Badger Challenge is a walking, running, and biking event powering cancer research at the University of Wisconsin and UW Carbone Cancer Center that takes place the last weekend in September. All participant raised funds go directly to supporting the brightest cancer minds, ideas, and technologies at UW. Since its inception in 2016, Badger Challenge has raised $1.8 million, supporting over 20 different areas of cancer research. Participants’ involvement plays a critical role in cancer research and patient care at the University of Wisconsin.
The C Word has affected an immeasurable amount of people in the world. To put it simply, cancer sucks. In 2020, an estimated 37,320 Wisconsinites discovered a mass of cancerous cells in their body. It is currently ranked 6th among the leading causes of death in the world. However, according to the American Cancer Society, “In the last 10 years, the overall cancer death rate has continued to decline. Researchers in the US and across the world have made major advances in learning more complex details about how to prevent, diagnose, treat, and survive cancer.”. UW- Madison is known to have made some of these major advances. In 1972, The UW Clinical Cancer Center was the sixth in the nation to be awarded a comprehensive status by the National Cancer Institute. UW-Madison is currently home to a Precision Medicine Molecular Tumor Board and was a part of developing TomoTherapy. But UW-Madison’s involvement with cancer research only keeps growing.
Cancer is no stranger to the JD McCormick family. Friends and family of our staff have had the conversation about treatments throughout the years. When discussing how we can be apart of the cure, Badger Challenge was the obvious choice. Badger Challenge drives 100% of all participant-raised dollars to cancer research initiatives at the University of Wisconsin. That’s why in 2022, JD McCormick Properties connected with Badger Challenge to support the advancement of cancer research by becoming race sponsors. If you would like to join JD McCormick Properties at the race this September, consider joining or volunteering. Together, we can find the cure.