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Brenda Wilensky

Team Name:  Gold Ribbon Riders
Years Participated: Thirteenth Year

Location:   Long Island, NY:

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While most of you know that I started with Cycle over a decade ago when my friend, Jen Linn, began her battle with sarcoma, every year there seems to be another friend who is personally touched by this terrible disease. Last year, a month after riding on our team for the first time, my friend, Jamie, found out that her then 10-month-old daughter had cancer. This year, I ride in honor of Sawyer (who is doing very well and had clean scans at the last appointment!) and all childhood cancer patients and survivors. We changed our team name to Gold Ribbon Riders, as gold ribbons are worn to support finding a cure for pediatric cancer - one of the rare cancers Cycle focuses on.

To read more about Jamie's story and why she's riding, click here:

If you'd like to join our team, please let me know and I will send you more information!

Click the button below to visit my fundraising page and make a donation that will truly make a difference.

Here are three reasons why I hope you will support my ride:

1. Rare cancer research is underfunded, leaving people fighting these cancers with few options — sometimes none. Because of the generosity of people like you, Cycle for Survival is changing that.

2. 100% of your gift (yes, every dollar!) will fund research led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to advance new and better treatments. All funds will be allocated within six months of the events. Cycle for Survival will share what was funded and continue to keep us updated on progress.

3. Discoveries will benefit cancer patients everywhere. Memorial Sloan Kettering treats over 400 subtypes of cancer each year and collaborates with institutions around the world.

Many cancers are considered rare — lymphoma, thyroid, ovarian, brain, pancreatic, all pediatric cancers, and others — and together we can give doctors the resources they need to beat them.

Thank you in advance for your contribution!


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