The History of le Tour de Femme

Since our beginning in 2006, Grab My Wheel has managed to raise over a half of a million dollars for the fight against cancer. The majority of our funds raising comes from our signature event, le Tour de Femme. The remaining funds come from various jobs that Grab My Wheel members do in order to raise money for our beneficiaries.

In 2006, Grab My Wheel donated a total $12,000.00 to the Lance Armstrong Foundation and to the Rex Hospital Angel Fund.

In 2007, Grab My Wheel donated a total $32,000.00 to the Lance Armstrong Foundation and to the Rex Hospital Angel Fund. In 2007, rider participation in the le Tour de Femme more than doubled. There are now almost 30 dressed members of the Grab My Wheel.

In 2008, Grab My Wheel donated a total $37,000.00 to the Lance Armstrong Foundation and to the Rex Hospital Angel Fund. In 2008, rider participation in the le Tour de Femme reached over the 200 rider mark and had 7 different states represented!!!

In 2009, Grab My Wheel donated a total $42,000.00 to the Lance Armstrong Foundation and to the Rex Hospital Angel Fund. In 2009, rider participation in the le Tour de Femme reached the 268 rider mark!

In our fifth year, ridership increased to 365 female riders. Through fundraising, private donations, corporate sponsorships and entry fees, Grab My Wheel increased donations from 2010 to the Rex Hospital Angel Fund to $30,000.00! Likewise, Grab My Wheel gifted the Lance Armstrong Foundation $20,000. Both amounts are the highest to date.

In our sixth year, ridership was at 309 riders and through fundraising, private donations, corporate sponsorships and entry fees, Grab My Wheel matched donations from 2010 to the Rex Hospital Angel Fund to $30,000.00! Likewise, Grab My Wheel gifted the Lance Armstrong Foundation $20,000.

In our seventh year, ridership was at 354 riders and through fundraising, private donations, corporate sponsorships and entry fees, Grab My Wheel increased the total donations from 2011, giving the Rex Hospital Angel Fund $30,000.00! and gifting the Livestrong Foundation $25,000.

In our eighth year, ridership was at 306 riders and through fundraising, private donations, corporate sponsorships and entry fees, Grab My Wheel equalled giving to the Rex Hospital Angel Fund with $30,000.00, and gifted the Livestrong Foundation $25,000.

In our ninth year, ridership reached record levels with 405 riders and through fundraising, private donations, corporate sponsorships and entry fees, Grab My Wheel increased the total giving to the Rex Hospital Angel Fund with a $50,000.00, and gifted the Livestrong Foundation $20,000.

In our tenth anniversary year, and first rainy year, ridership was 330 riders and through fundraising, private donations, corporate sponsorships and entry fees, Grab My Wheel equalled the 2014 giving to the Rex Hospital Angel Fund with a $50,000.00, and gifted the Livestrong Foundation $20,000.

In our eleventh year, and first hurricane, ridership was 275 registered riders and through fundraising, private donations, corporate sponsorships and entry fees, Grab My Wheel donated to the Rex Hospital Angel Fund $35,000.00, and gifted the Kay Yow Foundation $20,000.

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