01 Mar 2010

Spin Cycle


In 2004 at age 33, Jennifer Goodman Linn (MBA ’99) was diagnosed with MFH sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer. Through 26 months of chemotherapy and four surgeries, Linn kept up her fitness, mainly through indoor stationary biking, or spinning. She and her husband, Dave Linn (MBA ’00), later organized the annual Cycle for Survival (www.CycleForSurvival.org), an indoor team cycling fundraising competition. A January event in New York City featured more than 2,000 participants, received donations from thousands of individuals, and raised over $2 million for the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. “Cancer has not forced me to change my life,” says Linn. “The irony is that cancer has been one of the best things that ever happened to me.”


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