Ryan Dungey Bikes for a Cause
Minnesota native Ryan Dungey came up with The MN Major River-to-River Ride as a way to incorporate his hometown roots with his enthusiasm for cycling — all for a cause he believes in. Target, one of Ryan’s main sponsors, has been committed to supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and its goal of finding cures for children with cancer and other serious illnesses since 1999.
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.
The mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is to be the world leader in advancing the treatment and prevention of catastrophic diseases in children. This vision will be pursued by providing outstanding patient care; by conducting basic, translational and clinical research designed to elucidate biological mechanisms, understand disease pathogenesis, improve diagnosis, enhance treatment outcome, prevent diseases and minimize adverse consequences of treatment; and by educating health care and scientific research professionals. Through these efforts we seek to cure and enhance the quality of life for an increasing proportion of children who come to us for treatment, and by expanding and sharing knowledge, to advance treatment of children with catastrophic diseases worldwide, while developing strategies to prevent catastrophic diseases in children.