Since its inception in 2009, the Tour de BBQ has donated nearly $500,000 to fight cancer.

About the Tour de BBQ Team

The Tour de BBQ was established in 2009 by a group of young professionals to raise money to fight cancer in the Kansas City Metropolitan area and is organized by a 100% volunteer board. We have no employees and pay no salaries. The work put in by our members is a pure dedication of their time and talents in working to find a cure for cancer. Since its inception in 2009, the Tour de BBQ has donated nearly $500,000 to fight cancer. The vast majority of those funds have benefited cancer-care and research groups in Kansas City, and as of the 2014 event, all funds from the Tour de BBQ will stay in Kansas City. In addition to raising significant money to combat cancer, the ride is also fun! We have been named one of the custom essay uk Top 10 Tastiest Rides in America by Bicycling Magazine. In 2011, the Kansas City Sports Commission named the Tour de BBQ as the best Mid-Sized Event.

2016 Donations Totals

In 2016, the Tour de BBQ donated $70,000 to cancer related causes in Kansas City as follows:

  • $70,000 donation to the Transitions Clinic – a program that helps pediatric
    cancer patients and their families transition to adult oncology care.

  • $5,000 donation to Bags of Fun which delivers backpacks of needed items and toys
    to kids with cancer at Children’s Mercy Hospitals.

  • $5,000 donation to theYMCA as part of its campaign to focus on healthy
    lifestyles for those battling cancer or who are in remission.

proceeds go to our charities

Children’s Mercy consistently is ranked among the leading children’s hospitals in the nation, and we were the first hospital in Missouri or Kansas to earn the prestigious Magnet designation for excellence in patient care from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
The University of Kansas Cancer Center is transforming cancer research and clinical care by linking their innovative approach to drug discovery, delivery and development to our nationally accredited patient care program.