Just 1 More Day to Win a Custom Evil Offering & Fight Cancer - #FCANCERUP $5 Raffle

Oct 21, 2019
by Pinkbike Staff  



Last year you/we raised over $90,000 USD in the quest to FCANCERUP and in the seven years that we've been working on this campaign, we've raised over $430K. Up for raffle is an exclusive FCANCERUP Evil Offering equipped with XTR and Fox goods + a host of other prizes. Donate what you can and know that 100% of the money goes directly to the 501c3 non-profit Young Survival Coalition. Doing something good while getting a chance to win some sweet prizes… a win-win situation!




Grand Prize:

An Evil Offering specially built to generate resources and raise awareness for this epidemic & to help cancer victims.

This bike is supported by and is loaded with:
FOX: 36 with Kashima coating & custom pink decals + Float DPX2 Rear Shock
SHIMANO: New XTR M9100 group. Your choice of Specs.
PRO Components: Tharsis Carbon Bar, Tharsis Stem, Saddle, and Grips
ENVE: M730 wheelset w/ XTR Hubs
EVIL: Offering - in your choice of available size.





Visit Evil-Bikes.com for more info on the new Offering.


Other Prizes:

Limited Edition GoPro Hero Black 7 - Dusk White
• 3 x pinkbike.com prize packs
• 2 x Anthill Films Swag Pack



For a free F&CK CANCER sticker, visit www.fcancerup.com/stuff

How it works:
For every $5 donated between 10-1-19 & Midnight (PST) of 10-22-19, you will earn one chance to win this bike and other prizes. So if you donate $25 that is 5 chances at a bunch of prizes. The winners will be selected from a magical spreadsheet using random.org & will be notified by e-mail. Winner list will be announced on Pinkbike approximately 1 week after the fundraiser ends. We will ship worldwide… Customs fees and other applicable taxes will be the winner’s responsibilities.

100% of Your contribution goes to the YSC which will:
• Fund support and education programs for young women affected by breast cancer.
• Help support YSC’s mission to ensure no young woman faces breast cancer alone.
• Raise awareness that young women can and do get breast cancer.






94 Comments

  • 241 2
 If I win I'm donating the bike to PB for a review.
  • 16 3
 best comment ever
  • 10 4
 It's an Evil Bike you know.
  • 25 4
 @serathestaii just for the record, we'd love to review an Evil.
  • 6 2
 a PB comment of the year contest run much the same way as POY would be incredible. This...would make it past the first round for sure. Well done!
  • 2 10
flag EvoRidge (Oct 9, 2019 at 12:25) (Below Threshold)
 ..so it's capped @$60K>>That's 12,000 $5 entries. If you donate $5 bucks you'll have 1 in 12,000 odds chance at winning something. I'm donating $25 so I'll have a 1 in 2,400 odds at winning.

idk..sure? We need to be consuming more plant medicines and especially eating hemp/CBD everything. Helps a lot with complete body performance--really f*cks up that cancer ya heard meah
~Goldstein
  • 5 1
 @brianpark:
Can't PinkBike rent an Evil for couple of days to provide a review ?
  • 3 1
 I am pretty sure Pinkbike hasnt reviewed an Evil for a few years is becasue Kevin and the guys at Evil dont want to deal with the Pinkbike comment sections. Some days I dont blame them, but its too bad because they really are great bikes. I have an Offering and its pretty sick. Awesome cause!
  • 69 2
 I still can't believe I won this last year. I love my bike and it's a great cause to donate too!
  • 7 1
 should upload some pictures of it to your profile, I'd love to see it
  • 10 0
 @matt-15: Just did!
  • 1 0
 @Hitchc21: Sweet ride dude!
  • 1 0
 Ok, so, inquiring minds would like to know: how many tickets did you buy last year?
  • 1 0
 @intensemack10: I bought 5, which was 50 bucks
  • 2 0
 @Hitchc21: good to see it getting ridden in the UP!
  • 58 0
 My wife is currently fighting breast cancer (I'm driving her to chemo later this afternoon). This is her second battle with cancer in 7 years, although both are totally unrelated. For those of you you who may be offended by the name, I can tell you that I wake up every morning and say those exact words, "F" cancer! I can also tell you that both times, my wife have been involved in research that is changing the way we are fighting this disease. It doesn't matter which cancer charity you choose to support. All cancer research has an impact on changing the live of people living with this. Cancer does not care if you are Male or female, black or white, rich or poor, and the people who are dedicating there time and effort to this cause (even if they are being financially compensated) are doing this because at some point cancer has touched their lives. Happy to see companies try to make partnership that spread awarness and raise funds for a good cause, or any cause for that matter. Riding my bike has kept my sanity and allowed me to be there for my wife through these though times. I couldn't think of a better way for people to get behind this! Good luck to all that donate.
  • 10 0
 My wife has metastatic breast cancer, took her to get her meds Monday. Riding and playing music keep me sane. Fuck cancer
  • 4 0
 Best wishes to both of your families. Please talk with your physicians about genetic testing both for hereditary risk determination as well as in the context of novel targeted therapies. For example, breast cancer diagnosis before age 45 (along with other criteria) may suggest the presence of an inherited mutation affecting BRCA1/2 or a different gene with related function. Patients with these mutations may be eligible for a PARP inhibitor, one of the few targeted therapies available for triple-negative BC. For other subtypes such as hormone receptor-positive BC, many novel therapies are under investigation and are gradually entering the clinic, particularly for women who progress on adjuvant hormone therapy.

