Jennifer Goodman Linn

Jennifer Goodman Linn

Jennifer Goodman Linn, 40, of Manhattan died on July 20, 2011. Born in Glen Ridge, she spent most of her youth in Livingston and was a graduate of Livingston High School. She attended Duke University and, later, Harvard Business School.

In 2007, three years after being diagnosed with sarcoma, Mrs. Linn founded Cycle for Survival, the most successful patient-run fund-raiser in the history of New York’s Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In total, Cycle for Survival has generated in excess of $9 million.

A marketer, she became an award-winning motivational speaker and was inducted into the Livingston High School Hall of Fame in 2010. She was the recipient of Self Magazine’s Do Good Award in 2008, was named one of Kraft Foods’ 100 Extraordinary Women in 2009, was inducted into the Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame, and received the Wynona M. Lipman Empowerment Award from the State of New Jersey in 2008.

She is survived by her husband, David; her parents, Leonard and Sandra Goodman of Livingston; and a brother, Brett Goodman of North Caldwell.

Services were held July 22 with arrangements by Riverside Memorial Chapel, Manhattan. Memorial donations may be made to Cycle for Survival, Jennifer Goodman Linn Memorial Fund, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (


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