Greg Lucier is Chairman and CEO of Life Technologies.

To actively pursue life without cancer, we must do everything possible to empower the cancer research community to make new discoveries. Innovating and investing in technologies. Working with academia and research institutes. Supporting grassroots community fundraising efforts. These commitments are critical to making cancer a treatable, chronic disease within our lifetime.

That’s why Life Technologies jumped at the chance to support the inaugural Pedal the Cause San Diego cancer research fundraising event. All funds raised during this weekend’s event support San Diego County’s three National Cancer Institute–designated cancer centers: UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, and Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

I want to personally thank the cyclists, volunteers, event organizers, and supporters who have worked so hard to ensure Pedal the Cause San Diego’s success. I’m especially proud of the 30-member Life Technologies cycling team that has raised more than $86,000. I know each team member has a personal motivation for contributing his or her time and energy to this cause. Take a few minutes to scroll through our blogs and you’ll find inspiring stories about just how important this ride is to our team.

Whether you join a walk or cycling event, wear a pink ribbon, or are on the front lines each day to find a cure for cancer, our collective efforts keep us moving forward. We can no longer afford to let cancer have the upper hand. 

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Learn more about the work Life Technologies is doing with the cancer research community

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