What is Cycle for Survival?
Cycle for Survival is a national movement whose goal is to beat rare cancers through high-energy indoor team cycling events. The best part of Cycle for Survival? Every dollar — 100% of all money raised — directly funds rare cancer research through the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
What is the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center?
The oldest and largest private cancer center, Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center is ranked as one of the top centers in the nation for its close collaboration between doctors and researchers. MSK is dedicated to changing the prevalence of rare cancers — about half of all cancer diagnoses are considered a “rare” (affecting less than 200,000 people) form of cancer. The MSK treats more than 400 subtypes of cancer each year.
Get Involved in Cycle for Survival
How can you help Cycle for Survival raise money for the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center? Join a team, raise money, and ride!
- Register — Either join an existing team, or register a new team as a Captain. Each team is comprised of 4–8 riders and 1–4 stationary bikes. You do also have the option of a solo ride, but be prepared to bike for four straight hours!
- Raise Money — Each bike has a $1,000 donation minimum, though most bikes raise an average of $5,000. Upon registering, each team member is given their own Participant Center and a personal fundraising page, which can be customized to tell a personal story about why you’re riding.
- Ride — Rides are held across the country every February and March. Teams pick a location and reserve stationary bikes. Team members ride relay-style in four 50-minute shifts per bike. The ride is lead by an Equinox Indoor cycling instructor. Teams also have the option to create their own satellite event from anywhere in the world at any time of year!
- Research — Over 100 clinical trials, research studies, and major research initiatives have been funded by Cycle for Survival. And don’t forget — every single dollar you raise goes to the MSK Cancer Center for rare cancer research.
Get Involved in Montgomery County
Not much of a biker? That’s okay; there are hundreds of ways to give back right here in Montgomery County. Explore different organizations, charities, and programs devoted to improving the quality of life for all in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and Washington, D.C. Feel free to contact me with questions about life in Montgomery County!