Monday, February 4, 2013
The event honors Livingston's Jennifer Goodman Linn
On Feb. 9, Capt. Fred Kingston of West Orange’s FMBA Local 28 and 228 will be leading a team of firefighters into the line of fire -- but this time it won’t involve a burning building. Instead, together they will be fighting rare cancers. Kingston and his 11-person team will be participating in The Cycle for Survival, the national indoor team cycling event that funds research on rare cancers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Donations to the West Orange FMBA Local 28 & 228 Team can be made on the Team's page. “The men and women of the West Orange FMBA Local 28 and 228 will be cycling in hope of finding a cure for all cancers,” said Kingston, who also rode last year. A 2007 Study by the University of Cincinnati showed firefighters …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Township Council approved purchase of new pumper truck and praised the volunteers of the Cycle for Survival event.
The Livingston Township Council voted Monday night to buy a new pumper truck for the Livingston Fire Department., get rid of an outdated ordinance that bans Sunday retail sales, and agreed to refinance some bonds. "The volunteer fire department goes above and beyond in keeping our town and citizens safe. They deserve to have the best equipment," Deputy Mayor Rudy Fernandez said Tuesday. The council took steps to refinance more than $4 million in bonds and also began the process of eliminating an outdated ordinance prohibiting Sunday retail sales, as well as entered into several shared service agreements with surrounding towns. Fernandez explained the township wants to save 3 percent of the bond costs by refinancing. The council had …
Sunday, February 12, 2012
PHOTOS: Livingston comes together in fight against cancer.
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Sunday, February 12, 2012
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 Cycle for Survival, 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 Jennifer Goodman Linn -- came together for the event. Linn passed away last summer after a seven-year battle with her rare cancer. Cycle for …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Annual fundraiser created by former Livingston resident raises thousands for cancer research.
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- Michelle Lee
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Livingston residents are putting their best legs forward on Saturday afternoon. That's when the Livingston Township Senior and Community Center will become home to Cycle for Survival, an annual fundraiser that supports research for rare cancers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in New York City. The fundraising cycling event was created in 2007 by former township resident Jennifer Goodman Linn. Linn was an award-winning motivational speaker and marketing strategy consultant who died last summer after battling sarcoma for six years. The fundraiser - which has been held in New York, California and other states - has generated more than $15.6 million and supported 25 research studies, according to the Cycle for Survival website. This year's cycle…
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Join us for an inspirational spin in memory of Jennifer Goodman Linn.
Cycle For Survival 2012 is underway! For those of you who don't know, Cycle For Survival is a charity that raises money for rare cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering, the hospital I go to. Cycle was started 5 years ago, by my friend Jen Goodman Linn while she was fighting cancer herself.Amazingly, Cycle has already raised $9 million in that short time. Sadly, Jen lost her seven-year battle with cancer almost three months ago. This year we're determined to make Cycle bigger than ever. The idea is simple. Jen was a spinning enthusiast, so people gather in small teams to spin for a little while, and people donate to their team. There are Cycle events in February in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington DC, Long Island, and even …
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Cycle for Survival vows to continue the 'fearless' fight of Jennifer Goodman Linn.
Jennifer Goodman Linn was honored on Friday at the Riverside Memorial Chapel in New York City, where nearly 800 family and friends, and the Cycle of Survival community, celebrated her life through tears -- and at Jen's request – laughter and smiles. "Jen understood what life was all about," said Rabbi Peter Kasdan, rabbi emeritus of Temple Emanu-El of West Essex. "She knew its fragility and brevity. She made a decision when she was just a little girl that she would not waste one breath to mediocrity or lose one moment to idleness." Jen founded Cycle for Survival in 2006, which has raised more than $9 million for research of rare cancers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering. She was a graduate of Livingston High School, Duke University, and Harvard …
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Cycle for Survival founder raised millions for cancer research.
Jennifer Goodman Linn, 40, the founder of Cycle for Survival who raised millions of dollars to help doctors find cures for rare cancers, died July 20, YouFearless.com announced. “It is with great sadness that we want to inform all of you who have supported and loved Jen throughout the years that she passed away earlier this morning. As tough as a fighter Jen was, her death was peaceful and she did not seem to be suffering; she was surrounded by loved ones. Obviously this is tragic and heartbreaking for all of us, but we are grateful that she is no longer suffering.” Jen battled a rare cancer that inspired thousands to join her quest to put a positive spin on treatments. She turned adversity into strength and opportunity to form the Cycle …
Sunday, May 22, 2011
An excerpt from Jennifer Goodman Linn's latest blog on 'You Fearless.'
Excerpt from You Fearless, May 21, 2011 I find that when I don’t feel well or I am down, I love to be around children. I think it’s because they haven’t developed fears about what to say … they just say it like it is. I think we all wish at times we could just “say it like it is” but we get overwhelmed or concerned about people’s reactions and this makes our communication less honest and pure. So many of my friends who have dealt with cancer credit their kids for keeping them sane. Some of my favorite stories: Read the rest of Jen's blog on YouFearless @ Out of the Mouth of Babes, May 21, 2011. Read more by Jennifer Goodman Linn on YouFearless.com and WebMD.com.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Jennifer Goodman Linn shares her new posts on WebMD: From diagnosis and treatment to remission and survival.
These aren’t necessarily the first words you would picture a patient saying to their team of oncologists when they receive a cancer diagnosis. However, I believe they were pretty close to mine. I was 33 years old and had just found out that I had a rare type of cancer and my odds of surviving were 50/50. I vowed that I would become my own best advocate. I would not only be a star patient but I would be a star at taking care of myself and my physical, nutritional and spiritual needs. I was determined to take control of my treatment and set parameters and boundaries when it came to my disease. Just because I had “cancer” did not mean that I had to forgo things that appealed to me. My doctor explained to me that the chemotherapy regimen he …
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Jennifer Goodman Linn, Her Fearless Life.
Jennifer Goodman Linn is the founder of Cycle for Survival, a successful fund-raising event. She is an award-winning motivational speaker and marketing strategy consultant. For the past 6 years, she has slogged through eight courses of chemotherapy to shrink the tumors and six grueling surgeries to remove them. “Five relapses later, I continue to beat the odds by not giving in to the disease -- by living a fearless life.” With permission, we are sharing a recent post on her blog, You Fearless. The Doors that Present Themselves It’s been a long time since I’ve written about some of the amazing people I’ve met along this crazy, cancer journey. Well, today I couldn’t resist because I have a truly beautiful story to share. Dean Baer is an …