Katie Klein

Director, Cycle for Survival
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Katie Klein is the Director of Cycle for Survival, the national movement to beat rare cancers. Part of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), Cycle for Survival is recognized as the fastest-growing athletic fundraising event in the country. About half of all Americans with cancer face a rare form of the disease; research on rare cancers is typically underfunded-often leaving patients with few or no proven treatment plans. Through the signature indoor team cycling events, participants and donors are making a difference by changing the way rare cancers are diagnosed and treated. During Katie's tenure, Cycle for Survival has raised more than $76 million, with over $25 million raised in 2015 alone. Under her leadership, the events have expanded from one city in 2007-to 13 cities-with support from the event's founding partner, Equinox. With a focus on transparency, 100 percent of all funds raised go directly to transformative initiatives, new clinical trials and research led by MSK specifically for rare cancers, including: brain, pancreatic, leukemia, lymphoma, sarcoma, head and neck cancers, all pediatric cancers, and many others. Katie also oversees Fred's Team, MSK's marathon program which, since 1995, has raised over $59 million for cancer research through events such as the TCS NYC Marathon, Boston Marathon, and New York City Half Marathon. Katie has a B.S. from Boston University and an M.S. in Fundraising from New York University