Monday, February 13, 2012

FIJI Members Bike for a Cause

Left to right:  Bruce Bogenrief, Jarrett Herold, Ryan Morris.

Cycle For Survival launched five years ago with 50 cyclist in New York City.  The event raises money to fund cancer research to study rare cancers. 100% of the money donated goes to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Research Center.  Over 50% of people suffering from cancer have a form of "rare" cancer. To date Cycle For Survival has funded 25 clinical studies.

This year more than 10,000 cyclists took part across the country.  On Saturday, Cycle 2012 delivered a check for $7.6 million to Memorial Sloan-Kettering.

The team, "Build Me Up, Buttercup" is composed of the Herold family and friends.  Three FIJI members, Nathan Brzozowski, Ryan Morris, Bruce Bogenrief joined their brother, Jarrett, for Cycle 2012.  The team has raised about $8,000 this year with the donation window open until late March.

For more on Cycle For Survival and how to get your brotherhood or sisterhood involved, go here