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Nancy Dooley

Team Name:  Team Dooley
Years Participated: Eighth Year

Location:   New York, NY:

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Hi there everyone,

I know many people know we raise money for Cancer research at Sloan Kettering

But I want you to know why it's so important to us.

When Pat had Cancer we had 3 children. Erin was 6, Rebecca was 5 and Jillian was 5 weeks old when Pat was diagnosed. He was 27 and I was 25. We had recently purchased our first home. 

To say we were terrified was an understatement.

Memorial Sloan Kettering not only saved Pat's life but they also provided loving and moral support, financial advice and guided us when we were too numb to continue.

Cycle for Survival gives every penny to research. Each year at the event people get up on stage and talk about their journey. We cry and we hold onto each other and we thank the universe for all the years we've gotten to spend with Pat.

Please donate what you can. Believe me when I say every penny makes a difference. 

Your gift will directly help people who have few, if any, treatment options. Through Cycle for Survival, progress is accelerating. We arm scientists with the resources to explore pioneering ideas, discover new therapies, and collaborate to find the next breakthrough.

Why this matters to me:

50% of People with Cancer Have a Rare Cancer
When combined, about half of all patients fighting cancer are fighting a rare cancer. These are cancers we know — such as leukemia, lymphoma, thyroid, ovarian, brain, pancreatic, and all pediatric cancers — yet research is largely underfunded.

100% Goes to Lifesaving Research Led by MSK
Every dollar you give will advance 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 across the country and around the world.

6 Months for Fast Impact
Not only does every dollar go to research, your gift will be in the hands of doctors and researchers within six months of the events. As a donor, you will learn about the projects supported and the breakthroughs made.

Thank you for your support!

With sincere gratitude

Nancy and the whole Dooley Clan 


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