In 2008, working to localize their efforts to support healthcare, Dani Sahner Brier and Jacob S. N. Brier co-founded LIFEcycle, Inc.
The initial purpose was for the organization to host an annual bike-a-thon that raises funds for local cancer treatment. But since then, LIFEcycle has become so much more.
LIFEcyce has held two annual fundraising and publicity events, the Ride 'Round Rhody bike-a-thon and the Until There is a Cure benefit concert. In 2013, we will host our first formal dinner and awards ceremony, A STARRRY NIGHT. We run Team LIFEcycle, which promotes healthy, active living throughout the community. Additionally, in 2012 LIFEcycle began developing the LIFEcycle Community Fitness Program, which teaches a strength training and fitness program to groups throughout the state, and is free of charge.
LIFEcycle has quickly become a force in the community's fight against cancer, and an asset to the health and wellness of Rhody's residents.
- Since the creation of Ride 'Round Rhody, the participants have generated $160,000 for local cancer treatment, and LIFEcycle has provided direct services to dozens of Rhode Islanders
- The first year of the bike-a-thon (2009) had 49 riders, 40 volunteers and 300 donors; it raised $10,360
- Most recently, at Ride 'Round Rhody 2012 there were 175 cyclists, 50 volunteers and more than 1,300 donors; it raised $84,000
- LIFEcycle provides direct services to the community by hosting events for specific populations with barriers to, or an increased need for living healthy, active lifestyles -- these events are held free of charge for members of each targeted population