Dear Family and Friends,
I’m committed to beating rare cancers, and I need your support. So, I’ve created a Cycle for Survival team called JoJo’s Mojo. It’s a fantastic way to help Joanne’s physicians and researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering find a cure for liposarcoma.
My wife Joanne (JoJo) has been through five abdominal surgeries in seven years to remove multiple liposarcoma tumors, several chemotherapy agents and many clinical trials with hopeful new drugs. As of yet, there is no effective treatment option other than surgery for this relentless, reoccurring cancer.
I’m riding in Cycle for Survival, the national indoor team cycling event that funds rare cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). MSK is one of the world’s premier cancer research institutions, and the work conducted there benefits patients around the world. In just the first eight years of Cycle for Survival events, over $51 million was raised.
That’s an incredible number, but we must keep increasing it to beat these diseases!
My team JoJo’s Mojo is made up of friends and family members. We will be participating in Cycle for Survival 2015 by riding spinning bikes at the Equinox Gym in Bethesda, MD from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, March 1, 2015 with hundreds of other riders. Each team member will have sponsors for their particular ride that will contribute to their individual fund raising goal as well as to the Team JoJo’s Mojo goal.
Funding for rare cancer research is critical. Approximately 50% of people with cancer are fighting a rare cancer. And these are familiar diseases: all pediatric cancers, leukemia, lymphoma, and thyroid, ovarian, and pancreatic cancers, among many others including liposarcoma. The people fighting rare cancers face limited, if any, treatment options.
And I’m participating in Cycle for Survival to change that.
100% of the money I raise goes directly to research. Progress—and the real hope it brings to patients and their families—is only possible because of thoughtful contributions from people like you.
I am proud to say that our Cycle for Survival Team JoJo’s Mojo has raised more than $29,000 to date.
Please make checks payable to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center or (MSKCC) and include in the memo area of the check: “In support of David G. Wilson and Team JoJo’s Mojo”
All gifts can be mailed to the following address:
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Attn: Cycle for Survival
633 Third Avenue, 4th Fl
New York, NY 10017
Or, click here to make donations online to our team.
JOIN THE BATTLE…Thank you for your support!
David G. Wilson D.M.D.