Tom Peled explains what brought him to embark on the amazing coast-to-coast trip on a bicycle, starting August 1st, to raise money for cancer research in Israel. “Israel is the startup nation," he says, "the cure will come from here.” And after yesterday's news, looks like he might be right!
On the 25th of July Tom Peled will land in LA and start the bike journey that will end on October 21st in NYC. Throughout the 3000 miles of the journey he’ll pass through Jewish communities, Campuses and Sporting events and hold fundraising events-all for the benefit of the Israel Cancer Research Fund.
Bike For the Fight
A map of the full Bike For the Fight 2012 route plan can be found at the below the weekly plan. Dates: August 1st- October 24th, Distance: 5000 km /3000 mile. Weekly plan (click on the week number to see a map):
Week 1: July 29 - August 4 (500 km/312 miles). Riding from Los Angeles, CA to Las Vegas, NV
Week 2: August 5 - August 12 Flying from Las Vegas, NV to – Memphis, TN- Taking part and fundraising in the Maccabi Games opening Ceremony in Memphis on August 5th; Then Flying From Memphis, TN To Huston, TX- Taking part and fundraising In the Maccabi Games in Huston on the 7th
Week 3: August 12th –August 18th (400 km/250 mile) Riding from Las Vegas, NV to Milford, UT
Week 4: August 19th – August 25th (500 km/312 mile) Riding from Milford, UT to Dinosaur, CO
Week 5 : August 26th to September 1st(440km/275 miles) Riding from Dinosaur, CO to Cheyenne, WY
Week 6: September 2nd – September 8th(500km/312 mile) Riding from Cheyenne, WY to Kearney, NE
Week 7: September 9th – September 15th(520km/320miles) Riding from Kearney, NE to Des Moines, IA
Week 8: September 16th – September 22nd (540km/340miles) Riding from to Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL
Week 9: September 23rd – September 29th (520km/ 320 miles) Riding from Chicago, IL to Cleveland, OH
Week 10: September 30th – October 6th (460 km/ 280 miles) Riding from Cleveland, OH to Hagerstown, PA
Week 11: October 7th – October 13th (380 km/240 miles) Riding from Hagerstown, PA to Philadelphia, PA
Week 12: October 14th- October 20th (270 km/165 miles) Riding from Philadelphia, PA to New York, NY
Week 13: October 21st –October 24th NEW YORK CITY!
In a breakthrough development, an Israeli company has formulated a therapeutic cancer vaccine, now in clinical trials at Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem. If all goes well, the vaccine could be available in about six years, not only to help treat cancer but in order to keep the disease from recurring.