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The 12th annual 24 Hours of Booty, presented by Levine Cancer Institute, raised $1.37 million over the weekend of July 26-27. This year's event surpassed the $1.30 million raised last year, and has raised more than $10 million since its inception.
Charlotte’s Myers Park neighborhood hosted the event on what is known as the “Booty Loop.” Nearly 1,200 riders from 24 different states participated.
All proceeds from 24 Hours of Booty benefit cancer research and survivorship programs throughout the nation. When not riding, participants enjoyed camping, food and fun in “Bootyville” at Myers Park Traditional School. The event also included entertainment and a "Survivor Celebration" breakfast to honor cancer survivors.
The breakfast included a panel discussion with Chasse Bailey-Dorton, MD of the Institute's survivorship program (second from the right), Moira Quinn of Charlotte Center City Partners and Colleen O’Farrell with the LIVESTRONG Foundation.
The celebration also included a graduation ceremony for members of the Carolinas Cancer Wellness program, which is funded by 24 Hours of Booty.
Earlier this April, a five-year, $1 million gift from 24 Hours of Booty was presented to the Institute, which will support the Institute’s genetics, survivorship and wellness centers.
Watch as Dr. Jeffrey Kneisl, surgical oncologist at the Institute, discusses the importance of 24 Hours of Booty and survivorship programs to the cancer-fighting community.