Cycle for Survival Raises Money for Rare Cancer Research

Cycle for Survival came back to the city last weekend.

Founding partner Equinox lead riders in a high-energy cycling event as part of a national movement to beat rare cancers.

In 2016 alone, more than 27,000 riders in 15 cities around the country participated.

NY1's Roma Torre took part in the ride. Roma, of course, is a colon cancer survivor herself. All of the funds donated go to research studies and clinical trials at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Two riders we spoke with say this ride is very personal for them.

"We joined the first ride, she came out and rode while she was in chemo, it was a really powerful experience, there was so much energy and positivity in the room," said one rider

"So two surgeries, two rounds of treatment to be able to be here today to fight even harder on the bike than I did for cancer is gonna be outrageous," said Frank Rappa, Senior Director of Retail for Equinox.

Cycle for Survival has raised more than $100 million since the fundraising began back in 2007.

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