Worthington & Caron, PC has participated in the Tour Des Chutes for seven consecutive years. The Tour Des Chutes takes place in Bend, Oregon. Thousands of cancer survivors, caregivers and supporters gather to celebrate by participating in the Tour Des Chutes. The Punch Worthington Lab proudly sponsors this fundraiser and fun ride to support efforts in Central Oregon to help cancer patients survive and thrive.

The Punch Worthington Laboratory, located at UCLA, is the home of novel research into cures for asbestos cancer under the direction Dr. Robert Cameron of the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute. The lab is dedicated to David “Punch” Worthington, a union sandblaster, genetics professor and beloved father and grandfather who lost his lengthy battle with asbestos cancer in 2006.

The Tour Des Chutes is more than just a race. Participants and onlookers alike get to enjoy live music, scrumptious chow, inspiring guest speakers, free swag, ice cream and some of the most courageous people on earth, all united in the mission to raise money and hope for cancer survivors.

With ride distances ranging from seven to 100 miles, the Tour Des Chutes attracted over 1,000 riders, from ages between 5 years and 91 years old. The event, which is the brainchild of cancer survivor and local celebrity Gary Bonacker, raises thousands of dollars every year.

Roger Worthington’s father, Punch Worthington, was a long-time Salem, Oregon resident. He survived more than three years beyond his original lung cancer diagnosis.

For more information about the Tour Des Chutes, including how you or a loved one can participate in the survivorship program, visit http://tourdeschutes.org.