Actor Patrick Dempsey, Senior Directior Lisa Hughes in Sacramento.

Bo Aldigé, Lisa Hughes, and myself are thrilled to be heading out to the Amgen Tour of California next week as part of the Breakaway from Cancer initiative. Breakaway from Cancer aims to raise awareness of the comprehensive array of resources available to cancer patients – from prevention to education and support to financial assistance and survivorship. As part of the initiative we will be crisscrossing California helping to spread the Foundation’s important messages through the campaign while following the tour.

Last year we had quite an adventure, meeting with many Californians about the importance of cancer

Bo presenting the Leader Jersey in 2009.

prevention and early detection as part of the cancer continuum. There was even a run in with actors Patrick Dempsy and Luke Wilson, and cycling great George Hincapie! Follow us on the blog next week to see what city we’re in, what we’re up to and who we’re meeting along the way.

Do you live in California? Check out the tour’s map, and come out and visit us at the Breakaway from Cancer booth at the end city of each leg of the race.