In February and March of 2016, teams from six Sidley offices “joined the battle” to raise money for Cycle for Survival, an organization dedicated to funding research into treatment and cures for rare cancers. Marking the firm’s third year participating in Cycle for Survival, more than 100 Sidley lawyers, staff, clients and family members from our Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco offices joined together, riding stationary bikes to support those who have been affected by cancer. This kind of teamwork is an integral part of our culture, and the results of this year’s fundraising campaign demonstrate our ongoing commitment to service. The event in New York started with a speech from Sidley lawyer Dana Jupiter, whose fundraising efforts resulted in the greatest number of donations obtained by all riders in the New York event.
“I was excited to be part of Sidley’s team for the third year and honored that Cycle for Survival asked me to give a kickoff speech at this year’s event,” said Jupiter. “Research for many rare cancers is drastically underfunded, often leaving patients with limited or no treatment options. Cycle for Survival and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center are working to change that, and I am proud that Sidley has been able to contribute to this incredibly important cause.”
At the New York event, executives from firm client Forest City Ratner Companies, led by Sidley alumnus Russell Zuckerman, formed part of the Sidley team. At the several events nationwide in which Sidley fielded a team of riders, executives from numerous Sidley clients also joined in the cycling and fundraising effort with teams of their own.
Together, Sidley’s national team raised more than $100,000 for the organization this year, ranking 20th among national teams and the highest among participating law firms. Rob Robinson, a partner in Sidley’s New York office, in conjunction with the firm’s Corporate Responsibility Program, which is run by Corporate Responsibility Director Stacy Rotner, spearheaded Sidley’s participation, with support from partner Ryan Sandrock (San Francisco), counsel Elizabeth Marino (Boston) and associate Dana Jupiter (New York), among many others.
Riders from six Sidley offices participated in the event: