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The redesigned 2020 Closer to Free Ride presented by Bank of America is first-and-foremost a fundraising event. The dollars our riders and virtual fundraisers 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.

While there is no fundraising required this year, we encourage everyone to reach our suggested minimums of $500 for adults and $250 for youth 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.

Fundraising Basics:

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.

Once you register you'll gain access to a Participant Dashboard full of tools and resources to help you meet your fundraising goals or manage a team.

In addition to your dashboard you’ll receive an online fundraising page (set up for you the minute you register!) complete with ready to use emails and social media posts to gather donations.

Our Closer to Free Ride Rewards are designed to inspire you and help you receive some great benefits in return. Check out our reward levels and see how you can earn our Closer to Free cycling jersey and more.

 NEW Fundraising Guide!

Whether you’re a veteran CTF fundraiser or a first timer, we’re here to help. Stay tuned for our new Fundraising Guide with specific tips for fundraising in the current climate.

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        Resources and more:

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 by logging into your Participant Dashboard and checking out our Resources section.