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Cycle For Survival’s 2020 Events Begin With A New City And Millions Raised For Rare Cancer Research Led By Memorial Sloan Kettering

Posted: January 21, 2020 in Chains

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NEW YORK, N.Y. – Cycle for Survival, the movement to beat rare cancer, is heading into what will be the biggest year yet, with more than $10 million raised and counting. The goal is to exceed the $42 million raised in 2019. Participants across the country will join the annual high-energy team indoor cycling events in January, February and March. The first weekend kicks off in Dallas, Miami, Seattle and a new location: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Adding the Bloomfield Hills location marks an exciting milestone and continued growth for Cycle for Survival for its 14th year of events. Through grassroots efforts, more than 250,000 people made donations in 2019 alone. Within six months of the events, 100% of every dollar raised will be allocated to promising research and clinical trials led by Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) to help patients worldwide. Since its inception in 2007, Cycle for Survival has raised more than $230 million.

“I was just 31 years old when I was diagnosed with a rare and incurable brain cancer. I take comfort in knowing that the doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering are continually researching innovative ways to help cure my cancer and other rare cancers. I know my doctor is working every day to find a way to save my life,” said Brienne Bellavita, [36], Cycle for Survival team captain.

About half of all people facing cancer are battling a rare form of the disease. Each year about 850,000 people are diagnosed with a rare cancer. Rare cancers include brain, ovarian, pancreatic, leukemia, lymphoma, all pediatric cancers and many others. Research into these diseases is largely underfunded, which often leaves patients with few or no treatment options. As doctors and researchers pursue new treatments, Cycle for Survival provides urgently needed funding. To read about research breakthroughs made possible because of Cycle for Survival funding, go to cycleforsurvival.org/what-you-fund or visit cycleforsurvival.org to learn more.

How Cycle for Survival Works:

Each year thousands of Cycle for Survival teams participate and make a commitment to raise a minimum of $1,000 per bike. Teams can register multiple bikes, with up to eight riders per bike. Teammates take turns during a four-hour indoor cycling shift, which is divided into four, 50-minute back-to-back sessions. The team captain organizes when and for how long each team member rides. An “Extreme” rider has their own bike for the four-hour ride and commits to raise $4,000.

Cycle for Survival event locations include:

  • Bloomfield Hills, MI, January 25;
  • Dallas, January 25;
  • Miami, January 25;
  • Seattle, January 26;
  • Washington, DC, January 31-February 1;
  • Summit, NJ, February 1-2;
  • Chicago, February 6-9;
  • San Francisco, February 6-8;
  • Palo Alto, February 9;
  • Boston, February 7-9;
  • Los Angeles, February 22;
  • Hawthorne, CA, February 23;
  • Glendale, CA, February 23;
  • Huntington Beach, CA, February 23;
  • Bethesda, MD, February 23;
  • Long Island, NY, February 29-March 1;
  • Paramus, NJ, March 1;
  • Greenwich, CT, March 7-8;
  • New York City: Metropolitan Pavilion, February 20-21;
  • New York City: Bryant Park and E. 44th Street, February 8-9 and March 5-8;
  • New York City: Bond Street and E. 61st Street, March 5-8.

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