Dave and I just returned from the inaugural San Francisco event and it was fantastic! Over 200 riders showed up for the cause and they raised as much as year I New York City did 4 years ago - truly amazing! The Equinox downtown location is the old stock exchange building and it was such a beautiful space. Everyone from the Equinox managers, instructors and participants put their "all" into the event and it showed. It is amazingly rewarding to see that a city 2500 miles away from the original birth place of Cycle for Survival could show as much passion for the cause as they did. We can't wait to make 2012 bigger and better!
Hi everyone, I apologize for not writing in a bit. The good news is that I have been busy getting my life back in order. I am so thrilled to feel good these days.
Cycle for Survival continues to be busy in the most wonderful of ways. Dave and I are headed to San Francisco with the team this coming weekend to enjoy the inaugural San Fran event.
We are also busy already planning for 2012. Hold onto your hats because the event promises to be bigger and better!
Wow is all I can say! Dave and I are still recovering from this amazing past weekend. Long Island and NYC Cycle for Survival events exceeded all expectations. The energy was unparalleled and we presented a check for $4.2MM to the doctors at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center…a full $2MM more than last year’s amount.
It's amazing! As of this minute (it literally changes EVERY minute), we have raised $4.0MM!! It's not too late to donate at cycleforsurvival.org
Seth Meyers, the head writer of Saturday Night Live, and I were on Rachael Ray today promoting the event and it was a lot of fun. Here's a fun clip that Seth and I filmed "behind the scenes" at the show along with the actual segment. http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/blogs/categories/backstage-pass/
Dave and I just got home from the 2nd annual Cycle for Survival in Chicago and it surpassed all expectations!
The energy and inspiration in the room was palpable! A sincere thank you to the fantastic MSKCC and Equinox Teams who worked so hard to make the event a success . And a shout out to Lead Dog, our fantastic event agency responsible for making things run so smoothly.
I always say to people, it's hard to explain the magic of the day...you just have to come and see it and you will be sold! So, rather than talk a lot about it, I thought I would explain in pictures and videos.
We are so happy to be in Chicago to kick off Cycle for Suvival season! We have already raised close to $3.2MM dollars and there is still time to donate at cycleforsurvival.org!
Despite the 3rd most severe blizzard in Chicago's history, we landed safely and are excited for tomorrow. We have 200 teams riding and Chicago has DOUBLED their fundraising from last year and raised over $400K. Way to go Windy City!
With a few weeks to go, Cycle for Survival has ALREADY surpassed last year’s total of $2.4MM. Now is the time to really make an impact. Please donate, any amount, at cycleforsurvival.org or directly to my team at http://mskcc.convio.net/goto/fearless
As many of you know, I am willing to try almost anything within reason to rid myself of the cancer that invades my body. Over the years I have tried acupuncture, reflexology, reiki and cranial massage, yoga, meditation and nutritional supplements. The only thing I remember actively refusing was a very invasive “turbo greens” enema concoction (I think I’ll pass!).
Lately, I have started working with a healer. When people ask me what she “does”, I have a hard time explaining…she just makes me feel like I am empowered to get rid of my cancer.
Cycle for Survival has already raised over $2.2MM with a few weeks to go! If you haven’t donated already, please donate to my team at http://mskcc.convio.net/goto/fearless
Chemo cycle #5 has been OK. The first week is always the hardest when I am taking the oral pills right after the IV drip. However, beyond constant stomach issues and feeling a bit like I am coming down with the flu, I am hanging in there.
Cycle for Survival has already raised over $2MM with a few weeks to go! If you haven’t donated already, please donate to my team at http://mskcc.convio.net/goto/fearless
This will be a short but sweet blog post since I am running out the door to begin chemotherapy cycle #5. Let me set the context for how special our weekend at Duke was…