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19 Reasons To Join Cycle For Survival This Year

Whether you pedal hard or hardly pedal, get ready to get on your bike.

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Cycle for Survival is the national movement to beat rare cancers.

Founded in 2007 by Jennifer Goodman Linn (who passed away in 2011) and her husband, Dave, it is now one of the fastest-growing fundraising events, thanks to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, which owns and operates Cycle for Survival, and founding partner Equinox.
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Founded in 2007 by Jennifer Goodman Linn (who passed away in 2011) and her husband, Dave, it is now one of the fastest-growing fundraising events, thanks to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, which owns and operates Cycle for Survival, and founding partner Equinox.

Over $60 million has been raised since Cycle for Survival began — and all you have to do is get on a bike for a few minutes.

Rides are held at Equinox locations across the country every February and March, with teams raising money and enjoying an epic indoor cycling class. But don't let that deter you; you can pedal hard or hardly pedal!
Cycle for Survival / Via Flickr: cycleforsurvival

Rides are held at Equinox locations across the country every February and March, with teams raising money and enjoying an epic indoor cycling class. But don't let that deter you; you can pedal hard or hardly pedal!

So, why should you join?

1. No matter where you are, there's probably one happening close by.

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Cycle for Survival currently takes place in 13 cities across the country.

2. Because it's a lot of fun.

And who doesn't like a dance party?
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And who doesn't like a dance party?

3. Seriously. It's impossible to not have the best day ever.

4. 100% of every donation is directly allocated to research within six months of the events.

The money goes to pioneering research and clinical trials at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and have already led to new and better treatments for cancer patients worldwide.
Cycle for Survival / Via Flickr: cycleforsurvival

The money goes to pioneering research and clinical trials at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and have already led to new and better treatments for cancer patients worldwide.

5. Because maybe you know somebody with cancer.

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6. Maybe you will.

7. Or maybe you're a survivor.

8. Because superheroes are just regular people.

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9. And you could be one of them.

10. In 2010, Cycle for Survival raised $2.4 million for cancer research.

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11. And just four years later, it raised $20 million.

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12. It doesn't matter how old you are...

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13. ...or how young.

Though if you're under 18, you'll have to settle for the next best thing.
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Though if you're under 18, you'll have to settle for the next best thing.

14. No matter your reason for riding...

15. ...we're all striving for one goal.

16. You'll make some new friends.

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17. You'll definitely surprise yourself.

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And you'll get to ride alongside inspirational Memorial Sloan Kettering doctors and researchers, just like this one.

18. And you'll burn a few calories.

19. Because everybody wishes for this.

So... What are you waiting for?

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To learn more about Cycle for Survival go here. Or, you can donate to this amazing cause here.