Star Cyclist Supports April Cancer Prevention Event in Memory of Father

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Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) is hosting its first Annual Bike for Prevention Bike-A-Thon virtually on a local and national scale from Monday, April 19th, 2021 to Sunday, April 25th, 2021. The Bike-A-Thon will feature honorary chair Ellen Noble, a professional cy-clocross and mountain bike racer. Noble has won four national championships and 2 Pan-American Championships; she hopes to compete in the 2024 Paris Olympics! Ellen shares, “I lost my dad, Tom Noble, to stage IV colon cancer in 2012. Because of this, I chose to study Public Health at UMass Amherst where prevention of disease as well as health disparities was a huge part of my focus area. In 2019, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, which led me down an even longer path of research, where I learned about lowering my toxic load and other lifestyle choices that can impact health outcomes, such as cancer and autoimmune disease. Given my personal connection with my own health, as well as my connection to cancer because of losing my dad, I feel very connected to the mission of MBCC and am very excited to work with them on preven-tion in such meaningful ways.”

Cheryl Osimo, MBCC’s Executive Director, says, “Ellen’s passion for MBCC’s mission is very inspiring. Her personal story and the tragic loss of her father demonstrates why MBCC’s work is so important. As Ellen understands, we must advocate against and inform the public of the dangers of cancer-causing agents in the environment. It is our hope that others will join Ellen and help MBCC to raise critical funds for cancer prevention starting April 19th.”

Registration for this virtual Bike-A-Thon is: $40 for Individuals, $150 for Families (up to 5 members), and $25 for Students. The Bike-A-Thon will take place from Monday, April 19th, 2021 to Sunday, April 25th, 2021.

To learn more about registration options or to make a pledge, please visit or by calling1-800-649-MBCC (6222).

Interested participants can join Ellen’s team at