Baylor team rides, supports Tour de Pink for 11th consecutive year
For the 11th year in a row, Baylor College of Medicine participated in the Pink Ribbons Project annual Tour de Pink cycling event, which raises critical resources for breast cancer prevention and treatment in the community. The event was held Sept. 20 at Prairie View A & M University.
The Pink Ribbons Project provides important funding for Baylor to care for patients in the Harris Health System’s Smith Clinic and Ben Taub Hospital.
About 30 Baylor faculty, staff and their families participated in the cycling event, while Baylor’s Office of Communications and Community Outreach teamed up with the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center and Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor to sponsor an official pit stop along the route. Volunteers from the Office of Communications manned the stop, which provided more than 300 riders with water, sports drink and snacks to refuel before finishing the ride.
“The Pink Ribbons Project organization is an important partner in our mission to provide care to Houston’s medically underserved community,” said Dr. Julie Nangia, assistant professor in the Smith Breast Center, who also rode in the event. “We are proud to help support their organization in any way we can.”
-By Glenna Vickers