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Kaley Karaffa

Team Name:  Elevate
Years Participated: Eighth Year

Location:   New York, NY:

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Thank you for visiting my page to learn why Cycle for Survival is special to me and so many other rare cancer patients, survivors, and their loved ones! Rare cancers are personal to me. I am 3.5 years in remission from Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma, which is a sub-type of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (a rare cancer). Through a contact at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), I was connected with my oncologist who got me into a clinical trial that saved my life, so cancer research and MSK are personal to me.

I am so thankful to be riding for the seventh year in Cycle for Survival in Seattle and New York to help raise awareness and funds for rare cancer research. In 2012 during my first ride, I had no idea how personal MSK and Cycle for Survival would become to me. But now, 7 years later, I am grateful that I am healthy and able to do a small part to help others who have or will battle a rare cancer and need life saving treatment and the benefits of 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.

These statistics matter:

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 . 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.

Join the Battle! 

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