Jennifer Goodman Linn You Fearless

Self Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Lucy Danziger featured Jen in the editor’s letter



Women doing good
by Lucy Danziger


August 27th, 2010


Feeling good about yourself from the inside out is what SELF is all about, and that’s what our special SELF Women Doing Good package celebrates: women who saw a need, decided to help and make a difference. I have closely followed the recipients of our WDG grants and become friends with several. One is Jennifer Goodman Linn, a 2008 winner, who turned her battle with a rare cancer into a fund-raising juggernaut that organizes indoor-cycling events to raise money to research “orphan cancers” (so named because they affect fewer than 200,000 Americans at any one time.) Cycle for Survival has raised more than $4.5 million for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Jen’s charity is so successful that Harvard Business School has featured it as a case study about how to grow a nonprofit; for me, Jen’s bravery and creative energy are as impressive as her business acumen. Cycle for Survival Events take place in New York City and Chicago, with satellite fund-raisers around the country. Go to