The Event: Cycle for Survival is an indoor team cycling relay in NYC and cities around the country on SundayÂ Jan 31, which isÂ the Sunday before the Super Bowl when nothing else is typically going on. Last yearâ€™s Cycle for Survival raised more than $1.2 million for cancer research. Â Â People “share” an indoor cycling bike for 4 hours and raise money for a great cause. Â We get the best cycling instructors in NY to motivate people but you don’t need to have ever gotten on a bike before to have a great time and make a difference. There are activities for the whole family to enjoy.
How to Register: Visit cycleforsurvival.org and register to form a team or join a team of someone you know.
The Cause: 100% of the funds raised through Cycle for Survival go directly towards clinical trials and research studies at one of the world’s leading institutions for cancer care – Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.Â The research will particularly focus on less common cancers that donâ€™t get the funding that they desperately require. These cancers alone don’t get much attention but when you group them together, they affect millions of people annually. To date, we have funded over 8 trials that have impacted brain, pancreative, soft-tissue, lymphoma and certain forms of pediatric cancer.
Jenâ€™s Story: At the age of 33, Jen Goodman Linn was diagnosed with sarcoma, a rare form of cancer.Â Over the last 5 years, she has endured 4 major surgeries and more than 26 months of chemotherapy.Â Even while facing these challenges, Jen created Cycle for Survival to help the millions of people impacted by cancer.Â Â Jen has been cancer-free for the past 5 months since her most recent surgery, but she is always worried that her cancer will return for a fifth time and is therefore committed to finding more treatment options for her and her fellow cancer patients.
Questions: Please contact Katie KotkinsÂ at email@example.com or 646-227-2511
After five months of hard work by our staff, consultants and volunteers, we are proud to announce the launch of our new interactive website.
Funded by a grant from NY State, the heart of the new site is our nifty and engaging LGBT cancer-education and screening program, Take Care of That Body, where you can:
1. Create and print a Personalized Cancer Risk Report
2. Find LGBT-friendly cancer screening sites, each including a Personal Contact to guide you through the process of setting up the appointment and ensuring your comfort and safety at the facility.
3. Sign up for electronic screening reminders (either email or text message) to remind you to schedule your next cancer screening appointment.
Along the way, you can also…
Learn about cancer in the LGBT communities
Read about cancer screening guidelines
Shop for our merchandise
Follow us on Twitter
Watch a video
Listen to a podcast
Schedule a presentation
Meet our staff
Become a Network HUB
Donate to the Network
and learn how to Take Care Of That Body
â€œNew Stars for Young Stars,â€ Jan. 9 at Jillianâ€™s Boston
BOSTON â€“ Boston Red Sox players and up-and-coming minor leaguers will sign autographs to benefit the Jimmy Fund at the fifth annual â€œNew Stars for Young Starsâ€ event. New Stars for Young Stars will be held on Saturday, Jan. 9, from 11:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Jillianâ€™s Boston.
The lineup includes: Red Sox Outfielder Josh Reddick, Red Sox Pitcher Manny Delcarmen, Red Sox Outfielder Jeremy Hermida, Ryan Westmoreland ranked #2 by SoxProspects.com, Red Sox 2009 â€œMinor League Player of the Yearâ€ Ryan Kalish, and Red Sox 2009 â€œMinor League Pitcher of the Yearâ€ Casey Kelly Former Red Sox great and 2004 World Series Champion Trot Nixon will also be take part in the event.
Tickets go on sale, Dec. 1, at www.jimmyfund.org/new-stars. . Two types of tickets are available. An MVP ticket at $250 includes an official MLB jersey, plus one of the first 30 spots in line. Regular admission tickets are $150 each. All ticket holders can bring one guest, but only the ticket holder may receive autographs. A buffet lunch will be served and sports memorabilia will be on sale. In addition, there will be an opportunity drawing, silent auction and bowling to help strike out cancer.
New Stars for Young Stars is hosted by the Jimmy Fund Council of Greater Boston and has quickly become a popular event for Red Sox fans, already having raised nearly $100,000 since its inception in 2006.
Founded in 1948, the Jimmy Fund is an official charity of the Boston Red Sox. It supports the fight against cancer at Bostonâ€™s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, which is a leading cancer research and care center for adults and children, and a National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer center.
For more information and to buy tickets go to www.jimmyfund.org/new-stars or call Amy Powers at 617-632-3613
Tom Wilson, the cartoonist of the popular Ziggy comic strip, lost his beloved wife to breast cancer several years ago and has written a very touching, inspirational book about his journey.
Until 01/19/10, Mr. Wilson is donating 100% of his personal royalties to the LIVESTRONG foundation. I have included the link so you can read more about the beautiful effort he is making to help heal others. Thank you for the work you are doing to help heal those in need. I am very thankful for the kind hearts who are making a difference in this world.
Meg was just a few months pregnant when she was diagnosed. She gave birth to a beautiful baby boy weighing 2’13″. She could have aborted the pregnancy to begin treatments but she decided not to; she wanted so much to be a mother. She gave her son life, but lost hers. She got to be a mommy for 6 months. I did promise her that I would be sure her little boy would know who his mommy was and I am doing that. Amazingly, he is a lot like her.
Mag passed away 12-7-05