Our involvement with Cycle for Survival began three years ago when we approached the sarcoma department at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in order see if we could foster a research project focused on angiosarcoma. We were connected with Jen Linn, co-founder of Cycle for Survival, who inspired us to work the team at Cycle in order to raise the necessary funds to accomplish this goal. As a result, we have been able to fund a major research initiative in the lab of Cristina Antonescu, MD at MSKCC for three years now. Her lab has since published two peer reviewed articles about angiosarcoma and has contributed to the development of the first ever clinical trial for angiosarcoma. These are amazing accomplishments that would never have been made without Cycle for Survival.
In our first year, we had teams in NYC and Long Island. Everyone who participated was amazed at how well organized, inspiring and fun the event was. The next year, we expanded and were able to encourage more people affected by angiosarcoma to get involved. This led to teams in DC, LA and San Francisco. The third year, we had 10 teams in 7 cities across the nation. We now have 15 teams in 10 cities! We are brought together in solidarity through this common effort and are able to see the immediate benefits of this event.
Click here to visit our Team Angiosarcoma Awareness National page, where you can view all of our teams and donate to one or all of them!
Thank you for your consideration and your support.
Together we will prevail!
Thank you for your efforts. While we live in Seattle, we will follow your progress on the east coast. My mother was diagnosed well over a year ago now. We have been working with written directives for treatment which came from Dr. Eve Rodler, at Fred Hutchinson. She has since moved on. So far so good! Dr. Jones is a new contact for us there and, after we finish this second round of chemo, we look forward to meeting with him and staying proactive in this fight. The group at Group Health has been terrific. Mom is many things before she is a cancer patient. A very active ‘almost 80 year old’ – fly fishing (Casting for a Cure) in the summers, learning to play the ukulele, riding horses in the winter are among the many activities she enjoys the most. Again, thank you for all you are doing!
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