The following blog was provided by the BCH Foundation.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic precluding the possibility of hosting this
year’s annual B Strong Ride, the event organization was still determined
to raise the funds needed to cover costs for a full year of cancer care
at Boulder Community Health’s Center for Integrative Care.
With that goal in mind, B Strong On-Demand was created to provide a COVID-safe
“virtual event,” though still a real ride, which was held
August 8-21. Small groups and individuals rode one of three B Strong routes
on the day of their choosing. Riders were provided turn-by-turn navigation
and map on a phone app with information on where to find water, restrooms and food.
“Cancer didn’t take a break for COVID, so B Strong couldn’t
either,” said B Strong Co-founder Dr. Roger Nichols of Boulder Community
Health. “The patients whose care we fund need it as much as ever.”
The On-Demand event proved a success with 257 riders and over $255,000
raised–enough to meet 100% of the funding needed for 2021 Integrative Care.
The BCH Foundation partners with the B Strong ride to help distribute and
manage the funds to the Center for Integrative Care at BCH.
The Center for Integrative Care, located in the
Tebo Family Medical Building on the Foothills Medical Campus, provides an array of complementary therapies
that can aid healing and recovery. All services are evidence-based, integrated
with conventional care and provided by certified and licensed practitioners.
These therapies reduce stress and anxiety, and improve clinical outcomes
by enhancing wound healing, reducing the need for pain medication and
shortening hospital stays.
The Center provides services for individuals currently undergoing cancer
treatment and cancer survivors, as well as their family members and caregivers.
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