More than $10,000 raised since 2008; 10 laps: Total distance of 80 miles, total ascent of 10,000 feet.

Riding to raise money for cancer patients

Every spring, John Cash bike rides 80 miles to help cancer patients. The bike ride, called Climb to Conquer, raises proceeds to support the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute Survivorship Fund with Spartanburg Regional Foundation.

This fund addresses the psychosocial needs of recovering cancer patients – an often overlooked aspect of overall wellness. Many patients worry not just about cancer, but also about work and finances, or the toll of their illness on loved ones.

Since starting his annual bike ride in 2008, John Cash has raised more than $60,000.

To donate to the Cancer Survivorship Fund, visit This year’s ride will be Saturday, April 21 and start at 8 a.m. at Caro-Mi Dining Room in Tryon. For information, please call 828-859-6356.


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10th Annual Climb to Conquer Cancer

John Cash rides every year to raise money and awareness for the Cancer Survivorship Fund.

  • Cash has made the trip from Tryon to Saluda on Highway 176 more than 3,000 times
  • 10 laps mean a total ascent of 10,000 feet and a total distance of 80 miles
  • More than $60,000 raised since 2008
  • Professional cyclist George Hincapie from Greenville has participated in the ride

Want to join or donate?

Ride or watch - it’s up to you!

Check for more information plus deadlines, tickets and registration for next year!