Stay strong, and more stubborn than cancer itself!
  • 56 3
 "Your cunning disguise as a bottle of Muc Off did not work, we can still see you are a bike!"
  • 9 1
 I don't appreciate your ruse, ma'am.
  • 4 2
 @Antwoord: This reply deserves all the up votes.
  • 67 35
 Calling an organization "non-profit" where 18% of funds go to management and the CEO earns 140 grand a year seems absurd to someone living outside the US.

And since the majority of PB readers are male, wouldn't it make more sense to give the money to a charity fighting against prostate cancer since it already receives 4 times less funding than breast cancer?

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Young_Survival_Coalition
prostate.org.nz/2014/01/men-die-earlier-womens-health-gets-four-times-funding
  • 7 2
 I agree. But on the other hand: we're free to start our own organizations for battling other types of cancer.
  • 2 0
 Yup.
  • 8 6
 @Mac1987: Yes of course we are. My point was just the strange use of the term "non-profit".
  • 22 12
 "What does f&ck cancer mean, daddy?"
"It means f*ck cancer, son."
"What does f*ck mean, daddy?"
"Oh dear."

Call me old fashioned, but I think they could have come up with a better name for their organisation. It's not exactly classy, is it?
  • 18 2
 So, "non-profits" outside of the US are organizations that employ nobody, only unpaid volunteers???
  • 46 1
 Not really sure what your issue is. I am not sure what running a charity is like in Switzerland, but here in the US it’s a lot of work. I’m the Executive Director for a 501(c)3 non-profit, and while I make a fraction of what the CEO here makes I know how much hard work, expertise, and experience it takes to navigate fundraising, grant writing, and making sure funding/education for our mission follows legal and fiduciary requirements.

Because our economy is based on free market systems, most likely this CEO would be able to make significantly more in the for profit world. Sacrificing earning potential for a good cause has, realistically, some limitations.

18% into running an organization really isn’t outrageous, either.
  • 5 0
 @Perra I get your point, it would be nice to see all of the money donated go directly to charity but finding someone to do this for free (who's qualified and honest) isn't really feasible. I used to think that all money donated should go to the people who need it rather than organisations but then realised that even if only 1 cent from the dollar I donated got to these people then it was something that they didn't have before and it might be the tipping point that makes the difference.

