Yale SOM Students Help Team MBA Raise $90,000 for Cancer Research
Business School Cyclists from Around the World Participate in Tour of Hope
October 12, 2005—Nick Brod and James Woody, MBA students from the Class of 2006 at the Yale School of Management, were part of an international team that participated in the recent Bristol-Myers Squibb Tour of Hope. The team of 67 business school cyclists raised nearly $90,000 for the tour, a transcontinental bike ride to support and draw attention to the fight against cancer.
The group, known as Team MBA, included students and staff from MBA programs in cities including Washington, D.C., London, Los Angeles, Denver and Paris. The team was organized as part of an effort by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) to encourage charitable activities by MBA students and alumni and people who work at b-schools. GMAC, based in McLean, Va., is known for the GMAT® exam.
The 2005 Tour of Hope began Sept. 29 in San Diego, Calif., as a group of 24 cyclists set off on a 3,300-mile journey across the United States. Other Tour of Hope participants, including the members of Team MBA, intended to join the cross-country riders on Oct. 8 near Washington for the final leg of the trip. But record-setting rain forced the last-minute cancellation of the bike ride finale, which was to have concluded with a ceremony and other activities on the Ellipse.