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Kicking Off

Times Square Takeover

In September, nearly 1,000 supporters from across the country came together to kick off the 2018 Cycle for Survival events in a big way!

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December Challenge

In December, we raised $2 million to purchase a DNA sequencer and fund genomic profiling. This is how MSK doctors and researchers investigate what causes each person's cancer. This technology is faster, more efficient, more cost effective, and more precise than ever before. Riders who received a donation from five donors during the month of December had their names displayed in the lab with the new sequencer.


First-ever exclusive Cycle for Survival cycling shoe!

We were thrilled to announce the first-ever Cycle for Survival cycling shoe! New Balance will donate 10% of the suggested retail price for each Cycle for Survival WX09 NBCycle shoe sold on newbalance.com. Limited sizes still available! We are proud to have New Balance as our official apparel sponsor. 

New Balance Shoe

"It's so easy to feel helpless in the face of cancer. You don't know what to do, but you want to do something. Cycle for Survival is that something."


MetLife Foundation Match

During the final days of December, MetLife Foundation generously doubled donations to participants’ fundraising totals, adding up to $500,000 in match dollars.

New York Stock Exchange

We rang the New York Stock Exchange Opening Bell on February 21 with representatives from MSK; our founding partner, Equinox; JP Morgan Chase; RBC; and Citibank.

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ICAP Fundraising Sprint

Thanks to ICAP, 20 riders won big boosts to their fundraising pages.

Our Founding Partner 

Thank you to our incredible founding partner, Equinox. From the hundreds of instructors who lead us in the rides, to the club and corporate staff, and beyond - we are so grateful for your generosity and commitment to beating rare cancers. 

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New Balance

Official Apparel Sponsor

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Official Hydration Sponsor

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TAG Heuer

Official Timepiece and Timekeeper

"A clinical trial funded by Cycle for Survival saved my life. It's as simple as that. Ten years ago, I would not have survived my cancer. The medical advances that helped me were made possible by generous donors. I'm beyond grateful."


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Million Match Challenge

Thanks to The Crimson Lion / Lavine Family Foundation, our community was matched with $1 million in gifts between February 21 and March 7. Riders and donors worked together to win big by increasing past donations and securing first-time donations!

Your Name in Jennifer Goodman Linn Laboratory at MSK

Before the last events, co-founder Dave Linn reminded our community that every one of us has the power to make a difference. If you donated during the two-day time period, your name will be displayed in The Jennifer Goodman Linn Laboratory of New Drug Development in Sarcoma and Rare Cancers.


Media Coverage

Cycle for Survival was proudly featured in a variety of media outlets, including:

Jen's Bike

This special bike reminds us that every person has the power to make a difference in the fight against rare cancers. Thank you to those who rode this bike. 

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Official Timepiece and Timekeeper of Cycle for Survival

TAG Heuer showed their support this year in so many ways. Tom Brady, Patrick Dempsey, Tim Howard, Alec Monopoly, and Alexander Rossi challenged each other to see who could fundraise the most. Plus, TAG Heuer created an exclusive smart watch featuring a custom-designed Cycle for Survival signature orange rubber strap.

MSK Rides With Us

250 Memorial Sloan Kettering teams and 100 doctors pedaled with us in 2018. Cycle for Survival is proud to be a part of MSK. 

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PeerToPeer Forum

Cycle for Survival was named P2P Forum's Program of the Year during their annual conference in 2018. 


Our Community Video

Cycle for Survival participants recorded their personal experiences on event day for the first-ever community-made video.

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Finishing Strong