways and to making sure that the maximum amount of each donation goes directly to cancer research.
What types of cancer does Revolutions for Research fundraising benefit?
Funds raised by AACR Revolutions for Research participants will go directly to the AACR, which is dedicated to preventing, treating, and curing ALL of the more than 200 types of cancer.
When and where is AACR Revolutions for Research?
The next AACR Revolutions for Research event will take place in Philadelphia, PA on December 7, 2019 at the Fillmore Philadelphia from 9:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m.
How do I sign up? Is there a fee?
Click the ‘Register’ button at the top right of any page of this site to register. Registration is $50. Once you sign up, we request fundraising goal for each rider of $500. Please know we are grateful for any amount you raise and you are not required to reach this goal.
Is there a limit to how many members per team?
Teams are two members, who will take turns riding the team’s stationary bike during the program. Alternatively, individuals seeking a bigger challenge may sign up as a solo rider. All registrants are asked to raise $500 in donations.
How many bikes are allowed per team?
Each team of two people will be allotted one bike.
How long will each person ride?
During the two-hour event, team members may switch off riding as often as they would like to.
How much experience is required to participate?
No experience is required to participate in Revolutions for Research. First-time riders are welcome as well as seasoned cyclists.
Is there a minimum age requirement to participate?
AACR Revolutions for Research is open to participants age 12 and over.
How can I get my company involved as a sponsor?
If you are interested in putting together a company team or becoming a corporate sponsor, please contact Ashley Ruggieri via email or call (215) 446-9898.
Is an AACR Revolutions for Research donation tax deductible?
Yes, your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law, and you will be given a receipt for U.S. tax purposes.
How much of my donation will go towards cancer research?
We direct 88 cents of every dollar you raise to support lifesaving cancer research.
What kinds of research will my donation be funding?
The AACR’s scientific expertise spreads across the entire spectrum of cancer research from basic science to translational and clinical research for all of the more than 200 types of cancer.
Is there an individual fundraising requirement?
There is no fundraising minimum for each rider. A goal of $500 will be set upon registration. Please know we are grateful for any amount you raise and you are not required to reach this goal.
How do I make a donation to a team or individual?
Making a donation is simple. Click here to search for the rider or team that you wish to support.