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   For Immediate Release: February 3, 2013

700 Participate In “Cycle for Survival” Fundraising Event Dedicated to Rare Cancer


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700 on Long Island Participate In “Cycle for Survival” Fundraising Event Dedicated to Rare Cancers

(Long Island, NY) On Saturday February 2nd, nearly 700 participants in Roslyn, Long Island, joined the fight against rare cancers at Cycle for Survival, the national, indoor team cycling event that raises money to fund rare cancer research led by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Cycle for Survival is one of the fastest-growing athletic fundraising event and the only fundraising events dedicated to rare cancers as a whole. To date, Cycle for Survival has raised more than $24 million.

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Nearly 700 Long Island residents in Roslyn were among 13,000 cyclers nationwide who joined the fight against rare cancers during Cycle for Survival at Equinox. Funds raised benefit rare cancer research led by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

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Cycle for Survival has raised more than $24 million since 2007 for research led by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to find new treatments for rare cancer patients.

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Nearly 700 Long Island residents in Roslyn were among 13,000 cyclers nationwide who joined the fight against rare cancers during Cycle for Survival at Equinox. Funds raised benefit rare cancer research led by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

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As the event’s founding partner, Equinox hosts Cycle for Survival events nationwide.

John Flaherty, former Yankees catcher and current YES television baseball announcer, and Dr. Richard Barakat, were there to present the fundraising total to date on behalf of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center today. Events also took place at founding partner Equinox clubs in Miami and San Francisco.

About Cycle for Survival
Cycle for Survival is a high-energy, national, indoor team cycling event that raises money to fund research into rare cancers. Cycle for Survival is owned and operated by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). Together with its founding partner, Equinox, Cycle for Survival has raised more than $24million, funding more than 53 clinical trials and research studies since 2007. Within six months of each Cycle for Survival event, every dollar raised is allocated to a Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center research initiative devoted to discovering new and more effective treatments for rare cancers. Join the battle.

Find out more at www.cycleforsurvival.org, or follow Cycle for Survival on Facebook,Twitter and YouTube.



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