NEW YORK - On Saturday, February 12, eight members of the Columbia field hockey team participated in the Cycle for Survival event at Equinox on Fifth Avenue.
Junior Carson Christus helped organize the event for her team, rallying Julia Garrison, Hannah Smith, Maggie O'Connor, Gabby Kozlowski, Katie DeSandis, Creaghan Peters and Liz Malone to team up to cycle for this good cause.
"I'm very proud of Carson for her leadership and her desire to organize our group to participate in this important event," said head coach Marybeth Freeman. "We have made a push for doing community service and our players have really embraced the concept of giving back to their community with group efforts. These women represented the program well at the event and I'm pleased that all of them decided to donate their time and energy for the cause."
Founded in 2007 by patient Jennifer Goodman Linn, Cycle for Survival is the indoor team cycling fundraiser that has raised more than $4.5 million in support of research on rare cancers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering. Each year, thousands of cyclists team up with friends, family, and coworkers in the ride against cancer in New York City, Chicago, and at satellite events around the world!"
"Cycle for survival is an amazing annual event that started right here in NYC and has grown into a nation-wide fundraiser for cancer research," said Christus. "We are so happy to cycle and be a part of something so big and widespread, but also something that hits home for so many people in our own Columbia Athletics family. We were all so proud to ride on behalf of Columbia field hockey and support such an amazing cause."