NEW YORK -- Members of the Columbia University field hockey, softball and men and women's soccer teams recently took part in the Cycle for Survival charity event at Equinox on Fifth Avenue in the City of New York. The four teams were able to raise over $5,000, which will be donated to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, the nation's preeminent center for research and treatment devoted exclusively to cancer.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering's Cycle for Survival raises crucial funds for research on rare cancers. Founded in 2007 by Jennifer Goodman Linn and her husband, David, the event became an official Memorial Sloan-Kettering event in 2009 and has doubled in size and fundraising totals each successive year, making it one of the fastest growing fundraising events in the world. Now a national event, it has raised more than $4.5 million in less than four years.
Last year, over 2,500 participants raised $2.4 million. Four hundred teams in New York City took part, and 50 international satellite events held their own fundraisers for the cause. A total of 850 teams consisting of over 4,000 participants were expected to register for this year’s “ride against cancer.”
For more information on the Cycle for Survival, visit www.cycleforsurvival.org.