Last weekend marked the final 2014 rides of Cycle for Survival, Memorial Sloan Kettering’s indoor team cycling fund-raiser. This national movement raises money exclusively for research on rare cancers, and 100 percent of funds go directly to our investigators within six months of the events.
Nearly 17,000 participants, including more than 850 Memorial Sloan Kettering employees, pedaled in major Cycle for Survival events in 13 cities: Boston; Chicago; Dallas; Greenwich, Connecticut; Los Angeles; Miami; New York City; Palo Alto; Roslyn, New York; San Francisco; Seattle; Summit, New Jersey; and Washington, D.C.
Dozens of smaller satellite events were held across the country and beyond, including rides in Hong Kong and Kenya.
This season, $20 million has been raised to support rare cancer research. Cycle for Survival has raised an overall total of more than $51 million since the event began.
Cycle for Survival was started in 2007 by Memorial Sloan Kettering patient Jennifer Goodman Linn and her husband, David, as a one-day event in New York City. In 2009, it became an official Memorial Sloan Kettering event, and Equinox became the founding partner.
To learn more about Cycle for Survival and how you can take action against rare cancers, go to www.cycleforsurvival.org. Join the Battle.