BROOKLYN VELO FORCE / GQ RACING
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Brooklyn Velo Force / GQ Racing announces
matching support for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
August 6, 2008
NY – Thanks to the generous pledge of an anonymous donor,
Brooklyn Velo Force / GQ Racing will have a donation made to the
Breast Cancer Research Foundation in an amount equal to its
winnings during the remainder of the 2008
Cadence Cup series.
The seven-race series held in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park from May to September, pits the best riders in New York City against each other while competing for cash prizes and the coveted pink leader’s jersey.
Team rider Alessandro Matteucci has won two of the five series races held so far this season, and finished second twice, giving the team a solid grip on the pink jersey. Team riders Christopher Barbaria, Danny Inoa and Sheldon Warner have also posted top results in the series. Barbaria is third in the overall standings.
With the team thinking “pink,” supporting breast cancer research was an easy decision and a natural progression.
Team President Scott Demel said, “I am very glad that we can immediately and publicly tie our ongoing 2008 racing success to an issue that is prominent in our community, and has affected some of our members' families directly.”
An amount equal to the team’s winnings will be donated to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The foundation’s mission is to achieve both prevention and a cure for breast cancer by providing clinical funding for research at leading medical centers around the globe. At least 85 cents from every dollar donated to the foundation go toward research and awareness programs. In the United States, one in eight women develop breast cancer, while one in 35 die from the disease.
In previous years, Brooklyn Velo Force members have combined their passion for racing with a desire to be responsible citizens by holding an individual time trial to benefit the Youth Ride Club, organized by Woodhull Hospital and Recycle-A-Bicycle.
About Brooklyn Velo Force/GQ Racing: Established in 1991, Brooklyn Velo Force rosters 30 riders in USA Cycling categories three, four and five. BVF riders compete in road, track, mountain and cyclocross races in Brooklyn and throughout the northeast. With new title sponsorship from GQ Magazine in 2008, the team has had its winning-est season in a decade. For more information on BVF, please visit www.brooklynveloforce.com.
For more information on the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, please visit www.bcrfcure.org.