Cycle for Survival Returns to Chicago

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Cycle for Survival, the national movement to beat rare cancers, returned to Chicago on February 21st and 22nd for the sixth consecutive year for its annual indoor team cycling event at Equinox The Loop. More than 1,600 Chicago residents rode to raise money for rare research with Cycle for Survival. Over $67 million has been raised so far. One hundred percent of every dollar raised by Cycle for Survival funds rare cancer research and clinical trials led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, which owns and operates Cycle for Survival. Special guests from Chicago Fire and Chicago PD rode at the Cycle for Survival in Chicago including: LaRoyce Hawkins, Actor, Chicago PD; Marina Squerciati, Actor, Chicago PD; Joe Minoso, Actor, Chicago Fire; David Eigenberg, Actor, Chicago Fire.

About half of all Americans with cancer face the challenge of fighting a rare form of the disease, which includes thyroid, brain, ovarian, pancreatic, all pediatric cancers, and many others. Rare cancer research is typically underfunded—often leaving patients with few or no proven treatment plans. Cycle for Survival is helping to fill this funding gap by supporting cutting-edge research. Every dollar raised will be allocated within six months. Since 2007, Cycle for Survival has raised over $64 million for the cause.

Photo Credit: Anne Ryan

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