10th Annual Million Dollar Bike Ride

The Orphan Disease Center (ODC) will be hosting the annual MDBR in person!

The CDCN participates in an annual event in Philadelphia, each year, the “Million Dollar Bike Ride”. Team Castleman rides to raise funds to further our research in our quest for a cure. This research will continue to help those lives impacted by Castleman Disease. We hope you can join us this year or donate to this event.

How to get involved:  

  • In-person riders are needed!
  • Virtual riders for Team Castleman (on a stationary bike or on the road) can still participate with the mileage selected during registration anytime between now and June 8th. Ride a mile each day or the whole course all at once – whatever you prefer!
  • Penn’s Orphan Disease Center will provide hashtags for sharing on social media, and we would love it if our Team Castleman posted personal cycling updates on your progress.

Registration WITHOUT Fundraising

Early Bird Registration Fee: $65

After April 1st: $85

Day of Ride: $125

Click here to register for this year’s ride.

*Make sure to select Team Castleman from the drop-down menu*

100% of your registration dollars go toward your team’s research grant

Registration WITH Fundraising & Virtual Fundraiser

Registration WITH Fundraising Fee: $30 (must raise at least $250 by June 8th)

100% of your registration dollars and fundraising goes towards your team’s research grant

Click here to register for this year’s ride.

*Make sure to select Team Castleman from the drop-down menu*

100% of your registration dollars go toward your team’s research grant

Virtual Cyclist

Can’t make it to the in-person event but still want to join us virtually? No problem!

The ODC will hold a virtual spin class in advance of June 11th (exact date TBD) for participants who are unable to join us at the MDBR.

We also encourage Virtual Cyclists to join our Strava Club to track your progress!

Registration for this virtual option is free. However, a $10 donation is suggested to TEAM Castleman. 100% of your donation will be added to our team’s fundraising efforts.

Donate to support Team Castleman

All donations will be matched 100% by Penn’s Orphan Disease Center. Penn will match dollar for dollar so that we can double our research impact from funds raised through this ride.

We thank you for your ongoing support. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Stephanie Lantz, stephanie@castlemannetwork.org. For more information, you can also call the CDCN at 610-304-0696.

Previous grant recipients:

MDBR 2023 awardee:

Study: Development of the novel treatment of idiopathic multicentric Castleman Disease using patient derived cell transplantation in an immunodeficient mouse

Awardee: Takuya Harada

Institution: National Hospital Organization Kyushu Medical Center

Award Amount: $63,270.00

MDBR 2022 awardee:

Study: Developing a spatiotemporal gene atlas in iMCD lymph node tissue to identify diagnostic biomarkers and therapeutic targets

Awardee: David Fajgenbaum

Institution: University of Pennsylvania

Award Amount: $60,570.00

MDBR 2021 awardee:

Study: CXCL13 as a novel biomarker and therapeutic target in idiopathic multicentric Castleman disease

Awardee: David Fajgenbaum

Institution: University of Pennsylvania

Award Amount: $64,205

MDBR 2020 awardee:

Study: JAK1/2 as a Central Regulator of iMCD Pathogenesis and Novel Therapeutic Target

Awardee: David Fajgenbaum

Institution: University of Pennsylvania

Award Amount: $64,590

 

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