Columbia University Medical Center

Go Blue Team! Velocity Cancer Ride Registration Fee Is Waived for CUMC Until July 15

Dr. Jack Cioffi

Dr. Jack Cioffi, ColumbiaDoctors president, is among a growing number of physicians and ColumbiaDoctors staff who will participate in the upcoming Velocity ride on Oct. 7. Join us!

On Oct. 7, Velocity, Columbia’s Ride to End Cancer will roll through CUMC, and momentum is building as more participants around the university, including ColumbiaDoctors leadership and faculty, are signing on for the ride.

Participants can opt to ride 10, 25, 45, or 62.5 miles, in an effort to support the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center’s quest to end cancer. Each option has its own starting line and merge zone, where new riders join the pack. The ride originates near Bear Mountain in New York and continues south along the scenic Hudson Valley before crossing the George Washington Bridge and finishing at CUMC at the Armory.

Finally, there at the finish line, a festival and concert by the Spin Doctors will cap off the day’s events. Shuttle buses will be available to transport riders and their bikes back to their start areas.

Through July 15, registration fees are waived for CUMC staff, faculty, and friends. Please use code CUMC17.

ColumbiaDoctors leadership is making a push to encourage participation among faculty, administrators and staff. George A. “Jack” Cioffi, MD, president of ColumbiaDoctors, said, “We see cancer every day here at Columbia, and we know the impact on the lives of everyone who works here, as well as our own families. This is an important way for all of us at ColumbiaDoctors to come together and support the fight for a cure.” In addition to Dr. Cioffi, a growing list of the faculty are participating. Among them are:

Richard D. Carvajal, MD, director of Experimental Therapeutics and director of the Melanoma Service

James M. McKiernan, MD, chair of the Department of Urology

Gary K. Schwartz, MD, chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology

Sven Wenske, MD, assistant professor of Urology at CUMC

Stay tuned for future updates on ColumbiaDoctors participants. Please join us!

Don’t have a bike? No problem. You can rent one once you register. Stay tuned for additional details about all of this and more. Learn more, or sign up to ride at