The Closer to Free Ride presented by Bank of America is first-and-foremost a fundraising event. The dollars our riders and volunteers raise will provide essential support for the world-class research and patient care at New England’s most comprehensive cancer center, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven.
Each rider is required to raise a minimum of $500 to help support Smilow Cancer Hospital. Whether you've never fundraised before or this is your tenth time - we know you can do this and we’re here to help.
First things first, we want to make sure you know that 100% of the money you raise goes directly to Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center. You can feel confident asking for support from friends and family as every dollar they donate will go directly to patient care and research.
The average donation our riders receive is $90. That means that all it takes is just 6 donations to meet the $500 minimum!
In addition to your Participant Dashboard and your online fundraising page we’ve got sample fundraising letters, a smart phone app, downloadable donation forms, and a full set of fundraising tips ready for your use. Find them now in our Resources section.