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03.17.2011 Posted 9:49 pm

Creating Our New Story

When I was very ill a few months ago I spent a lot of time engaged in visualization exercises. For those of you who aren’t familiar with visualization, it is a practice that encourages you to form mental images that relax and motivate you.

Research has shown that the same neuro-pathways in the brain are as activated when you vividly imagine experiencing something as when you actually do it. Using your mind to create an image of what you want creates a strong impression on the brain and helps improve performance and get results.

In addition to providing relaxation benefits, visualization has been shown to improve irregular heart beats, aid with digestion and promote a greater sense of happiness and satisfaction.

Many of you know that I love the beach. I have always been a water baby (for those of you out there who are astrological folks, I am born on the cusp of Pisces and Aries which explains why water serves such a critical function in my life). 

However, it wasn’t until …

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03.12.2011 Posted 12:05 am

Off for some much needed R&R

Dave and I decided to take a spur of the moment trip for a few days to Turks and Caicos to celebrate the success of Cycle for Survival, my 40th birthday and my improved health status. I am so excited for this trip given that there were a few months in late 2010 that I really thought I wouldn't live to see the beach again. I have no doubt that seeing the beautiful waters of the Caribbean will be very cathartic and healing for both of us. I am beyond grateful for all that I have been given. I will write when we return.

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03.7.2011 Posted 12:42 pm

Cycle for Survival West Coast – A San Francisco Treat!

Dave and I just returned from the inaugural San Francisco event and it was fantastic! Over 200 riders showed up for the cause and they raised as much as year I New York City did 4 years ago – truly amazing!
The Equinox downtown location is the old stock exchange building and it was such a beautiful space. Everyone from the Equinox managers, instructors and participants put their "all" into the event and it showed.
It is amazingly rewarding to see that a city 2500 miles away from the original birth place of Cycle for Survival could show as much passion for the cause as they did. We can't wait to make 2012 bigger and better!  
We got home late last night because I need to go to chemotherapy.  So this blog is short but I wanted to post some videos and pictures as soon as I could!  I will keep adding to this blog post as I receive more pictures!

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02.28.2011 Posted 9:08 pm

Make this Your Year of Living Fearlessly

Hi everyone, I apologize for not writing in a bit.

The good news is that I have been busy getting my life back in order. I am so thrilled to feel good these days. Cycle for Survival continues to be busy in the most wonderful of ways. Dave and I are headed to San Francisco with the team this coming weekend to enjoy the inaugural San Fran event.

We are also busy already planning for 2012. Hold onto your hats because the event promises to be bigger and better!

Dave and I had the absolute pleasure of taking the Cycle for Survival team out for dinner this past weekend to celebrate the event’s success. It is such a privilege to work with such passionate, motivated sincere people who truly want to make the world a better place by eradicating cancer. Dave and I marvel at the professionalism and compassion of every Cycle for Survival team member. We truly feel that one of the reasons Cycle for Survival has been so …

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02.16.2011 Posted 5:43 pm

New York…Concrete Jungle Where Dreams are Made Of!

Wow is all I can say! Dave and I are still recovering from this amazing past weekend. Long Island and NYC Cycle for Survival events exceeded all expectations. The energy was unparalleled and we presented a check for $4.2MM to the doctors at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center…a full $2MM more than last year’s amount.

I had one day of rest before I had to get round #6 of chemo on Tuesday.

I am truly savoring all of the beautiful emails I am receiving from participants who loved the event. I will make sure to post some of these beautiful quotes in the weeks to come.

For now I just wanted to post some links to the great press we received that day.

http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/good_day_ny/medical_headlines/cycle-for-survival-20110211

 

http://www.foxnewsinsider.com/2011/02/11/cycle-for-survival-raises-awareness-for-rare-cancers/

 

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/02/12/152467/

 

http://videos.nj.com/star-ledger/2011/02/cycle_for_survival_fundraiser.html

 

 

Thank you for making a difference in my life and the lives of millions of patients who are suffering from rare cancers. I spoke to a few people at the event who are currently on trials funded by Cycle for Survival. Now that’s progress! The website will be accepting donations …

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02.10.2011 Posted 9:29 pm

Cycle hits the Big Time!

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02.7.2011 Posted 2:06 pm

Chicago is My Kind of Town!

Dave and I just got home from the 2nd annual Cycle for Survival in Chicago and it surpassed all expectations!

The energy and inspiration in the room was palpable! A sincere thank you to the fantastic MSKCC and Equinox Teams who worked so hard to make the event a success . And a shout out to Lead Dog, our fantastic event agency responsible for making things run so smoothly.

I always say to people, it's hard to explain the magic of the day…you just have to come and see it and you will be sold! So, rather than talk a lot about it, I thought I would explain in pictures and videos.

So check out some of my favorite pictures above and feel free to watch the below videos.

I have included 4 that I love:

The Day Before Walk-Thru (you won't believe how we transform the gym for the day of the event)

The Dance Party that occurred during one of the cycling sessions – people were having a great time!

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02.4.2011 Posted 8:46 pm

Bring it On Chicago

We are so happy to be in Chicago to kick off Cycle for Suvival season!  We have already raised close to $3.2MM dollars and there is still time to donate at cycleforsurvival.org!

Despite the 3rd most severe blizzard in Chicago's history, we landed safely and are excited for tomorrow. We have 200 teams riding and Chicago has DOUBLED their fundraising from last year to over $400K. Way to go Windy City!

I appeared on the CBS morning news in Chicago this morning which was great exposure for the event. Here is the "behind the scenes" interview of me being interviewed by Steve Bartlestein who was also treated at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer center.

Thank you for all of your support.  I will check back in a few days with all the details of Chicago's Cycle for Survival!

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01.28.2011 Posted 4:49 pm

Partnering with my Disease

With a few weeks to go, Cycle for Survival has ALREADY surpassed last year’s total of $2.4MM. Now is the time to really make an impact. Please donate, any amount, at cycleforsurvival.org or directly to my team at http://mskcc.convio.net/goto/fearless
As many of you know, I am willing to try almost anything within reason to rid myself of the cancer that invades my body. Over the years I have tried acupuncture, reflexology, reiki and cranial massage, yoga, meditation and nutritional supplements. The only thing I remember actively refusing was a very invasive “turbo greens” enema concoction (I think I’ll pass!).
Lately, I have started working with a healer. When people ask me what she “does”, I have a hard time explaining…she just makes me feel like I am empowered to get rid of my cancer. Her whole philosophy is that you have the ability to heal yourself of any disease that has entered your body.
She describes her work as alternative, energy “medicine” –  deep trauma and cellular release of disease from the …

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01.24.2011 Posted 10:44 pm

Cycle for Survival is in Times Square!!!

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