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Lamb presented the Gallups with the fundraising check at the end of the event.

Lamb presented the Gallups with the fundraising check at the end of the event.

May 8, 2013

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Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The Boston College athletic department participated in the Cycle for Survival on May 2 to raise $9,000 for rare cancer research in memory of Lisa Gallup '09, the daughter of Barry Gallup, Associate Athletics Director for Football Operations in his 30th year at BC, who passed away from cancer in December 2012.

Cycle for Survival is the indoor team cycling event that raises funds for rare cancer research. One hundred percent of the funds go directly to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and help fund promising research and clinical trials.

Organized by field hockey coach Ainslee Lamb, the athletic department took part in a satellite event on the BC campus. Three hundred student-athletes, coaches and staff participated and presented Barry Gallup and his wife, Victoria, with a check at the end of the day. Nineteen different athletic teams were represented.

Lisa Gallup graduated from Boston College's Connell School of Nursing in 2009. While undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment, she miraculously worked full-time as a night nurse in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at New York Presbyterian Hospital and received her Masters in Advanced Practice Nursing with a special focus in Acute Care from New York University. She was selected as the student speaker at NYU's graduation and received the Rudin Family Student Award in recognition of scholarship, service, leadership and potential for future achievement. In the midst of a grueling treatment regimen, Lisa completed the NYC Half Marathon and Boston Triathlon. She also participated in Cycle for Survival in New York City and her brother, Barry, Jr., rode, along with friends and family, at the Boston event this past spring.

About Cycle for Survival:
Cycle for Survival is the indoor team cycling event that raises funds for rare cancer research. One hundred percent of the funds go directly to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and are allocated within six months of each event. The donations help fund the most promising research and clinical trials, and have led to better treatments for cancer patients worldwide. Since its inception in 2007, Cycle for Survival has raised over $31.5 million for rare cancer research and funded 53 clinical trials and research studies. Cycle's direct funding has drastically reduced the time it takes for treatments to reach patients -- in some cases cutting the span from years to months. For more information, visit http://www.cycleforsurvival.com