Participants ride their bikes on the Ravenel Bridge during Lowvelo

LOWVELO

badge graphic that says Lowvelo 21: 100% of every rider raised dollar goes directly to cancer research

LOWVELO rallies everyone together for one great cause — raising money for innovative and lifesaving cancer research at MUSC Hollings Cancer Center. We are excited to be back on the road for this year's ride on Saturday, November 6, 2021.

We've revamped our ways to participate, with four cycling routes through beautiful Lowcountry landscapes and our new stationary cycling classes at the LOWVELO finish line. We also have the virtual LOWVELO Home Team option for those who can’t join us in person or who may rather cycle, walk, or run on their own to complete their chosen distance.

To learn more and register, visit the LOWVELO website.

 

LOWVELO is: 

  • No ordinary bike ride, but rather a destination experience set in the most picturesque spots in the Lowcountry.
  • An inclusive and fun ride geared towards all fitness levels age 10 and up to raise funds for lifesaving cancer research.
  • A dedicated group of riders, volunteers, virtual participants, and staff members who are driven by compassion and a determination to end cancer.
  • A moment to honor, support, and celebrate our patients of the past, present, and future as we forge friendships for one great cause.
  • An event designed to bring communities together from throughout the state and beyond to rally as one team.
  • An opportunity for each participant to commit to the cause by fundraising a minimum amount based on their chosen distance. There are four distances available (10 miles, 22 miles, 57 miles, and 100 miles) along with stationary cycling classes.
  • A vision to provide a sustainable source of research funding to connect, engage, and synergize cancer research at Hollings.
  • A guarantee that 100% of every participant-raised dollar will go directly to cancer research. The money raised will be the catalyst for groundbreaking and lifesaving projects that will impact cancer care across the state and country.
  • A fun-filled event. On November 6, our riders embark on one of four routes, as we put our best foot forward in the name of cancer research. The ride culminates in true Charleston fashion with a finish line celebration to remember.

 

 

Ravenel Bridge in Charleston at sunset

An Opportunity for the City and State

At Hollings, we rely on community support and engagement to help us raise cancer awareness and research funding. We target meeting the needs of South Carolina as our state's only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center. LOWVELO helps us do that by:

  • Engaging the community in raising the quality of cancer care across economic classes.
  • Raising awareness of the value of healthy lifestyles and cancer screenings in preventing and treating cancer and how our clinical trials are helping create the cures of tomorrow.
  • Enhancing our partnerships with academic institutions and state health organizations.
  • Expanding clinical and research efforts to both urban and rural areas of South Carolina.
  • Being a platform to build lasting corporate and community partnerships.