‘Cycle for Survival’ Fundraiser Surpasses $250 Million Milestone

‘Cycle for Survival’ Fundraiser Surpasses $250 Million Milestone
Including donations from more than 1 million individuals across all 50 states, 13-year-old Cycle for Survival has raised more than $250 million to date to fight rare malignancies such as ovarian cancer. The amount exceeds a major fundraising milestone. All proceeds from the annual high-energy event go toward research led by the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center, the event’s owner and operator. Events began in January and continued through early this month in 17 cities nationwide. Participants were led by cycling instructors from Equinox, Cycle for Survival’s founding partner, which recently contributed a $500,000 matching donation to help lift the event over the $250 million mark. Last year’s efforts produced $42 million. Notably, more than half the $250 million raised since 2007 was generated in the past three years. “This milestone reflects the determination and generosity of a passionate community uniting to fight rare cancers,” a Cycle for Survival press release stated. To celebrate the milestone, as well as Cycle for Survival’s 11th year in Chicago, the skyscraper Willis Tower recently lit its famous antenna orange. The stationary cycling event
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