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Betsy Flanagan

Team Name:  WE Fearless - Boston
Years Participated: Ninth Year

Location:   Boston, MA:

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I lost my mother almost 10 years ago to a rare and aggressive form of neuroendocrine cancer. I live each day hoping and praying for a cure so no other family has to endure the pain and heartbreak of losing someone they love so dearly. Not a day goes by that I don't miss my mom, MORE THAN EVER now that I have a teenager!  The struggle is real.  

Founded in 2007 by friends Jennifer and Dave Linn, Cycle for Survival is the indoor team cycling fundraiser that has raised more than $180 million dollars for rare cancer research, and funded 100+ clinical trials and research studies. 100% of the money raised directly funds clinical trials and research studies at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, bringing new hope to countless lives touched by rare cancer worldwide!

This is my 9th year cycling, and once again captaining a WE Fearless Team in Boston, MA on February 2nd with 6 Bikes this year! Patrick has once again formed a Corporate Team rallying his employees and clients to fight rare cancers! We are doing this because we CAN and we because CARE!  

I would greatly appreciate the support... any amount will help make a difference!  

Why do I participate in Cycle for Survival?

I'm raising money for rare cancer research. Will you join me by making a donation? Your gift will directly help people who have few, if any, treatment options. Through Cycle for Survival, progress is accelerating. We arm scientists with the resources to explore pioneering ideas, discover new therapies, and collaborate to find the next breakthrough.

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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