MY MOM IS STILL BATTLING - WILL YOU JOIN THE BATTLE? GIVE TO BEAT RARE CANCERS.
I’m riding and raising money for rare cancer research. Will you help me make a difference by donating?
As many of you know, my mom, Susan, has been bravely battling ovarian cancer since June, 2017. She had two brief remissions, but the cancer keeps returning. Ovarian cancer has no cure. It is often not found until the late stages (stage III or IV), because its symtoms are vague and there is no screening tool.
My mom was diagnosed at 66 years old. She was a very fit and otherwise healthy woman, feeling a little bit bloated for a few days when her world turned upside down. Within two weeks of diagnosis she had already undergone two surgeries at MSK, her colon was bipassed with an ostomy and she was quickly put on chemotherapy to try to control the spread of the disease.
Four more operations, weeks in the hospital, and numerous rounds and cocktails of chemotherapy and other experimental treatments later, she is still battling today, thanks to her fighting spirit, will to live, and amazing team at Memorial Sloan Kettering led by her oncologist, Dr. Jason Konner. Because of donors like you, Dr. Konner, his colleagues and his team are able to get closer and closer to treatments that work for women like my mom - and hopefully, someday, to a screening system and a cure.
In the past two years, Team Suzi G has raised more than $225,000 for Dr. Konner's ovarian cancer research at MSK. Research that wouldn't otherwise be funded without philanthropic gifts.
Help us meet and beat our $150,000 fundraising goal this year!
100% of every donation goes directly to ovarian cancer research at MSK within 6 months of the ride! Thank you in advance for your ongoing support. Everyone knows someone affected by cancer. We're working to help fund the minds who can find the answers.
With Love & Gratitude,
Alicia (Julia & Sarah, too), on behalf of our entire family
Additional Information from MSK:
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.