What Cycle Is
In 2007, rare cancer patient, Jennifer Goodman Linn, held a small cycling event with a few friends at an Equinox club in New York City, hoping to raise $10,000 for research into rare cancers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). Having been diagnosed with sarcoma, a soft tissue cancer a few years earlier, Jen and her husband, Dave, were surprised to learn that research into rare cancers is often underfunded, leaving patients with limited treatment options – even though they account for more than half of all cancer diagnoses and are well-recognized by name. In fact, leukemia, lymphoma, brain, pancreatic, ovarian and all pediatric cancers are considered rare forms of the disease.
What Cycle Does
What started out as a small event among friends quickly grew into a national movement called Cycle for Survival. In just five years, Cycle for Survival has raised more than $9 million to fund more than 25 clinical trials and research studies led by MSK. What sets Cycle apart is that within six months of the events, every dollar raised is allocated to research projects led by MSK. This means patients quickly see the benefits of donations in the form of new clinical trials and investigational treatment options.
This year, Cycle for Survival will be held at Equinox clubs, the event’s Founding Sponsor, in six cities nationwide – New York City, Long Island, Washington DC, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Teams register to ride for a four hour shift, with a maximum of 8 riders per bike. Teams may register multiple bikes. The event also features complimentary yoga classes, massage therapy and children’s activities.
The Phoenix event will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2012 at Mountainside Fitness, 3345 South Val Vista Drive, Gilbert, AZ 85296.
How To Donate
888-72-CYCLE or 646-227-2746
Monday – Friday 9 a.m to 5 p.m.
(Eastern Standard Time)
Cycle for Survival
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
633 Third Avenue, 28th Floor, New York, NY 10017