Our inaugural fundraising effort was our founder, Maria Parker’s, 2013 solo Race Across America (RAAM). She took on this race when her sister, Jenny Mulligan, was diagnosed with brain cancer. RAAM is a nonstop 3,000-mile bicycle race from Oceanside, CA to Annapolis, MD (hence our name!). Incredible athletes, teams and communities have joined us racing to cure brain cancer in RAAM over the years.
Learn more about the race that started it all by watching the Hope film below.
We added our flagship 26-mile Crossing the Canyon Grand Canyon rim-to-rim hike event in 2015 and have held it every year since (with the exception of 2020).
The challenges and triumphs athletes endure in these epic events are a powerful metaphor for the battles being waged against brain cancer by those who fight it and for the race to cure it.