Cycle for Survival, the official rare cancer fundraiser for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), will kick off its annual team stationary-cycling fundraising events this weekend. Its community of people with rare cancers, survivors, caregivers, supporters, doctors, researchers, and more will come together at rides across the country in February and March to raise funds for rare cancer research at MSK. In 2024, more than 25,000 participants and 150,000 donors are expected to unite in the movement to beat rare cancers. Every dollar raised funds innovative clinical trials, research, and major scientific initiatives. The rides will take place in 13 locations:
- Boston, Massachusetts
- Chicago, Illinois
- Dallas, Texas
- Long Island, New York
- Los Angeles, California
- Miami, Florida
- New York, New York
- Palo Alto, California
- San Francisco, California
- Seattle, Washington
- Summit, New Jersey
- Washington, DC
- Westchester, New York
Rare cancers include blood, brain, ovarian and pancreatic cancers, as well as all pediatric cancers and many others. When combined, rare cancer diagnoses account for about half of all new cancers each year. But research into these rare diseases is largely underfunded, which often leaves patients with few or no treatment options. Cycle for Survival provides urgently needed funds to fuel the efforts of MSK doctors and researchers pursuing new treatments. “Cancer research has evolved since Cycle for Survival began in 2007, and much of MSK’s ability to accelerate research is a result of the hard work and continued commitment of the Cycle for Survival community,” said MSK President and CEO Selwyn M. Vickers, MD, FACS. “With more than $350 million raised since its inception, Cycle for Survival has fueled momentum and progress, bringing hope to people all over the world.”Enthusiastic and motivating instructors from Equinox will lead the high-energy rides at locations nationwide. “We are so proud to be the founding partner of Cycle for Survival and are thrilled to be hosting rides at our clubs for the 18th season,” said Scott Rosen, Executive Advisor at Equinox. “Every person, team, and dollar make a powerful difference in the fight to beat rare cancers.”
Cycle for Survival’s generous Signature Sponsors include:
- Vuori, the Official Performance Apparel Sponsor. Participants can earn exclusive Cycle for Survival x Vuori gear through their fundraising efforts.
- smartwater®, the Official Hydration Sponsor for the 12th consecutive season. Beverages from smartwater will be provided at all 2024 in-person events.
- ICAP, which sponsors an annual fundraising challenge for participants.
For more information about Cycle for Survival, please visit www.cycleforsurvival.org.