WHAT: Join us on May 19th, 2019 for the fourth annual Race for ACE fundraiser! It’s an event that honors the courage, strength and life of Andy Ecker, while raising funds for pediatric cancer. The past three years we've raised over $300,000, help us beat our goal this year for this amazing cause!
Where to Celebrate: Afterward the spin classes we’ll head to the newly opened Patrick's NYC (259 West 42nd Street Between 7th & 8th Avenues) for food, drinks, and celebration.
HOW: To secure a bike, please click "Join" above. We are suggesting participants try and raise $200 or more. There are 100 spots available in the two classes, so start fundraising now if you plan to spin! If you would like to participate or join us at the bar, but do not plan to ride, we encourage you to contribute to an individual biker’s fundraising page, or to the group. Click on the "Donate" above to contribute to an indvidual's fundraiser page, or make a donation to the general donation page.
WHY: This event is organized by Andy’s family and friends to honor his brave fight against brain cancer, which he sadly lost in July of 2015. But more broadly, Race for ACE is about recognizing Andy’s legacy as a passionate Michigan fan, mathematical genius, hardworking employee of Macquarie Capital, winner of every board game ever played, welcoming and loyal friend, loving big brother, amazing son and all around remarkable man. Please join us in celebrating his life!
WHO: Proceeds from this event will go directly to the Making Headway Foundation, an organization dedicated to the care, comfort and cure of children with brain and spinal cord cancers. Making Headway is unique in that it funds clinical research paving the way for cancer treatments in our future, as well as supportive services that patients need now. Both are critical elements in our efforts to move the needle on cancer care. Making Headway specifically provides services to NYU Langone Medical Center’s pediatric center, where Andy was treated. He was compassionate and playful with the children being treated alongside him at NYU – teaching them games (of course) even during his own struggle. We know this is a cause he would want us to rally behind.