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Cycle For Survival Launches 2018 Battle To Beat Rare Cancers In Times Square

NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cycle for Survival, the movement to beat rare cancers, will celebrate the national launch of registration and fundraising for its 2018 signature rides with the Times Square Takeover on September 27, 2017. Nearly 1,000 supporters will take part, including rare cancer survivors, patients, caregivers, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) doctors and special guests. High-energy cycling rides will be led by instructors from Equinox, Cycle for Survival's founding partner, on more than 100 stationary bikes in the heart of Times Square. The event is presented by smartwater®, Cycle for Survival's longstanding official hydration sponsor. TAG Heuer, the avant-garde of Swiss watchmaking, will debut its sponsorship as the Official Timepiece and Official Timekeeper of Cycle for Survival.

The Cycle for Survival community will ride in Times Square to raise awareness about the fight to beat rare cancers. 100 percent of funds raised by Cycle for Survival go directly to groundbreaking rare cancer research and clinical trials led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

The Times Square Takeover marks the official kick-off of registration and the start of fundraising for Cycle for Survival's 12th year of national indoor cycling events that will take place in 16 cities in January, February and March of 2018. Supporters across the country will take action on September 27 by raising awareness about the cause on social media, registering for the upcoming signature rides and making donations at cycleforsurvival.org. 100 percent of every dollar raised goes to rare cancer research led by MSK, which owns and operates Cycle for Survival.

Thanks to hundreds of thousands of supporters across the country, Cycle for Survival has raised more than $140 million since its founding in 2007?making it the fastest-growing athletic fundraising event in the country.* Download the media kit at news.cycleforsurvival.org for an FAQ, photographs and more information about Cycle for Survival and the Times Square Takeover.


Times Square Takeover: An all-day celebration to kick off registration and the start of fundraising for Cycle for Survival's 12th year of signature rides to beat rare cancers. Equinox, Cycle for Survival's founding partner, will lead riders on more than 100 stationary bikes. Participants will enjoy beverages provided by presenting sponsor smartwater®. Exclusive T-shirts will be given by Cycle for Survival's official apparel sponsor New Balance. Follow on social media with #CYCLEFORSURVIVAL. 


Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Rides take place at 9 a.m., noon, 4, 5, 6 and 7 p.m. EST.


Times Square (Broadway between West 46th and West 47th Streets)


Rare cancer survivors, patients, caregivers, Cycle for Survival supporters, Memorial Sloan Kettering doctors, Equinox instructors and special guests.


Participants register online at www.cycleforsurvival.org/times-square and donate $20.18 to commemorate the upcoming 2018 Cycle for Survival's events.


Contact Kristen King at kking@fenton.com or 904-608-1745 to attend and/or reserve a bike.

*Source: Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum, 2016 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Top 30 Ranked by Gross Revenue


About Cycle for Survival
Join the Battle. Cycle for Survival is the movement to beat rare cancers. Since 2007, Cycle for Survival has raised $140 million through its signature indoor team cycling events across the United States to help fund pioneering rare cancer research led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, which owns and operates Cycle for Survival. 100 percent of every donation funds rare cancer research. About half of all cancer patients are fighting a rare cancer, and they often face limited or no treatment options. Together with the movement's founding partner, Equinox, Cycle for Survival has supported innovative clinical trials, research studies and major scientific initiatives. For a list of events, research updates and additional information, visit https://www.cycleforsurvival.org and follow Cycle for Survival on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube

About Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK)?the world's oldest and largest private cancer center?has devoted more than 130 years to exceptional patient care, innovative research and outstanding educational programs. Today, it is one of 69 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, with state-of-the-art science flourishing side-by-side with clinical studies and treatment. The close collaboration between MSK's physicians and scientists is one of its unique strengths, enabling it to provide patients with the best care available as researchers work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control and ultimately cure cancer. MSK's education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain has an impact on cancer treatment and biomedical research around the world.

About Equinox
Equinox operates 89 upscale, full-service clubs in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Boston, Texas and Washington, DC, as well as international locations in London and Toronto. The company offers an integrated selection of Equinox-branded programs, services and products, including strength and cardio training, studio classes, personal training, spa services and products, apparel and food/juice bars. Equinox's hotel properties will cater exclusively to the high performance traveler: fusing luxury and wellness to serve as the ultimate hotel destination with a 360-degree lifestyle experience. Offering the bespoke experiences and unparalleled services consumers have come to expect from Equinox over its 25-year history, Equinox's hospitality brand will grow to 50 worldwide locations. Since its inception in 1991, Equinox has developed a lifestyle brand that represents service, value, quality, expertise, innovation, attention to detail, market leadership and results. IT'S NOT FITNESS. IT'S LIFE.

The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands and nearly 3,900 beverage choices. Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world's most valuable and recognizable brands, our company's portfolio features 21 billion-dollar brands, 19 of which are available in reduced-, low- or no-calorie options. These brands include Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite, Dasani, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Del Valle, Georgia and Gold Peak. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, we are the No. 1 provider of both sparkling and still beverages. More than 1.9 billion servings of our beverages are enjoyed by consumers in more than 200 countries each day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world's top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system associates. For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at www.coca-colacompany.com, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CocaColaCo, visit our blog, Coca-Cola Unbottled, at www.coca-colablog.com or find us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/the-coca-cola-company.

 (PRNewsfoto/Cycle for Survival)

SOURCE Cycle for Survival

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