Do I hate that some professional "charity organisations" have ripped people off, you bet! The alternative is we don't give at all and that isn't going to help either. As mentioned above, even if only a little gets to the intended people then it's better than nothing at all in my view.
  • 7 22
flag jaame (Oct 1, 2019 at 8:35) (Below Threshold)
 @Blackers: I never give to charity. I prefer to put my money into the hands of the needy by supporting local businesses when I go on holiday to third world countries.
Ever since I heard the Barcelona FC/Unicef money grab and the shocking stats for Oxfam, which spends something pitiful like 5% of revenue on actual causes, I couldn't bring myself to support any organised charities in the west. Poor people in rich countries make rich people in poor countries. And warlords in Africa.
This is slightly different, because they are supporting a charity at home but they've ruined it by having an expletive in the name.
What happens after we f*ck cancer up anyway? Something else will come along and f*ck us up. We are all going to die. The question is not if, but when. If cancer doesn't get you, something else will.
I'm still going to enter though because I really want that bike.
  • 7 1
 @jaame: No one is forcing you to donate to anything. Its your prerogative to distribute your money as you wish. Supporting local economies on holiday is one way help, but it is not charity. You are getting product or service for your money. Automatically that reduces the stimulus you offer to a fraction of the original payment due to cost vs profit.

Does it make you a bad person for not giving to charity? HECK NO. But it does prove why donating to charity is still valuable.

Charitable donations are not exempt from falling into the wrong hands ("African Warlords" and whatnot), but neither are your direct contributions to local businesses. A corrupt government will tax that business directly and use the funds to further corruption.

I'm sorry F*ck Cancer offends you in its name. For many of us, its an effective marketing tool to shock the public into awareness and eagerness to act. It doesn't ruin the charity at all, but makes it more effective. Plus you state you don't donate to charity anyway, so why should they cater to you?
  • 1 1
 Most charities work like this. Some people earn a lot of money from not for profit charities.
  • 4 1
 I'm not saying it's right what some of these employees earn at some of these NPO's... but these are wages and I don't think you understand what a profit actually means in the business sense.
  • 3 0
 Start your own charity, find your own brands to sponsor your fundraising initiative, spend years building a successful campaign and I'm sure Pinkbike would be happy to post your raffle as well. I'll be the first to donate $5.
  • 4 0
 Only 18% on admin is pretty good I think. The $1 a day for starving kids that was hot back in the 90's ran at ~80% on admin in my area.

Good point on the man-cancer - but then the bike wouldn't have "boobs" on the down tube
  • 8 3
 @BsampSy: It doesn't offend me, but I don't want my young children to think it's normal or acceptable to have the F-word in the names of businesses or charities. It's something that simply should not be done.

If you give $1 to a coconut seller in India, I guarantee you he is keeping more than 1c of that dollar. I appreciate some people don't have the ability to travel much, and for them giving to charity may be their only way to help others less fortunate. As you say, one can spend one's money as one wishes.
  • 2 0
 most non-profit operate this way.

now I agree its not very ethical, but that's how it works. the main difference with for-profit (other than donation-based-income) is basically that these don't get taxed and don't have stocks or founders and don't keep money in the bank, but the employees still get a pay check - and for the big non-profits its often a big pay check and "gifts". 140k is actually not near to close as the biggest pay checks I've seen (having worked with non-profits in the US). I'd even say 140k sounds reasonable for a successful non-profit that actually helps - i mean, people still need money to live. There's many small non-profit that are in fact ethical as well.

With that said, you often seen 500k salaries with free cars and paid-for housing in non-profits that don't really do anything good, they just collect donations and claim to do stuff.. of which they do the minimum they can get away with.

And obviously, in the US, you'll see a lot of "foundations" that are owned by political figures because its an easy way to "get paid millions" without officially "getting paid". Also, yes, men's prostate cancer is definitely a bigger issue than breast cancer. but any progress anywhere is good.

note: this bike does look rad regardless.
  • 1 0
 @dirtyoldclown: Good point on the down tube. x)
  • 2 0
 @jaame: Yes we are all going to die someday.
Try explaining that to a 2 year old with cancer.
No child has ever done anything to deserve that.
I only give money to child cancer causes, I've seen first hand where the money goes and it's worth every $.
  • 7 0
 October is breast cancer awareness month. November’s for the boys
  • 3 0
 @jaame: Sod cancer
  • 5 0
 "Non-profit" doesn't mean an organization doesn't have overhead costs or can't generate revenue. It means that the surplus revenue goes to supporting the cause - in this case, supporting cancer survivors. Any fundraising organization this size will have overhead costs. In an ideal world, 100% would go to the cause. But if 82% of my donation goes directly towards supporting the cause, that's great (relatively speaking).
  • 6 0
 No, it wouldn't make more sense. Breast cancer gets more money largely because it's a condition for which population screening is effective (and cost effective). Studies which have been conducted around prostate screening have shown neither harm reduction nor cost saving, due to the resulting extremely high rate of unnecessary interventions. If you look at cost per QALY, prostate screening & treatment isn't in the ballpark of breast cancer. Don't get me wrong, I'm carrying a prostate around myself, and I'd love to reduce the impacts of prostate cancer (which my father is currently undergoing treatment for), but other than providing support and advice around best-practice treatment there's not much (IMO) for charities to be doing in this space.
  • 3 1
 @jaame: Agree, I’m all for cancer research and treatment but the “F that” theme comes across as tacky.
  • 3 0
 Those are not too bad of ratios for a non-profit. $140K is nothing. How about the CEO of my local non-profit hospital making $1.2 million? Now that gets ridiculous.

