A Womble Carlyle team including Mark Desgrosseilliers, Ericka Johnson, Morgan Patterson and Kevin Mangan will take part in Cycle for Survival, riding to help beat rare forms of cancer.
Cycle for Survival is a national indoor team cycling event that funds rare cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). MSK is one of the world's premier cancer research institutions, and the work conducted there benefits patients around the world. for Survival was created by a friend of the firm, David Linn, and his wife Jennifer, after Jennifer was diagnosed with a rare cancer. Unfortunately, Jen passed away in 2011 but David continues on with Cycle for Survival. In just 10 years of Cycle for Survival events, over $116 million (and counting) has been raised.
Approximately half of all people fighting cancer are fighting a rare cancer. These are diseases we know: from leukemia to lymphoma, pediatric cancers, brain, ovarian, and pancreatic cancers, among many others. However, because these cancers are considered "rare," research is often vastly underfunded.
One hundred percent of every dollar donated will fund pioneering rare cancer research led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
The 2017 Cycle for Survival event takes place Feb. 11th in New York City.