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Team Captain: Mr. Larry E. Zimmerman Jr.
Bike Count: Four-Bike Team
Per Bike Average: $69,641
Location: New York, NY:
As many of you know, Perry Zimmerman is a five time cancer survivor. We raise money to research rare cancers in the hopes of finding treatments that are less intrusive and more effective, and so that in the future, cancer patients like Perry will have many more options. Perry is a happy, healthy student at Lafayette College, where she hosted a Cycle for Survival ride in April. Perry brings spirited banter and fun energy to her fundraising as well as to her other endeavors. An article on her ride can be found here: https://lafayettestudentnews.com/134012/arts/student-activist-spotlight-perry-zimmerman-23-has-raised-millions-toward-a-cancer-free-future/ and her event even made the local news. https://www.wfmz.com/news/area/lehighvalley/cycling-for-survival-at-lafayette-college-raises-money-for-cancer-research/article_d01956aa-c354-11ec-9a3d-db0d3604bbdb.html (Apologies for the long links)
Perry was born with retinoblastoma, a rare eye cancer that was inherited. At the age of two, she developed a brain tumor, pineoblastoma, leading to the diagnosis of trilateral retinoblastoma. After high dose chemotherapy, several surgeries, and a stem cell transplant with complications, she was back on track, and had no evidence of cancer until age eleven. Then she developed a large lump in her leg, diagnosed as osteosarcoma, which required high dose chemotherapy again. At age 15 she had an amazing and intricate surgery to allow her own bone to grow in where most of her femur had been removed. At 18, she had one more osteosarcoma (of her scapula), more surgery and high dose chemo. Then a thyroid cancer, that in her words, was nothing. Team Perry’s funds are directed to retinoblastoma and its secondary cancers including children’s brain tumors.
We have been proud to participate in Cycle for Survival for 14 years. Since 2007, the Cycle for Survival community has provided funding to hundreds of doctors and scientists in pursuit of new treatments for rare cancers.
Thank you for your continued support of Team Perry.
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