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Julie Jacobs

Team Name:  Kiss My Grits, Cancer!
Years Participated: Tenth Year

Location:   New York, NY:

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Ten years ago, I rode in my first Cycle for Survival ride to support my friend Dave Linn and his wife Jen who was battling cancer. They had started Cycle for Survival to raise money to fight rare cancers. 

Ten years later, Jen is gone. And, something that I hadn't seen coming... other beloved friends too: my high schools buddies Diana and Carl are gone. My lovely neighbor Elicia is gone. My heart breaks thinking of my dear friends who have bravely fought the war against cancer over the last decade.

So here I am, ten years later, trying to do my part. I am proud to report that in this decade, my team has raised over $489,266! And, I have seen this money go to incredible use -- new therapies, new trials and lots of saved lives.

Why this matters to me:

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!


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