On Saturday, March 2, Cushman & Wakefield participated in Cycle for Survival, an indoor team cycling event that raises funds for rare cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the world’s oldest and largest private cancer and one of the top cancer hospitals in the nation.
Approximately 50% of people with cancer have a rare cancer, such as brain, pancreatic, ovarian, stomach, pediatric cancers, and many others. Although they account for about half of all cancer diagnoses when combined, research on many rare cancers is drastically underfunded, often leaving patients with limited or no treatment options. Cycle for Survival donates every dollar raised to Memorial Sloan Kettering for rare cancer research.
Morgan Jackson, former Chapter Lead and Member of the CWFL National Leadership Council and Chair of the Chapter Development Committee, served as team captain, promoting participation and fundraising for the event in partnership with Sarah Lucenti, current CWFL Chapter Lead.
During the event, team members rode relay-style, sharing each stationary bike for 50-minute cycling sessions at Equinox Sports Club in West LA. Brian Yeretzian, Marc Renard, Chelsea Gribble, Jackie Klein, Brianna Demus, Ivy Gaitan, Michael Tidwell, Ally Hayashi, Hayden Clegg, Daniel Gould, Paul Sims, and Nick DiPaolo from Cushman & Wakefield’s DTLA, South Bay, and West LA offices all came out to participate and raise money for rare cancer research. The team raised $4,450, placing in the Top 20 teams for donations. Cycle for Survival raised over $41 million for rare cancer research in 2019 alone.
“We had so much fun raising money for an amazing cause,” Morgan said. “We are looking forward to participating annually.”
For more information on Cycle for Survival, visit www.cycleforsurvival.org