For some people, this past Valentine’s Day was the saddest of a reminder of being alone.
I am feeling loved this week because I devoted this past Valentine’s Day weekend to a good cause. After all, Valentine’s Day isn’t just about roses and chocolates: it can also be about doing whatever you love; be it for a person, place or fundraiser. For me it represented a day in a life of giving and cycling for Cycle For Survival.
More than 3000 enthusiastic people, couples, cancer survivors and celebrities, including Seth Myers and MSG reporter Tina Cervasio cycled to raise more than $4.2 million to cure rare cancers.
In its fifth year, Cycle for Survival is an indoor team cycling fundraiser benefiting rare cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The event began as a grassroots fundraiser founded by MSKCC patient Jennifer Goodman Linn and her husband Dave, and has doubled in size each year, raising over $8 million to date.
I did not have anyone special to be my Valentine this past Monday, but I believe I was exactly where I supposed to be.
So I write to you, Fitness Gal readers, as a proud sponsor of Cycle for Survival, and if I find my sweetheart for 2012, he will join me next year!
Keep it Moving, No Matter What.