Come join our cycling team at Equinox UES on March 10th 2018 to support rare cancer research!
In August 2015, Michelle was a newlywed who had just returned from her honeymoon in Portugal. She was active, successful in her career, and excited to start her married life with her husband in New York City. At an indoor cycling class she felt a pain in her neck coming from a lump she had noticed the week before. The next morning, she visited her doctor and by the end of the day, Michelle had been diagnosed with lymphoma. She was 28 years old when she began treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) in late October last year. Throughout chemotherapy, she continued riding in indoor cycling classes every week. Cycling felt empowering and it helped Michelle envision life beyond cancer. On January 13, 2016, she found out that she was in remission. Michelle is grateful for the opportunity she had to participate in a clinical trial at MSK — she rides with Cycle for Survival so everyone like her who is battling a rare cancer has the trials and treatments they need to survive. Facing a rare cancer has inspired Michelle to pursue her passion and become a professional yoga teacher. Through her new career and involvement in Cycle for Survival, she is focused on wellness, health, and helping others.
DONATE TO SUPPORT LIFESAVING RESEARCH.
100% of every dollar you give goes directly to research efforts within six months of the events, so you can be sure your gift will have an immediate impact on the lives of rare cancer patients and their families.
Thank you for your support!