JOIN THE BATTLE. Beat Rare Cancers.
This year, I’m proud to say that TEAM ROCKSTAR surpassed our goal of $1 MILLION dollars raised by our team in just six years, but we are not done yet! With every single dollar raised going to rare cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, we’re on a mission to bring more funding and treatment options to patients THAN EVER BEFORE.
Since 2012, 175 different riders have been a part of TEAM ROCKSTAR Bethesda. We’ve ridden on 120 bikes for 480 hours, which translates to 20 days! This year alone, we have 80 riders on our team — 37 of them first-timers — making it the biggest and best team yet. And as just the 6th team out of 7,400 teams to reach the MILLION DOLLAR mark, we’re so thankful for supporters like you who have launched us into the fundraising record books!
Despite the numerous people we ride for and the many survivors and patients who will be in our thoughts on Sunday, February 26, in our six years of raising money for rare cancer research, we’ve never been more hopeful than we are today. And there’s one really big reason why — and that reason is YOU.
Thanks to people like you, Cycle for Survival has raised more than $100 million since 2007 — with 100 percent of that going to research fighting rare cancers — and how to spend and where to spend every penny is crucial. In 2016 alone, the $30 million in donations were transformative. Within six months of the events, the money was put to good use in researching treatment options and ultimately saving lives. See the impact here: https://www.cycleforsurvival.org/2016-funding-allocations?_ga=1.125527626.1509884683.1440773631
Why this is important to us:
PATIENTS DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TREATMENT OPTIONS.
For many rare cancer patients, there is no game plan or treatment protocol—and that's a very scary thing. Cycle for Survival is committed to changing this reality through funding new clinical trials, studies, and research initiatives to propel forward progress. In its first ten years, Cycle for Survival has already raised more than $100 million—and we will not stop until we beat rare cancers.
RARE CANCERS ARE MORE COMMON THAN YOU THINK.
Roughly half of all cancer patients are fighting a rare form of the disease. These are diseases we all know: pediatric cancers, leukemia, lymphoma, thyroid, ovarian and pancreatic cancers are among the hundreds of cancer types classified as rare.
Cancer touches too many lives and hits too close to home. Together, we're united in this fight; Cycle for Survival is our way of fighting back against cancer.
What you can do:
DONATE TO SUPPORT LIFESAVING RESEARCH.
100% of every dollar you give goes directly to research efforts within six months of the events, so you can be sure your gift will have an immediate impact on the lives of rare cancer patients and their families.
At Equinox, we have a saying. Commit to something. If you look up that word you’ll see that it stands for “a pledge, a promise, an obligation.” Each year at this time, when I question doing another ask, when I wonder if I’m bugging people with another email, when the thought passes in my head that I’m too busy, too tired, too full of election burn-out, “fill in the excuse here” for this, I think back to why I started. And I reaffirm the commitment I made to my friend Dave.
I’ll leave you today with one last saying, and it is this: “Roads are long; make them short with good company.” Thank you – all of you – for being such good company on TEAM ROCKSTAR BETHESDA's six-year journey. I mean, I don’t know about you, but I feel like a MILLION BUCKS!
Keep rockin it!
Captain, Team Rockstar
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