NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Hundreds of people are riding stationary bikes in the “Crossroads of the World” to fight cancer.
It’s all part of the third annual Cycle for Survival Times Square Takeover.READ MORE: Reaction Pours In To The Death Of Gen. Colin Powell
Luke, 14, of Manhattan said he has been cancer-free for three years and he’s riding to help raise money for other children battling cancer.
“I feel like though I’m done with cancer it’s still a part of my life and it’s my obligation to raise money for other kids who are still fighting cancer,” he told 1010 WINS. “Cycle for Survival helps me fulfill that goal.”
Since 2007, Cycle for Survival has raised more than $75 million through indoor team cycling events all to support rare cancer research led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.READ MORE: Mother, Man Arrested In New York City In Connection To Investigation Of Missing New Hampshire Boy
“The whole point of Cycle for Survival is to all work together to fight,” the center’s Dr. Ross Levine told 1010 WINS. “We’re a community and we’re a movement; whether you’re a doctor, a researcher, a patient, a family member this is your chance to take part in something much bigger than any one of us.”
Sessions began at 9 a.m. and will run all day Monday.
Each ride is 50 minutes.
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