JOIN THE BATTLE. GIVE TO BEAT RARE CANCERS.
Okay, as most of you know, I don’t generally fundraise or hit up friends for money. I mean, sure, I’ll hit up the grandparents and a few targeted aunts/uncles for the kids’ school events each year, but otherwise, I just don’t do it. Ever. This time, however, I’m going to ask you to dig deep and support me as I participate, for a second year in the Cycle for Survival in support of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. And here’s why: Over the years, various members of my immediate and extended family have faced prostate, breast, colon and skin cancer. But following each of those dreaded diagnoses, the doctors immediately talked of options, protocols, and somewhat optimistic “survival rates.” In other words, hope. And sometimes hope is just enough to turn a cancer patient into a cancer survivor. But this ride is not about those cancers. Instead, Cycle for Survival raises money to fight other cancers—i.e., “rare cancers.” The cancers for which the NFL does not don pink socks in October and for which Avon is not a sponsor. The ones which, after relaying a diagnosis, doctors must simply tell the patient “there’s not a lot we can do.” (And the unspoken, “And by the way, no one is really even working on a cure because rare cancer research is simply underfunded.”) In short, Memorial Sloan Kettering is working to bring hope to those who otherwise wouldn’t have any. And as I said, sometimes hope is just enough. So please consider making a donation. Not for me, but for all those who have had to face cancer of any kind … and just needed a little hope.
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!