PARAMUS, N.J. -- Equinox in Paramus is raising awareness about an indoor cycling event coming up in Februrary that will benefit cancer research.
Cycle for Survival — the national movement to beat rare cancers — kicked off on Saturday at the gym. The high-energy indoor team cycling events provide a tangible way to fight back with 100 percent of all money raised directly pays for life-saving rare cancer research.
Approximately 50 percent of people with cancer are battling a rare form. These include brain, pancreatic, ovarian, thyroid and stomach cancers; leukemia and lymphoma and pediatric cancers, among others.
Every donation to Cycle for Survival is directly allocated to research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center within six months of the events. Each year, Memorial Sloan Kettering treats more than 400 sub-types of cancer.
The donations go to pioneering research and clinical trials and already have led to new and better treatments for cancer patients worldwide.
Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers collaborate with institutions around the world and have led the way in developing new ways to diagnose and treat cancer.
Equinox in Paramus is at 776 Route 17.
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