Cycle For Survival ’17 – Better Than Ever!

Today, I participated in Cycle for Survival for the 6th year in a row. We had an eight woman team of riders on two bikes on our Erica Finds team. Last year, we crushed out $10,000 goal. This year so far, we raised $23,220! We were one of the top teams in our Sunday morning shift and that garnered us bragging rights, awesome swag and a center stage spot!

The event total this year so far is over 18.5 MILLION dollars with 20+ more events to go. Since its inception, Cycle for Survival has raised over 125 MILLION dollars in funds that go directly to research and clinical trials at Memorial Sloan Kettering. You can learn more about this awesome event in my post (and there is still time to enter my raffle for 8 great prizes! Ends 2/13 8:00 PM CST).

I wish I could share the energy and excitement of the day more effectively!

We had an amazing time at the event again this year. Every year, I wonder how it could get better and it does. As always, the instructors were amazing and the Equinox staff and team went above and beyond any expectation. The rides were challenging but fun. We were encouraged to give our all, to sweat, to dance, to push ourselves to the limit. I smiled my face off as we were encouraged to sing and dance while we sweat and pushed ourselves.

As always, there were wonderful tributes to family and friends and so much hope. A member of the MSK research team shared the advances that have been made because of the efforts of Cycle for Survival riders. One of the initiatives he mentioned was in bladder cancer. Our friend Ivonne Mosquera-Schmidt is a survivor and former MSK patient who directly benefited from this research. Amazing!

All in all, it was another super fun, energy-filled, amazing event. I am so fortunate to have such great support and friends who join in all of the fun(draising)! Thank you to all who donated to support my team in this event. I encourage anyone who lives in one of the ride cities to check it out for next year (or this year – locations). Again, we wore our Viewsport sweat activated tanks that say Do It -> Don’t Quit and Work Hard / Hard Work on the back when sweaty. Perfect for the occasion!

If you are interested, please use these links to learn more about Cycle for Survival or to support my team. Stacy was 100% right when she said it was one of the best days of the year. If you have the opportunity to participate or support, I could not recommend it more highly.

PS. My raffle is open through 2/13 at 8:00 CST. You have to be in it to win it!

 

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12 Comments

  1. Elaine Agran says:

    What a marvelous event. We are so proud of you for participating in this worthwhile effort. Love you and what you do.

    • Erica A says:

      Thank you, Elaine! I truly appreciate your support. You should volunteer at the event in LA. It is so uplifting and just a fantastic way to spend the day!

  2. Georgette Coan says:

    You do a wonderful thing with your participation and with getting the word out about the event. Congratulations on raising a great amount and beating your goal!

  3. Kimberly G says:

    I enjoyed the event so much this morning. I can’t wait to do it again next year. It was really an uplifting experience.

  4. Amber Ludwig says:

    Wow!! What a difference you make!! You guys are really doing such an amazing thing!! Way to be amazing!!

  5. Barbra Josephson says:

    It’s a great event and thanks to you for organizing! It really gets better each year. Thanks again for everything!

  6. You guys id more than crush it! HOLY BANANAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. erin says:

    So awesome!!! Glad I remembered to donate. Proud of you!

  8. gloria patterson says:

    You have to be very proud of yourself and team doing this for great reason. God Bless each of you

  9. Deb E says:

    Awesome to see so much support for a truly worthy cause. City of Hope near LA does a lot of fundraising for their great research they do. A nice bonus that it’s so much fun too.

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