If you want good people, you need to pay for them.
  • 3 1
 @rossluzz & @jaame: I'm in agreement. Just seems childish but dang it, they got my $5 cause I want to win a new bike & less people sign up for this than the lottery so...

I get what they are trying to do, which is have a separate message than all the other non-profits, but F bombs have always dumbed down any message of value...unless there is a balled up fist paired with it and then you know what's happening. Big Grin
  • 1 0
 I've always thought I would be good at running a non-profit. Approaching people about larger than average sums of money when I was racing put me in an easy position to approach others "for a cause".

But then I met a guy who ran a non-profit and realized it's a hustle at the same time. He was great at raising REALLY large sums from big regional businesses for a non-profit, he lived a very wealthy life because of it and he traveled in big money circles. All his friends HATED seeing him coming too because they knew they were gonna look like penny pinchers if they didn't buy stuff from him.

He came around once selling tickets to the Olympic Tennis matches in Atlanta for a massive mark up with so much of proceeds going to some good cause. My boss at the time and every other business person in that town bought them out of pure guilt and "one-up manship".

That guy canvassed all of Western NC, Eastern TN, upstate SC & SW Virginia making so much money. I like to think that someone caught up to him eventually.... Big Grin
  • 2 0
 Granted it's not the best. And agreed that BC gets way more attention than other diseases in general. YSC does spend 77% of what they raise on the supporting young survivors - granted not the best but better than average for non-profits.

The CEO lives in New York, where a massive salary probably isn't that massive.

My wife was diagnosed at 35 years old before insurance would cover an mamo or anything like that. Even when she found the lumps, insurance wanted a fight. We won fortunately in part because of org's like YSC who fight for lowering the recommended age for mamo's.
  • 1 0
 @Badnewcastle: going through multiple scans now & having to fight our insurance just to get them to tell us WHERE our Tier 1 providers are and then to get the providers to tell us what the scans cost with insurance.
I just spent an hour and a half yesterday having to get my doctor to ORDER the procedure at TWO facilities just so we could get the in network pricing for both because one is Tier 1 & the other is Tier 2.
The tier 1 facility (which is even the hospital my wife is employed by!!!!) refused to tell us their own price for their own employee at their own facility using their own insurance...until the test was ordered.

So now they, the doctor (who was very helpful) and the Tier 2 facility will all pass the cost of all those extra customer service phone call hours on to us the consumer next year.
  • 1 0
 @bizutch: Sounds like you've got a lot going on with regards to insurance and coverage. If you haven't looked into it, there are grants available through major drug companies and suppliers to the hospitals. You probably want to get some info on those. Especially if there's chemo involved.

YSC may have resources for you as well. Find a Cancer Navigator to help get through this, in order to be accredited the cancer center should have a navigator.
  • 1 0
 @jaame: I came here to say this.
  • 5 1
 @Yaan:
My 4 year old baby girl was diagnosed with Retinal Blastoma - a form of cancer that attacks the retina and progress along the optic nerve on the way to the brain. It predominately affects children under the age of four. There are no words to describe what a child and family go through with any type of cancer diagnosis and treatment. We are so very thankful of all that give in any way to help - whether it be monetary or any type of support.
BTW...my baby girl lost an eye an went through 6 months of chemotherapy, but is now 15 years cancer free and a freshman at a prestigious private college in a premed program with med school on the horizon in pursuit of her dream to become a pediatric oncologist. She is my hero!
It doesn't matter what kind of cancer or who it affects or what percentage goes where just as long as it helps someone in their struggle. Just do all you can, anyway you can to help whoever's you can. You may be surprised in how you are able to positively impact our world.
  • 2 0
 @richierich1966: Awesome story, thanks for sharing.
I hope your daughter has a fantastic career in paediatric oncology. I wish her all the success she deserves.
Sounds like she's well on her way. I think she's my hero too. I can't say enough good things about the doctors and nurses that work in this field.
  • 1 1
 @Perra: runs rampant in the us. Our college bowl games are considered non-profit but the CEO of those ske 200-500k a year to out on one game.

