Grateful - the dictionary defines it as "feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness; thankful."
I have so much to be grateful for - my wife, my family, my health and as always, my friends and colleagues. As you know I have been faced with more than a few challenges over the years: prostate cancer, Castleman's Disease, metastatic brain cancer and a life-threatening adverse reaction to immunotherapy.
When I first did the Ride for Roswell in 2002 little did I know how integral a part of my life Roswell Park Cancer Institute would literally become. I am so grateful to the dedicated and caring men and women who work there from the researchers to the surgeons, from the orderlies and technicians to the doctors, nurses and physician assistants.
As I write this donation request and throughout the year, I am extremely grateful to all of you who have given so generously over the years. Through your outpouring of generosity, I raised over $20,000 last year and was again in the top 10 fundraisers from over 7,751 riders who together raised $5.3M! Because of you I have raised over $100,000 so far.
Now it’s on to this year’s Ride on June 22, 2019.
I am so grateful for the support and encouragement I have received from so many people. For those going through their own struggles with cancer we all are so fortunate to have another thing in common – this incredible resource in our own backyard known as Roswell Park.
I am again riding with team "Kids Just Want To Have Fun" which promises to match 50% of my pledges. For those of you who have contributed in the past and those who may be supporting me for the first time, there is no better time than now to do it by making this Ride the biggest and best fundraiser in Roswell history and helping me celebrate a positive step in the fight against cancer.
Remember no donation is too big or too small!
Thank you for your support.