Feb. 3, 2014
CHICAGO - On Sunday, Feb. 9, the Loyola University Chicago men's soccer team will step away from the soccer field for a day when it participates in the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's (MSKCC) Cycle For Survival event. The indoor cycling fundraiser, founded in 2007, helps raise money for rare cancer research across the nation. The Chicago event will be held at Equinox.
"Each and every member of the Loyola Men's Soccer program has had their lives touched by cancer in some way," said Loyola head men's soccer coach Neil Jones. "We all ride for someone who has battled with this disease and inspired us through their fight. It reminds all of our players how privileged they are to be Division 1 student-athletes at a world class academic institution. It is a high energy and high emotion event that we will continue to enjoying taking part in for years to come"
The Ramblers will hop on their bikes on Sunday morning at 8 a.m. and spin away until noon, with players taking shifts on four bikes. Through the event, Loyola hopes to raise $4,000 in funds that will go directly to MSKCC. At last year's event, the team exceeded its goal, raising $4,200.
Since it was founded seven years ago, Cycle For Survival has raised over $40 million for rare cancer research and contributed to 85 clinical trials and research studies. To read more, visit http://www.cycleforsurvival.org. Those wishing to donate to the Ramblers team click here.