Just greedy people worming their way thru tax loopholes.
  • 16 0
 Why not, they'll make more of a difference with 5 bucks than I will.
  • 4 0
 @Ian713 actually no they wouldn't. (I donated $5 too). But if you do ever want to make a difference in a cause like this, dropping those funds on a local in the form of a "protected" donation is a better way. When my mom was placed in hospice, it was a long process with tons of driving involved. People at the Hope Women's Cancer center here in Asheville would donate gas cards or pre-charged grocery store gift cards directly to people like my dad to cover their travel & meals back and forth the 50+ miles to the center.

When we want to help, there is always a way to ensure you make a big impact with every dollar given.

Yesterday I visited my churches food pantry. Every Tuesday they have a "grocery" store where people come in, check 2 items per category of things they need, then go wait with a drink & snack in a room while volunteers fill everything on that grocery list with donated fresh, frozen, boxed, canned & farmed goods then they drive around to the door to pick it up. It's the first time I realized that people I see at my grocery store & gas station working hard...have families with no food.
  • 4 0
 @bizutch: actually they will....not downplaying anything else you highlighted but please check out www.youngsurvival.org to see what your $5 donation helps bankroll. My wife is a breast cancer survivor and the resources YSC provides are invaluable to her and her fellow survivors. It is a place where young women can reach out to after a life changing diagnosis and receive the support of an army as they head into battle. Yes, our local community also rallied for us and helped organize meal trains, childcare, post surgery assistance and even volunteered their time so that I could get out on my bike and clear my head. Let's celebrate all of those who give, volunteer and support in their own way. Good luck in the raffle.
  • 1 0
 @Michaeljpio: completely understand your post. Was letting folks know there are ways they can contribute to the cause locally that they may feel are more easily confirmable as far as impact.

Kind of like when those guys call you to donate to the firefighter's and they take a percentage or you can just drop a check to your VFD in the mail sort of thing.

If you've got your card out on the phone when they call...do it if you don't have the time to mail a check direct. Something is always better than zero. Big Grin
  • 14 2
 Mark my words - if I win the bike I'm donating it to a person fighting cancer !
  • 3 0
 My wife is a size small. Thanks for your support!
  • 11 0
 Still stoked about winning this a couple years back! Bike is still going strong: www.pinkbike.com/photo/17814199
  • 7 0
 Wake up. Kick cancer’s ass. Repeat.

Looking forward to the day when we don’t have have a fundraiser like this, but until then, let’s give.
  • 5 0
 YSC is the real deal and this fundraising initiative makes a HUGE impact year after year. In fact, it is how I first learned about YSC and last year my wife (who is a young breast cancer survivor & who benefits directly from the services that YSC provides) and I participated in YSC's Tour de Pink and helped personally raise over $10k for the cause. As the article states, this is a win-win for everyone and we will be donating to the raffle again this year as well as riding in this year's Tour de Pink!
  • 8 0
 Still no Paypal...
  • 8 0
 Probably not a problem for the US, where 95% of payments seem to be made with credit card. Here in Europa, not being able to pay via PayPal or debit card severely raises the barrier against participation.
  • 2 0
 @Mac1987: Weird, I just donated via paypal.
  • 4 1
 I'm in Europe and tried to donate but the billing address field for the credit card does not have a European address friendly format. As such however many different ways I try to fit my street, town and central post office city into only two lines, it just keeps telling me I've got the address wrong. Congrats Americans on being able to participate almost exclusively.
  • 2 0
 If you would like to defeat cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and most other degenerative conditions, mabey try changing your diet. It has been proven that cultures who eat very little meat and no processed "american" style foods dont have these problems. Research "rethink food- 100 dr.s can't be wrong".
I know it seems hard to change eating habits, but would you prefer chemo and surgery, or Kale and Carrots? Plenty of high protein plant foods out there. Listen to a podcast by Rich Roll. He is an ultra marathon & Ironman athlete.
  • 2 0
 I'm riding in YSC's TdP, already personally raised over $6k between last year and this year. Our team this year is above $55k raised already "Team Kris' Krew", not "fcancerup.com" But I donated to F Cancer up as well and wear their jersey with my wife on rides. Every bike I own has their sticker on it.

My wife is a survivor and organizations like YSC are priceless for those of us dealing with cancer everyday. She posted a great article yesterday. Its from YSC's blog and it's something she faces everyday, thankfully she's over 4 years out from diagnosis but it's not over... This blog is not specific to Young or old or even breast cancer or cancer really it's specific to anyone dealing with any sort of trauma.

blog.youngsurvival.org/cancer-and-ptsd-what-you-need-to-know
  • 1 0
 Let's meet up at the ride! My wife Jen and I are on team Hershey in your Heart this year...last year we were Team Jen!
  • 1 0
 @Michaeljpio: Let's do it. I'll shoot you a PM.
  • 1 0
 @Chonhy13 I wish it were that simple, but my wife has a very health diet (very low meat, not a lot of processed foods) and it did not stop her getting cancer twice. There are so many other environmental factors at play in Western society that could be attributed to the rise in cancer rates. Diet alone can not cure or prevent cancer, although people who live a healthy and active lifestyle do lower their risk factors.
  • 1 3
 People who already have cancer (most of us) should follow the R.A.V.E. diet. Eliminating all processed food, and even oils! Don't give up. I'm sorry to hear about your wife's condition, but it has been proven to heal cancer. As soon as the patient cheats on the All plant diet they get cancer again. Find the rave diet. Good luck to both of you!
  • 2 0
 Global oncology drug sales are worth more than $90billion annually. Does anyone really think that these companies are going to give up that kind of business? They will never give up those numbers. Never.
  • 4 4
 I'm trying to figure out how throwing the F word and middle finger into the cancer issue helps anyone? I guess more extreme terminology, "the war", "fight", "F...", will just scare cancer away... magically. Or more likely, a means to fill the pockets of non-profits and administrators. We know the cure for cancer. We've known it for a long time. It's preventing it and then allowing treatments that work in harmony with the body and solves the problem of why cancer occurs in the first place. This will be a never-ending "find the cure" quest because it is too profitable for researchers, major medical and pharmaceutical companies.
  • 4 1
 Why doesn't pinkbike review evil bikes????
  • 2 0
 www.pinkbike.com/news/evil-insurgent-review-2015.html
"There are a few quibbles, including the lack of water bottle mounts "

maybe they stopped sending them bikes after they complained about water bottles one time too many?
  • 2 1
 @dirtyoldclown: I have water bottle mounts on my Offering Smile
  • 6 3
 Why do people still care about Evil bikes? They F'd their customers time and again with broken frames due to poor materials or refused to issue recalls for bikes with known issues (shock/frame bottom out on Following).

Apparently people don't care if a brand screws people over. Maybe, just maybe the reason why Pinkbike hasn't been sent any Evil's is because they don't want any critical feedback on their bikes and they do not was bike reviewers to bring up their failings as a company.

Based on their entire history, I don't think companies like Evil should even exist. Corporate charter should have been revoked....

Sad that people are willing to vilify Sick bikes but make excuses and rationalizations to justify Evil.....
  • 1 0
 @ppp9911: interesting
  • 4 1
 @ppp9911: Here is a weird thought. How about companies can change just like people can change?
  • 2 0
 Donated/entered. Been back riding a few months now after surviving lymphoma.
  • 2 0
 Please enable Paypal method of payment Wink
  • 1 0
 You can homie...
  • 1 0
 Official Rules and Regulations?
  • 4 3
 F in the chat everybody
  • 1 1
 @KetoND2 Save you conspiracy theories for the ebike form.
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