1 WEEK TO GO: SUPPORT MY RIDE IN CYCLE FOR SURVIVAL

by Marisa Marcantonio

Cycle For Survival is almost here! 

My Dad, me and Amanda at Palm Beach Polo circa 1988

WHY I RIDE:
I am riding in honor of my Dad in my 2nd Cycle for Survival event March 3rd. My father was a patient of Dr. Posner at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for brain cancer. What they do to help patients and their level of care is just incredible. Helping the hospital and supporting their research gives me such pride. So i ride this March 3rd for my Dad, so others are able to survive and thrive.
With a week to go, I am getting excited for my Cycle For Survival annual fundraising ride this Sunday, March 3rd. Last year was my first time participating on Team Gear up 2 Fight Cancer, and I have looked forward to this year's event for some time. The reason is, the day is just amazingly inspiring. To see over 200 people cycling together in one room to raise funds for rare cancer research is quite something. All the money raised goes to Memorial Sloan Kettering and 53 clinical trials have been funded by the $29 million raised since the event started in 2007. I want to thank all of you that have donated to my ride so far, and if you would like to give, click here. You can do so till April! I couldn't have done this without your support so THANK YOU for helping me rock the raising wheeling for healing.
 If you have a friend or member of your family whose life has been touched by cancer, I ride for them, too.

HONORING MY DAD

by Marisa Marcantonio

Amanda, Dad and me with bluefish at Great Point on Nantucket, circa 1979

On February 12th, I am participating in a fundraising event to benefit Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Called Cycle for Survival, it is a day long spin relay event at Equinox that supports cancer research. I cycle with pride to honor my dad, Robert Marcantonio, who was a MSKCC patient. My dad had a brain tumor and 2 surgeries at Memorial. The doctors and nurses there are just awe inspiring in their dedication and level of care. It has been 18 years since he passed away, and I think of him daily, so this ride is especially meaningful for me. I think it will make him happy to know that I am doing something to give back.
Join me in the fight against cancer, as sadly, it has touched most of our lives. Friends have been so amazing in supporting this event, if you want to contribute, visit my page here.
And go Team Gear Up 2 Fight Cancer!