By Jennifer Goodman Linn, who founded the most successful patient-run fundraiser at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, died Wednesday after a long battle with the disease. She was 40.. Linn in 2007 founded Cycle for Survival, which has raised more than $9 million, according to the New York-based hospital's website.. "Jen taught us all to live fearlessly, and that each of us has the power to truly make a difference," a post on the Cycle for Survival website said. "She inspired us and countless others, and words cannot express how deeply she will be missed.". Linn was diagnosed with sarcoma in 2004.. Services are scheduled for at Riverside Memorial Chapel in Manhattan, where Linn lived with her husband, Dave. Linn asked that donations be made to Cycle for Survival, according to youfearless.com, the website she started to document her illness.