The Wings Ride is a five-day 500 mile charity cycling event coordinated by Dr. Todd Tillmanns of The West Clinic and the Wolf River Racing Team. The race begins in Memphis and ends in Rosemary Beach, Florida. The purpose of the Wings Ride is to increase cancer awareness, encourage a healthy lifestyle, and raise funds for the Wings Cancer Foundation. 100% of your tax deductible donations to the Wings Ride will fund Wings’ new wellness program which begins in June 2011. Research shows that these activities help survivors recover from their treatment faster as well as prevent future cancer diagnosis.

2011 marks Wings 15th Anniversary. The goal for this year is to develop a survivorship wellness program, “One Bite, One Step, One Day at a Time, Rx for Life after Cancer”, which will focus on nutrition, strength, flexibility, cardiovascular, and relaxation techniques. The wellness program’s core services will be traditional counseling, nutrition, and rehabilitative care, which include integrative oncology services such as yoga, massage, and Reiki. This program will welcome survivors of all types of cancer no matter where they have received medical treatment, from the point of diagnosis, through treatment and beyond.

For more information on this event or how become a sponsor, visit the Wings Cancer Foundation website: