Friday, July 1, 2016

John Wayne Cancer Institute Fights on Several Fronts

As CEO of the UCR Group, Stephen Reeder is developing an apartment building in Redlands, California. Also active in charity, Stephen Reeder contributes to several causes, including the John Wayne Cancer Foundation.

The foundation conducts cancer research through its sister organization the John Wayne Cancer Institute (JWCI), which investigates several types of cancer, including skin, neuroendocrine, colon, gastrointestinal, breast, and prostate.

JWCI partners with the Saint John’s Medical Center with the intention of making advances in cancer treatments. One aspect of this initiative is the Surgical Oncology Fellowship, which trains new surgeons to become leaders in cancer care. So far, some 150 fellows have found positions in the United States and elsewhere.

In addition to its fellowship program, JWCI pioneered the sentinel node biopsy procedure, which is now used across the globe to care for individuals with breast cancer and melanoma. Considered minimally invasive, the technique is used to determine if cancer cells have spread by locating the lymph nodes into which a tumor drains. The presence or absence of cancer in these nodes determines whether or not further tests are needed.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Skip Barber Alum Alexander Rossi wins 100th Indy 500!

CEO of the UCR Group, Stephen Reeder is an experienced developer of residential multi-family units. Stephen Reeder has attended the Skip Barber School of Racing, a well-recognized racing school responsible for training multiple professional racers. One Skip Barber student, Alexander Rossi, recently won the 2016 Indy 500.

Held in May, the 2016 Indy 500 was the historic 100th anniversary of the race. Four of the first five finishing spots were held by Skip Barber Racing School alumni. Alexander Rossi is the school’s fourth consecutive winner in the Indy 500. Rossi first entered the racing school to compete in and win the school’s 2006 Karts to Cars Scholarship Shootout, a program designed to help racers transition from racing karts, to cars. Former Karts to Cars winners and Skip Barber alumni include famous racers such as Marco Andretti, A.J. Allmendinger and Ryan Hunter-Reay.

Founded in 1975, The Skip Barber racing school educates students on more than racing, with students also gaining media exposure, financial awards and potentially racing scholarships. For more information, visit