Share the Lobo Cancer Challenge

Thanks and kudos to all

Thank you to everyone — Challengers, volunteers, sponsors and contributors — who took part in the Lobo Cancer Challenge in 2018! Thanks for your fundraising efforts and for sharing a wonderful day of rising to the challenge on Saturday, September 8, 2018. We are looking forward to 2019!

Challenging Cancer Together

The Lobo Cancer Challenge is a fundraising event to help ensure that the people of New Mexico have access to world-class cancer care and treatments based on the most advanced cancer research. Challengers committed to ride in 25-, 50-, or 100-mile bike rides, or to run or walk in a 5K. With their commitment, every dollar raised by our Challengers goes to support pilot programs for research and support services for patients at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center— because no one should have to face cancer alone.

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Why I Ride in the Challenge

Hundreds involved in 2018 Challenge


Sponsor Spotlight

We love our Presenting Sponsor, Blake's Lotaburger! They even brought their awesome breakfast burritos for everyone to enjoy at the event. Thank you to Blake's, whose generosity is integral to the success of the Lobo Cancer Challenge.

Please help us thank all of our sponsors by supporting their businesses and letting them know you appreciate their efforts on behalf of our community.

Talk to us!

If you are interested in the Challenge, want to communicate with us or have any questions, please email us at


Our sponsors partner with the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center to cover the costs of managing the Lobo Cancer Challenge. Sponsorships make it possible for participants to devote 100% of all the money they raise to the programs that support cancer research and cancer patients at the Center.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lorraine Hare in our Development Office at or 505-272-4609.


Top Individuals ^^
  1 -  $1,000 Milestone Marilee Petranovich ($6,951.00)
  2 -  $1,000 Milestone Chris Cutter ($4,550.00)
  3 -  $1,000 Milestone Gary Florez ($4,100.00)
  4 -  $1,000 Milestone Mark Riley ($3,050.00)
  5 -  $1,000 Milestone Barb Blount ($2,628.00)
  6 -  $1,000 Milestone Matthew Fero ($1,950.00)
  7 -  $1,000 Milestone Elyse Eckart ($1,700.00)
  8 -  $1,000 Milestone Laura Spitz ($1,700.00)
  9 -  $1,000 Milestone Elaine Gronberg ($1,540.00)
  10 -  $1,000 Milestone Burke Gurney ($1,520.00)
Top Teams ^^
  1 -  Heme Team ($10,515.00)
  2 -  Team Petranovich ($8,264.00)
  3 -  RIO Cycling Club ($8,200.00)
  4 -  Breast.Day.Ever! ($4,850.00)
  5 -  GI cancer research team ($4,030.00)
  6 -  SolAero Tech ($3,995.00)
  7 -  KOAT Action 7 News ($3,881.00)
  8 -  Save 2nd Base ($3,705.00)
  9 -  Steel on Wheels ($3,655.00)
  10 -  Riders for Racks ($3,600.00)