Team Gerstner Sloan Kettering Raises Money for Rare Cancer Research

Saturday, February 20, 2010

On February 6, teams of Gerstner Sloan Kettering students and faculty joined 2,500 indoor cyclists from New York and Chicago to raise more than $2.4 million to support rare cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The event, Cycle for Survival, was founded in 2007 by Memorial Sloan Kettering patient Jennifer Goodman Linn who was diagnosed in 2004 with malignant gibrous histiocytoma, a type of soft tissue sarcoma.

Team GSK — students Neha Bhagwat, Lei Wei, Alex Miller, Moriah Nissan and her husband David, Cindy Puente, and Dimiter Tassev, team captain — cycled in shifts for four hours and surpassed their fundraising goal.