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Cycle for Survival Packs a Punch

PHOTOS: Livingston comes together in fight against cancer.

If raising $342,000 in Livingston wasn’t enough, the boxing gloves accentuated the point, that yes, we will win the fight against cancer. On Saturday, Livingston hosted a New Jersey satellite spin for , a fundraiser devoted to rare cancers.

Livingston’s spin was “an overwhelming success, both in terms of dollars raised by also as measured by the great spirit of support and community throughout the building,” Jeff Becker said.

Close to 700 riders and 200 volunteers -- including Livingston Public School teachers, elected officials, township employees, and friends and family of -- came together for the event. 

Linn passed away last summer after a seven-year battle with her rare cancer. Cycle for Survival raises money for the life-saving research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

In events held in New York City and other cities over the past two weekends, millions of dollars was raised for research on rare cancers, including all pediatric, pancreatic, ovarian and brain cancers, sarcoma — in fact, half of all cancer cases in the United States. Every dollar goes toward research, with 25 clinical trials going on right now with funds from these charity events.

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