Lillian is cycling to raise funds for cancer research

Dear Friends,

Thank you all for your past support.  This year will be my 3rd year participating in a ride to raise funds for cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.  I will be riding on March 11, 2017.  I’ve worked as a Radiation Therapist at MSK for 26 years.  Prior to that, I received my training at MSK for 2 years.  I’ve seen many strange cancers come through our doors.  I’ve treated every possible body part with many innovative approaches.

As a result of more than 130 years of experience and research at MSKCC, we have come to understand that cancer isn’t a single disease– it’s hundreds.  Even cancers that appear to be similar may respond to different therapies and have different outcomes.  Rare cancers can be defined as i.e. fewer than 15 cases per 100,000 per year.  Yet, rare cancers account for 25% of all adult tumors.  Twenty-five percent of these cancers have not been studied in depth!  We’ve lost many friends and judoka to cancer over the past few years.  Most of these cancers were classified as rare and/or aggressive.  I am joining the fight to search for better weapons to combat these cancers.

Please consider donating any amount, small or large, to support me in this fight.  Please go to and type in my name, Lillian Tom, in their search engine to donate to me and my team.

For those of you who are hesitant to donate directly online with a credit card, here’s another option:  Please make checks payable to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center or MSKCC and include my name (Lillian Tom) in the memo line.  Mail the check to:

Cycle For Survival/ Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

PO Box 27432

New York, NY  10087-7432

I thank you, in advance, for your support and kindness.  100% of the money I raise dgoes directly to research and is 100% tax-deductible.  A receipt is issued for your tax purposes when you make the donation, whether on-line or by check.


Lillian Tom

2nd Vice President

Registration Chair

Hudson Judo Yudanshakai


The Hudson Judo Yudanshakai is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, founded in 1961. HJY member clubs are located in the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania area. Our mission is to promote the growth and development of Judo through sanctioned competitions, clinics and workouts held throughout the year at New York and New Jersey venues, as well as regularly scheduled classes offered at our member dojos and clubs. We invite you to check our Dojo page and choose a practice facility convenient to your home, office or school, join our organization and help to grow the Olympic sport and martial art of Judo.

As a charter member of the United States Judo Federation, Hudson Judo Yudanshakai has rank promotional authority to award Judo black belts. All dan ranks issued by Hudson are certified by the USJF and are eligible for Kodokan rank certification as well. Hudson Judo Yudanshakai and USJF rank criteria are among the strictest in the United States, and USJF rank continues to be held in the highest regard internationally. Other benefits of USJF membership include: National membership, coach certification, club instructors and coaches must pass criminal background checks, club liability insurance participation in nationally sanctioned events, and more.

Hudson Judo Yudanshakai members have excelled in regional, state, national and international competition, producing many state and national champions, even Olympians. If your club would like to join the Hudson Judo Yudanshakai, please contact Lillian Tom, HJY Registration Chairperson. Benefits of HJY membership include: certified club instructors and coaches with current background checks, participation in our many sanctioned clinics and tournaments, Athletes Fund support for qualified participants, and much more.

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