Every dollar raised nationwide, with support from founding partner, Equinox, will fund research led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Roslyn, NY - February 2, 2015 - Cycle for Survival, the national movement to beat rare cancers, is returning to Long Island on Feb. 8 for the fifth consecutive year for its annual indoor team cycling event at Equinox Roslyn. 100 percent of every dollar raised by Cycle for Survival funds rare cancer research and clinical trials led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the nation’s No. 1 cancer care hospital*, which owns and operates Cycle for Survival.
Instructors from Equinox, Cycle for Survival’s founding partner, will lead more than 800 participants in rides at these all-day, family friendly events, including rare cancer doctors and researchers, patients, survivors and supporters from Long Island. In 2015, more than 20,000 riders in 13 cities across the country will participate in Cycle for Survival.
About half of all Americans with cancer face the challenge of fighting a rare form of the disease, which includes thyroid, brain, ovarian, pancreatic, all pediatric cancers, and many others. Rare cancer research is typically underfunded—often leaving patients with few or no proven treatment plans. Cycle for Survival is helping to fill this funding gap by supporting cutting-edge research. Every dollar raised will be allocated within six months. Since 2007, Cycle for Survival has raised over $58 million for the cause.
About Cycle for Survival
Join the Battle. Cycle for Survival is the national movement to beat rare cancers. About half of all cancer patients are fighting a rare cancer, and they often face limited or no treatment options. Since 2007, Cycle for Survival has raised more than $58 million through its signature indoor team cycling events across the U.S. to help fund pioneering rare cancer research led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, which owns and operates Cycle for Survival. Together with the movement's founding partner, Equinox, Cycle for Survival has supported innovative clinical trials, research studies, and major research initiatives. 100 percent of every donation funds rare cancer research.
About Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
We are the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center, home to more than 13,000 physicians, scientists, nurses, and staff united by a relentless dedication to conquering cancer. As an independent institution, we combine 130 years of research and clinical leadership with the freedom to provide highly-individualized, exceptional care to each patient. And our always-evolving educational programs continue to train new leaders in the field, here and around the world. For more information, go to www.mskcc.org.
Equinox operates 73 upscale, full-service clubs in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Boston, Dallas and Washington, DC, as well as international locations in London and Toronto. The company offers an integrated selection of Equinox-branded programs, services and products, including strength and cardio training, group fitness classes, personal training, spa services and products, apparel and food/juice bars. Since its inception in 1991, Equinox has developed a lifestyle brand that represents service, value, quality, expertise, innovation, attention to detail, market leadership and results.
*Memorial Sloan Kettering was named the number one hospital for cancer care in the nation by U.S. News & World Report