Public Invited to Join UAMS Myeloma Institute in Big Dam Bridge 100/Ride for Research Sept. 29

LITTLE ROCK — The Myeloma Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) invites the public to join its second annual Ride for Research held in conjunction with the Big Dam Bridge 100 bike ride Sept. 29.

By being a sponsor of the Big Dam Bridge 100, the institute hopes to raise awareness of myeloma, a cancer of the blood’s plasma cells.

Participants in the Ride for Research should register first with the Big Dam Bridge 100 at http://www.thebigdambridge100.com/. After registering, riders should then sign up at https://myeloma.uams.edu/ride-for-research/ to be part of the Myeloma Institute’s team. There is no additional charge but donations are welcome.

For questions or more information, contact Jennifer Gurley at JMGurley@uams.edu or 501-944-0993.

Riders can choose to ride 14, 26, 50, 68, or the full 100 miles in the Big Dam Bridge 100, beginning and ending along the Arkansas River in downtown North Little Rock. Those who aren’t riders can assist by making donations or holding fundraisers on behalf of the institute.

The Big Dam Bridge 100 is in its 12th year and draws 3,000 riders annually from 32 states.

Last year, more than 80 patients, supporters, family members, friends and employees ages 9 to 80 joined the UAMS Myeloma Institute team, raising donations of $75,000 for research and increasing awareness of myeloma within the community.