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Welcome to our team's page!
We are raising money for Cycle for Survival, the movement to beat rare cancers.
Team RELENTLESS rides in honor of Tyler Rodgers and his battle with cancer.
Tyler was diagnosed with one of the rarest, doctor-baffling forms of Germ Cell/Teratoma tumor cancers at the age of 25. His tumor was the size of his liver and was attached to his heart. Tyler endured incredibly toxic cycles of chemotherapy (each 6 days w/ 24 hour non stop chemo drip).
Despite the painful treatment and stress of an uncertain future, he always had that winning smile. Through positivity and extraordinary care, Tyler beat the cancerous onslaught that threatened his life. He's always been a fighter. In fact, he was an amateur USA 145 lb Muay Thai Champion so the competitive athlete in him didn't stop fighting when his fighting career was over. In fact, while recovering from open heart surgery and undergoing tenacious chemotherapy Tyler got his degree in media broadcasting and graduated at the top of his class. He said he knew, deep down, he was going to win this battle and win he did! Tyler began a new cancer free life, and excelled at everything he put his mind to.
Sadly, every true champion is often challenged multiple times, and now three years later Tyler is back fighting his same life threatening opponent. The cancer is back, a different and even more rare kind. He is fighting this very minute a very vehement battle against melanoma of the liver, sacrum, and spine. He has already gone through 20 rounds of chemo and beat the 12 tumors found within his body with radiation but still needs needs treatment for the cancer in his liver and spine. Because chemo is not an option, on July 5th, Tyler will begin receiving revolutionary immunotherapy treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering. Even with the best doctors in the world treating him, a healthy body going into this fight, and a positive "don't quit" attitude, Tyler still needs our help.
Tyler lost his battle on Sept 29th 2017.
Will you help us surpass our fundraising goal?
Rare cancer research is underfunded, but we can change that. While we can’t all be doctors or researchers, we can raise the money that makes their lifesaving work possible. Cycle for Survival supporters have funded over one hundred clinical trials and studies, leading to new discoveries that are helping patients today.
But there is still more work to be done.
100% of every dollar you give funds pioneering research led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center within six months of the events.
About 50% of all people diagnosed with cancer are battling a rare cancer. Too many people are touched by this disease, and yet many with rare cancers don’t have a proven, if any, treatment plan—that’s unacceptable.
Help us: Join our team or make a donation today. Your efforts will fight cancer and make a real impact.
Thank you in advance for your support! Together, we can bring new and better treatments to patients worldwide.
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