B Strong Supports
B Strong Ride is a bicycle event that celebrates cancer survivorship and funds a complete year of cancer care at the Boulder Community Health Center for Integrative Care and several other local cancer charities.
These organizations have deep personal impacts on people whose lives are impacted by cancer. Supporting them moves our riders and sponsors to superhuman efforts.
Founded in 2011, B Strong Ride has been an outstanding success:
- Over $3.5 million raised
- Over 7,500 riders
B Strong Beneficiaries:
Boulder Community Health Center for Integrative Care (CIC) provides a wide range of services integrated with conventional cancer care that are clinically demonstrated to improve patients’ outcomes by enhancing wound healing, shortening hospital stays, and reducing pain medication needs, as well as lowering patient stress and anxiety.
CIC provides evidence-based care by certified and licensed practitioners for current cancer patients and cancer survivors, as well as their family members and caregivers, including:
- Manual Lymph Drainage
- Massage Therapy and Reflexology
- Reiki and Healing Touch Massage
- Wellness & Integrative Care Consultation
From CIC Patients:
I became a patient at the Center for Integrative Care center 4 years ago after my radiation treatments, then last year after surgery to remove my cancer. Both times I felt very weak and debilitated from repeated treatments, and getting acupuncture helped my process of healing and recovery. These ongoing treatments at the CIC were only possible for me because of reduced fee offered by the foundation. - Ellen T.
I don’t know how my wife would have gotten through the last months of her life if it had not been for acupuncture. It was the only thing that relieved her headaches and made it possible for her to sleep. If only Medicare covered this vital treatment. The staff and this treatment provided relief when medicine could not. - Martin C.
As a cancer patient of BCH I am proof of the positive relationship between chemotherapy and the multiple components of integrative services of message, acupuncture and reiki. I now celebrate this wellness as a participant in the B Strong Ride. This community effort reaches far and deep! Thank you.
B Strong Ride also supports:
- Live By Living Foundation provides transformative outdoor experiences for cancer survivors and caregivers. LBL combines a physical challenge, the healing power of nature, and shared wisdom to help you regain your bearings, refresh your spirit, and restore your vitality.
- Camp Kesem at CU Boulder to support children impacted by a parent’s cancer. Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent's cancer. Kesem's flagship program, Camp Kesem, operates free summer camps for children who have been impacted by a parent's cancer. Founded at Stanford University in 2000, Camp Kesem has since expanded to 116 chapters in 42 states across the country.