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Jean Cranston

Team Name:  Gray Matter
Years Participated: Fourth Year

Location:   Long Island, NY:

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I’m riding and raising money for rare cancer research. Will you help me make a difference by donating?

I started supporting Cycle for Survival in 2011 and began riding in 2017 in support of my friend Sue who passed away in 2016 after a brave 5 year battle with glioblastoma and breast cancer. I also ride to support my friend Tim who courageously beat Stage 3 esophageal cancer in 2015 and battled neuroendocrine cancer from 2017 until he passed away last year the day before the ride. The doctors ran out of treatment options for his cancer. I ride for all of us who know or have known someone with a rare cancer, so that more treatments can be developed and someday those cancers will be a thing of the past.

Your gift can give people with rare cancers a better future through new and improved treatments. Since 2007, Cycle for Survival supporters have provided resources to hundreds of doctors and scientists to pursue bold ideas that have led to the FDA approval of new drugs, lifesaving clinical trials, and four state-of-the-art DNA sequencers that are aiding in key cancer discoveries.

50% of People with Cancer Have a Rare Cancer
Did you know that, when combined, about half of all patients fighting cancer are fighting a rare cancer? These are cancers you’ve likely heard of — such as leukemia, lymphoma, thyroid, ovarian, brain, pancreatic, and all pediatric cancers.

100% of Your Donation Supports Research
Every dollar you give funds innovative studies and clinical trials led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). Discoveries made by MSK revolutionize how cancer is diagnosed and treated, helping patients everywhere.

6 Months for Fast Impact
Rare cancer research is underfunded, and too often people don’t have proven treatments. Time matters. Your gift will be in the hands of researchers six months after fundraising ends and, as a donor, you will learn about the projects supported.

Thank you!


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