Welcome to my fundraising page! Once again, I'm participating in Cycle for Survival to raise money for rare cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK).
As most of you know, for me this is personal. My son Alex was treated at MSK for a rare and aggressive bone cancer, Ewing's Sarcoma. His treatment was long, painful, and arduous. Chemo is brutal, and we need more humane cures.
But rare cancers have caused others to bear even greater burdens. Alex Burdo, the other namesake of The A Team, began treatment for a rare bone cancer on the same day as our Alex. He was just 12 years old. He was cancer free for years after treatment but his disease has recurred and is curently spreading through his body, despite trying every possible cure under the sun. He is only 25, and this breaks my heart. And my beloved mother-in-law, Lois Marcus, passed away last year from a rare form of myeloma.
Rare cancer research is underfunded. Cycle for Survival helps fill the gap by providing critical funding to MSK doctors and scientists in pursuit of bold ideas. From new FDA-approved drugs and technologies to innovative diagnostic tools, Cycle for Survival–funded breakthroughs are transforming the way people with a rare cancer are treated around the world.
Together, we can make a difference for these people.
Please donate today to ensure that progress can continue. Every dollar raised continues to change — and save — lives.
50% of People With Cancer Have a Rare Cancer
Around half of all people diagnosed with cancer have a rare form of the disease. Rare cancers include types you've likely heard of, such as leukemia and lymphoma, thyroid, ovarian, brain, and pancreatic cancer — and all pediatric cancers.
100% of Your Donation Supports Research
Every dollar you give goes directly to groundbreaking studies and clinical trials at MSK. As a world leader in cancer research, care, and education, MSK makes discoveries that have a far-reaching impact and revolutionize how cancer is diagnosed and treated worldwide.
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