JOIN THE BATTLE. GIVE TO BEAT RARE CANCERS.
Hello Friends and Family:
As you know, I'm historically more of a fan of letting you know about charitable work I'm involved in rather than making a direct ask for funding of any particular kind...
This time is different:
In honor of my father, John Riordan, who lost his life to small cell cancer, I have "Joined the Battle," as they say in Cycle for Survival. I'll take part in an all-day (but I'm not riding all day...some people are, but I don't even speak to those show-offs), indoor spinning relay sponsored by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Treatment Center and Equinox Gyms to raise money for rare cancers. This year I am riding with Team Rockstar (fearlessly led by my Ridgewood Ave neighbor and fellow Cotuit resident Colleen Fisher) in the hopes of incresing the financial support for many peoplle with advanced cancers who are desperate for new cures as they are quickly running out of treatment options.
I've set a dream goal that's HIGH...And I'm going to hustle to make it happen. This is an effort that will be made up of small drops, to make a ocean of support. Anything you can give will be so greatly appreciated (by me of course, but more importantly by our friends and family members fighting the fight).
Did you Know?
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!