Posts Tagged ‘Dave Linn’

Shine Bright

March 2, 2013

Last night, Saturday  Night Live’s Seth Meyers lit the Empire State Building up in orange, in honor of  Cycle for Survival.

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The event has raised almost $31 million dollars for rare cancer research since it’s inception in 2007. The charity has funded 53 clinical trials through Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. One hundred percent of all money donated is funneled into life saving research within 9 months.

Cycle for Survival’s founder, Jennifer Goodman-Linn, and her husband Dave, created the event as a way for Jen to give something back to the community that supported her on her 7 year battle with a rare form of sarcoma. An avid cyclist and marketing executive, Jen found a way to merge her passions to help others. She touched the lives of many, both personally, and through her blog, YOU FEARLESS, which documented her life with the disease. Her optimism shone as brightly as the building which is lit in her honor. Sadly, she lost her fight in 2010.

Tomorrow, my team will be joined by 13,000 others as we ride to help keep Jen’s legacy and indomitable spirit alive, by supporting this amazing organization.

Won’t you help us find a cure for cancer? Please donate by clicking the link below:

“Nobody beats cancer until we all beat cancer.”

How to Dance After Losing it All

February 4, 2013


I have written several times about Jennifer Goodman- Linn, and Cycle for Survival, the charity she co-founded with her husband Dave Linn.

Jen was an inspiration to everyone whose life she touched, whether personally, or through her blog You Fearless, which chronicled her 7 year battle with a rare form of sarcoma that ultimately took her life in 20011. Her strength, honesty and positive outlook endeared her to many.

Her legacy lives on, through the incredible work being done by Cycle for Survival, which has funded 53 life sustaining clinical trials, and has raised over $24 million to fund research at Memorial Sloane Kettering Hospital in New York City.

After sustaining 7 operations and unfathomable amounts of chemotherapy, Jen’s doctors feared she would not live to see her 40th birthday. Miraculously, she rebounded yet again, and was able to celebrate her milestone surrounded by her friends and family. In true Jen fashion, she posted a video of herself doing a silly “happy to be alive” dance, that touched the hearts of all who viewed it.

Last week, her husband Dave faced his own 40th birthday, and wrote about it for the Huffington Post. He also generously offered to make a donation to Cycle for Survival for each comment his wife’s happy dance video receives.

Take a moment to read Dave’s story, and watch Jen show you how to enjoy the gift of life, one silly dance move at a time.

If you would like to support my team’ s ride, please click on the link below to donate to Shari’s Spinners. Although I am still recovering from my fractured knee, I am committed to being on the bike March 2, riding at Rockefeller Center for Cycle for Survival.

Why do I cycle? Because   “Nobody beats cancer until we all beat cancer.”

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