Total money raised in 2012: $144,000
Total money raised in 2013: $190,000
Total money raised in 2014: $265,000
Total money raised in 2015: $131,400
Total money raised in 2016: $212,457
MONEY RAISED TO DATE: $942,857
GOAL FOR 2017: $100,000 just $57,143 to go to hit the $1 MILLION mark!
It was the perfect storm. Take one veteran spin instructor/Equinox employee, a blog about a three-year-old cancer-fighting Rockstar, and a video of a check presentation in a spin studio. Mix this with the desire to do something in the memory of two friends lost way too soon. Throw in a little passion and a lot of heart. It was from this that TEAM ROCKSTAR was born. What started as a group of strangers and "I-only-see-you-at-6am-in-gym-clothes" people in DC back in the fall of 2011 has grown to become a dedicated group of friends and friends-of-friends spreading to three cities over six Cycle or Survival seasons committed to seeing our passion in action. We ride with courage. We ride for hope. We ride because asking for money can be hard, but watching our loved ones suffer from cancer is harder. We ride for parents and brothers and uncles and friends. We ride for children and grandparents and neighbors. We ride for teammates. WE RIDE ... BECAUSE WE CAN.
The Rockstars have a lofty goal in 2017 and one we can only do with your help reach $1 MILLION raised for rare cancer research in just six years!
Led by 18-year indoor cycling instructor veteran and Equinox instructor, Colleen Fisher, our amazing team of Rockstars has finished among the 10 teams for fundraising nationwide in the last five years. Those of you who have been with us in years' past know that we tend to go a bit overboard, and this year is no exception. :) YES. WE. CAN.
We started this journey in 2012, and we gave so many people hope on that glorious February Sunday — which is all we could have asked for. For all the Rockstars out there who fight every single day, we continue to ride to make a difference. We encourage you to read the personal stories of each of our riders.
For local coverage of last year’s event, which includes highlights of our quest to reach $1 MILLION, click here: http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/health/Cycle-for-Survival-Raises-_100M-for-Cancer_Washington-DC-371330091.html
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not.” Excerpt from “The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss
For info on how to get involved or join TEAM ROCKSTAR in Bethesda, Boston or NYC, email Colleen Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s rock this thing!