What's All The Fuss About?

CARTI patients and their families. That’s why the fuss. The CARTI Tour de Rock is a fundraiser to help create awareness and bring in funds to support CARTI.

FIRST, what is CARTI? CARTI (Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute) provides radiation therapy for cancer patients across the state of Arkansas. CARTI is a non-profit that treats more than 3,000 cancer patients each year. Each patient receives the highest quality of radiation therapy and compassionate patient care across the state, and regardless of their ability to pay. And, it has been this way for over 34 years.

SECOND--and what really sets CARTI apart--they offer education, retreats, lodging and transportation to their courageous patients and their families. If you’ve ever had a loved one go through treatment, you know what a difference this added support and genuine concern could mean.  It's a little sad to say, actually it's a lot sad to say, that cancer seems to run in our families.  My mother, our fathers, aunts, grandmothers have gone through it...when you find a place that digs down into the trenches and fights the fight with you, you want to keep them around.

So, we do it for them - the patients and their families, to help raise money and create awareness in the community. Join with us – please support CARTI. Join the fundraising efforts and earn a way-cool, limited-edition Tour de Rock jersey! (Besides, you get to ride while you help your neighbors …. what could be better?!)

Why do you Tour de Rock? 
Do you ride for someone special? Tell us about it!


  1. This is such an amazing cause and a great way to meet new cyclist.

  2. I started riding in Sept 09 at the encouragement of my dear friend Carla. Now, I Tour de Rock in honor of my mother who is a one year breast cancer survivor. I know first hand how the exceptiional medical care available in Arkansas and CARTI helps people in their fight against cancer. GO MOM....I LOVE YOU!