Cycle for Survival Returns to Boston

The event raises money for rare cancer research.

2014 event photo provided by cycle for survival

2014 event photo provided by cycle for survival

Cycle for Survival, the annual indoor team cycling event, returns to Boston next month for the third year in a row. The event, scheduled for February 7, raises money for rare cancer research, and although the National Institutes of Health (NIH) defines a “rare cancer” as “one with a prevalence of fewer than 200,000 affected individuals in the United States,” the NIH also reports that approximately 50 percent of people with the disease are battling a rare cancer.

The fundraising event will take place at Equinox’s Franklin Street location, and reps say that 100 percent of every dollar raised funds rare cancer research and clinical trials led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

Equinox, which is Cycle for Survival’s founding partner, expects more than 800 participants to ride at the all-day event, which welcomes families and participants of all skill levels. Cycle for Survival is expecting more than 20,000 riders in 13 cities across the country to participate in 2015. New Balance is the official apparel sponsor of the Boston event.

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