JOIN THE BATTLE. GIVE TO BEAT RARE CANCERS.
This February, I'll be mounting a Cycle for Survival spin bike for my third ride. (My cardio performance can only go up from where it was the first two times, so, here's to hoping. Hah!)
Each year that I've participated in Cycle for Survival events - a high-energy, spirit-lifting, rally-crying, awareness-raising and fundraising movement - I have done so with a heavy heart as I remember my mom who passed away due to the wrath of gastric cancer – stage IIIC. While I continue to learn that grieving over the loss of my mother and the way she left us is something that will stay with me for the rest of my life, the Cycle for Survival "season" gives me the opportunity to bring family, friends, and friends of friends together to raise awareness and funds in honor and in memory of my mother and so many others who have been affected by cancer.
I miss so many things about my mom – her laugh, her smile, her silly sense of humor that always seemed to easily amuse herself and those around her, her singing, not so much her nagging, but definitely and most importantly her unconditional love and support. Navigating life since her passing has been difficult, but I know that in the way that she raised me and loved me, every day, she gave me all the tools I need to find happiness and success in my own life. I am forever grateful for this – for her. And while I truly believe that I will achieve happiness and success in my life at some point or another, it pains me that I will not be able to share in these things with my mother here with me.
I truly hope that in just a short time from now, others will be able to say that their mom or their loved one conquered cancer and is still here to share in their life’s accomplishments thanks to the advancements in cancer research and treatments.
As such, please join me in doing what you can to contribute to this cause as we get closer and closer to finding breakthroughs and solutions for finding cures for cancer – rare and not-so-rare. I, and the folks at Cycle for Survival and the entire Cycle for Survival community, thank you from the bottoms of our aching hearts.
I’m raising money for rare cancer research with Cycle for Survival. Join me in this fight by making a donation. It's something we can all do to make a difference for those battling cancer.
Here’s how your gift will make an impact:
50% of People with Cancer Have a Rare Cancer
When combined, rare cancers make up approximately half of patients fighting cancer. Rare cancers—such as leukemia, lymphoma, thyroid, ovarian, pancreatic, and pediatric cancers—are diseases we all know. These patients often face little to no treatment options because rare cancer research is underfunded.
100% Goes to Lifesaving Research Led by MSK
Cycle for Survival is the movement to beat rare cancers. Every dollar you give will advance innovative research and clinical trials led by Memorial Sloan Kettering. This work has the power to revolutionize how cancer is diagnosed and treated worldwide.
6 Months for Fast Impact
Your gift will be in the hands of doctors and researchers within six months of the events. There’s no time to waste: with your help, new discoveries will be made each year.
Thank you for your support!