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Melissa LaSalle

Team Name:  The Hecklers
Years Participated: Fourth Year

Location:   Boston, MA:

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$985 Fundraising total
$985 Fundraising total
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I’m riding and raising money for rare cancer research. Will you help me make a difference by donating?

This year will be my 4th ride and 5 years since I lost my dad to bile duct cancer  I ride each year to not only honor his memory and fight, but in hopes of finding a cure. Last year I had the privilege to share my reason for riding with the Cycle for Survival community at the Boston ride and share how much this event means to me. It was nerve wrecking and empowering. I hope that what I shared encouraged others to keep riding. 

Thank you to all my family and friends who have supported me each year. Every dollar counts. Every dollar is appreciated. 

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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