Skip Navigation
About Us > News & Media > News Releases > 2012

Ninth Annual Brett’s Ride Set for Oct. 7 to Benefit Cancer Research at Brenner Children’s Hospital

The ninth annual Brett’s Ride for Pediatric Cancer Research will be held Sunday, Oct. 7, in Hickory, with proceeds benefiting research on childhood cancers at Brenner Children’s Hospital at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Over the past eight years, the event has raised more than $940,000 for cancer research and attracted more than 8,500 participants. Event organizers contributed $70,000 to Brenner Children’s Hospital from the 2011 event’s proceeds. The event’s cumulative fundraising total is expected to surpass $1 million this year.

The event offers cyclists 10-, 32- and 52-mile bicycle rides starting at 9 a.m. at the Hickory Foundation YMCA at 701 First Street NW in Hickory. Entry fee for the 10- and 32-mile rides is $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the event. Entry fee for the 52-mile ride includes a timing chip, and is $30 in advance and $35 on the day of the ride.

Parents with young children in strollers, wagons, tricycles or bicycles can register for Brett’s Ride Adventure Zone and Tot Ride, which will be open from 9:30 a.m. to noon on a half-mile track behind the YMCA. Entry fee is $10.

Helmets are required for all rides. Registration information and event details are available at

The event is named after Hickory native Brett Gosnell, who died in 2006 at age 20 after battling rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare muscle cancer that primarily affects young people.

Media Relations Contacts:

Quick Reference

News Media Resources

Media Inquiries
Patient Information
Satellite Interviews

Ways to Give


About Pediatrics

About Pediatrics

Brenner Children's Hospital is western North Carolina's premier, comprehensive pediatric service.

Last Updated: 11-03-2016
Wake Forest Baptist Ranked among Nation’s ‘Best Hospitals’  25 Years in a Row by U.S. News & World ReportComprehensive Cancer Centers National Designation is Renewed2017-2018 Best DoctorsNursing Magnet StatusJoint Commission Report

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.

© Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157. All Rights Reserved.