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2005

A group of friends in Greenville SC joined together to host a local cycling event. Some had lost friends to cancer; some had lost a parent, some BOTH parents. One had fought the disease herself. In the inaugural year of this event, $30,000 was presented to the Lance Armstrong Foundation on behalf of participating cyclists. 

2006

The Palmetto Peloton Project partnered with the US Professional Cycling Championships. The Stars and Stripes Challenge was created and serves as the fundraising component of the US PRO weekend in Greenville, SC. The Stars and Stripes Challenge event presented $82,000 to Cancer Services of the Greenville Hospital System and the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

2008

Challenge to Conquer Cancer (C3) was officially established as a 501(c)3 non-profit.  The First Annual Challenge to Conquer Cancer (C3) relay ride to Austin TX. 23 cyclists and 31 support crew rode 24 hours per day, relay style to Austin, Texas for over 4 days. Upon arriving in Austin, the team participated in the Lance Armstrong LiveStrong challenge weekend events

2012

C3 transitions from riding to Austin, TX to Lewiston, ME.  The team begin a new partnership with the Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing.

2017

C3 celebrates 10th anniversary and over $1.5 million donated to cancer fighting agencies.

2018

C3 helps the Dempsey Center for Hope and Healing celebrate their 10th anniversary