The Closer to Free Ride is first-and-foremost a fundraising event. The dollars our participants raise will provide essential support for the world-class research and patient care at New England’s most comprehensive cancer center, Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center.
To support our fundraising goals, all In-Person Riders commit to a fundraising minimum - $500 for adults and $250 for students/youth. Whether you've never fundraised before or you’re a seasoned pro - we know you can do this and we’re here to help.
We’re proud to say that 100% of the money raised by our Riders and Volunteers 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.
We’ve got all the tools you need to fundraise and they’re ready for you from the moment you register:
Whether you’re a veteran CTF fundraiser or a first-timer, we’re here to help. Check out our comprehensive Fundraising Guide to get started or refresh your approach.
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