2021 AKTIV Against Cancer Award Luncheon Raises Over $40,000
Cycle For Survival co-founder David Linn honored for his philanthropic work using physical activity to combat rare cancers
"We are very excited to be able to return to New York after what has been, and continues to be a challenging 18 months for all of us," Aanesen said. "To be able to honor Dave for his work and the obstacles Cycle For Survival overcomes was a great way to get us back on the literal right path for all we can do to use healthy living and activity to battle cancer. It was a great next step in honoring Grete's legacy, with brighter days ahead."
The luncheon was presented by NYCRUNS' The Brooklyn Marathon and Half Marathon, and was supported by guests from Equinox, Adidas, WCPG, The Norwegian Consulate, Kirkland & Ellis, the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Orange Theory Fitness, among others. Previous honorees of this award include Shannon Miller (2020), Chip and Joanna Gaines (2019) Dr. Jordan Metzl & Kikkan Randall (2018), The Rudin Family & the late Gabriel Grunewald (2017), Meb Keflezighi (2016), and Mary Wittenberg (2015).
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ABOUT AKTIV AGAINST CANCER
AKTIV Against Cancer works to ensure that physical activity will become part of cancer treatment. We support cutting edge research on the benefits of exercise for the prevention and treatment of cancer, as well as the creation of fitness programs and facilities in cancer treatment centers. AKTIV Against Cancer was co-founded by 9-time NYC Marathon Champion and Norwegian running superstar Grete Waitz and current Executive Director Helle Aanesen in Norway in 2007.