The event raises funds and awareness for blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and melanoma. All funds raised will benefit the M.D. Anderson Center and the cutting-edge research done around the clock to find cures for blood cancers. Since the inception of the event in 2011, the USD PIKES have raised more than $15,000 for cures and research for blood cancers.

The Taylor Trudeau Cycle for Life honors a PIKE brother, Taylor Trudeau, who lost his battle with leukemia in 2008. The event keeps his memory alive across North America as PIKE chapters host the Cycle, which is a stationary bicycle event complete with spin instructors.

Connor Van Der Werff, second-year economics and finance major and PIKE president, feels honored to be part of an organization that does so much. “Cycle for Life is a fantastic way for our brothers and community to come together and support a cause that will leave an impact for years to come,” Van Der Werff said.

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