Your Impact: Celebrating Our Donors’ Support in 2021

A Fred’s Team runner giving a high five

A Fred's Team runner being cheered on during the 2021 TCS New York City Marathon

Thank you to our donor community. Your commitment to supporting Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is essential to advancing our mission. Read more to learn about your impact in 2021.

Fundraising Events at MSK

Fred’s Team

Participants raised more than $7.3 million in 2021 for Fred’s Team, MSK’s running program, by taking part in the TCS New York City Marathon and the Virgin Money London Marathon, and by organizing their own events through our Fundraise Your Way program. Register now for the United Airlines NYC Half on March 20, 2022 »

Since 1995, Fred’s Team has raised more than $95 million to support critical areas of cancer research, including brain, breast, lung, and pediatric cancers. Visit Fred’s Team to be notified when registration opens for upcoming races or to donate. Every dollar makes a difference for people with cancer worldwide.

Two runners posing with their medals at the finish of the TCS New York City Marathon

Fred’s Team participants added meaning to their miles by running in the TCS New York City Marathon to raise money for MSK. 

Kids Walk for MSK Kids

Kids Walk for MSK Kids brings together students, families, and friends to raise money for pediatric cancer research at MSK Kids, MSK’s pediatric cancer program.

More than 500 participants took part in the Kids Walk for MSK Kids virtual experience on September 25, 2021, generating more than $800,000. Since 2001, over $9 million has been raised to support MSK’s childhood cancer research, with more than 50% of the total amount generated in the past five years. Please visit Kids Walk for more information or to donate »

Comedy vs Cancer

Comedy vs Cancer held its annual fundraiser for blood cancer research at MSK on September 23 at Pier 17. Nick Kroll returned alongside Mike Birbiglia, Ronny Chieng, Rachel Feinstein, and Roy Wood Jr. for an evening of humor and hope.

Special thanks to founders Niccole and Jeremy Kroll, Jennifer Rogers, and Robert Carlock for their relentless dedication to raising funds for blood cancer research. Visit Comedy vs Cancer to learn more or to make a donation »

Nick Kroll and others at Comedy vs Cancer

From left: Mike Birbiglia, Rachel Feinstein, Nick Kroll, Ronny Chieng, and Roy Wood Jr. at Comedy vs Cancer on September 23, 2021

Join Cycle for Survival in 2022

Be a part of the movement to beat rare cancers. Registration is now open for Cycle for Survival 2022, for which participants can raise money for cancer research at MSK. Get ready to ride at stationary-cycling events held outdoors across the country in April and May 2022, or join the virtual event featuring a four-hour live cycling experience through Equinox+.

Since 2007, Cycle for Survival has raised more than $286 million to bring new and better treatment options to people with cancer around the world. 100% of every dollar raised goes to rare cancer research at MSK. Visit Cycle for Survival to register for an event or to donate »

Charged Up: Supporting MSK Kids Frontline Workers

In spring 2021, The Society of MSK’s Associates Committee launched Fully Charged, an exciting youth-driven, peer-to-peer fundraising initiative inspired by MSK Kids frontline doctors, nurses, and staff and their enduring commitment to caring for children with cancer. The effort provided staff members with power bank cellphone chargers. All additional funds raised supported The Society’s MSK Kids research and patient care programs.

Associates Committee member Veronica Swanson Beard and her sister-in-law Veronica Miele Beard, both founders of the fashion brand Veronica Beard, and Society board member Allison Aston were instrumental in making Fully Charged a huge success through a partnership with the brand’s philanthropic program, Veronica Beard Gives Back #VBGivesBack. Through a combined effort, more than $200,000 was raised to acknowledge the dedicated work at MSK Kids. The initiative drew on Society families’ time-honored tradition of instilling a culture of philanthropy from one generation to the next.

The Society of MSK is a volunteer-led organization dedicated to funding breakthrough discoveries that lead to novel treatments, educational programs that train young investigators, and patient-centered initiatives that improve care and ease the burdens cancer places on people with cancer and their families.

Your Support Is Invaluable

MSK is revolutionizing the way cancer is diagnosed and treated. Learn more about how your generosity makes this possible.

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Health Education Seminars at MSK

Join MSK Giving for a series of virtual seminars. These events offer a unique opportunity to hear from MSK researchers and learn how the generosity of supporters advances our work every day.

“Breast Cancer Research”
Sarat Chandarlapaty, MD, PhD

February 16, 2022, 1:00 p.m.– ET
To register for this event, please visit »

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Translational research at MSK is speeding up discoveries to help patients like Mark Denisiuk.