What: Spin Cycle Event to benefit the Dubin Breast Center
When: Comeback Cycle, 301 East 57th Street (rooftop)
When: Tuesday, October 11 at 6:00pm
$1,000 per bike. First come first serve. Additional donations are welcome! For those that can’t attend, please consider making a donation. I am asking you to donate big in any way you define “big.”
Goal: $100K – donations necessary!
I am Ilene. I am invincible. I have a wonderful life, an incredible family, supportive friends—all I could ever need. Yet, the week after Halloween 2018, my world imploded.
It began in a fairly typical manner: I felt a lump. I got a mammogram. I had the ultrasound. I have triple negative breast cancer. Stage 2. The next test showed cancer in my lymph nodes—Stage 3. The week of Thanksgiving brought another result. The breast cancer was now in my liver. Stage 4. What, how could that be? I have three children who I have not finished raising, a life partner and a family who I have not finished loving, and a world I have not yet impacted in all the ways I intended. Nonetheless, I was forced to deal with my own mortality.
Dr. Elisa Port and Dr. Amy Tiersten at The Dubin Breast Center at Mount Sinai in New York City gave me an unimaginable diagnosis—triple negative, metastatic, breast cancer—a very aggressive type of cancer…with no cure. Yet these extraordinary physicians committed to use all of Mount Sinai’s research and expertise to keep me alive. After a 13-month battle, my cancer then spread to my lungs. Drs. Port and Tiersten enrolled me in a clinical trial, and for these last 2 years…I have no sign of active cancer!
However, since my initial diagnosis I’ve had to endure 93 chemotherapy treatments…and counting. While my cancer is being kept at bay, my body and my mind are breaking down. I need a cure so I can stop my chemotherapy treatments, before it stops me.
This is why I am writing today. Together, we can help them find a cure.
On Tuesday, October 11 at 6:00pm please join me at Comeback Cycle to spin cycle for a cure! Natalie Cohen Gould has generously volunteered her energy, her time, her space, and her downright amazing-ness. There are 40 bikes at $1,000 a bike. First come first serve. After, there will be t-shirts, tequila, and food. For those that cannot attend, please consider making a donation.
I am asking you to donate big in any way you define “big” to help me help them find a cure. Thank you for your generosity!
Warmly, with so much gratitude,