I have been living with type 2 diabetes for more than 20 years; many family members and friends are struggling with this medical condition as well. Recently I have been leading a series of 5-week seminars entitled “Living with Diabetes” to assist those also living with diabetes to develop a better understanding of the condition with which they are confronting. These sessions also include support partners. As a member of East Aurora Lions Club, I serve as the Diabetes Awareness Chair for all of Western NY; I write a monthly journal note about diabetes for publication in the Lions newsletter and visit 20-N District Lion Club meetings to talk with members about this condition. As for cancer, I ride for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center; many family members and friends currently have/had cancer – many are survivors but some have passed on after courageous struggles. Recently Laurene (my wife) had surgery at Roswell Park and is now pronounced “cancer free!” She will participate in Roswell’s “Celebration of Hope” while I ride the 12 mile peloton (a synchronized bicycle riding team of 200 members) from Roswell's Kaminski Park with entrance into the University at Buffalo “still in synch to continue the celebration!”
So, now I come to each of you requesting support for my summer 2018 charity riding missions; hopefully you will find that my efforts merit your financial support – all money received on this fundraising page goes directly to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. My personal goal, while ambitious, sort of equals my riding goals for the summer. The ADA Tour de Cure (30 mi), The Ridefor Roswell (45 mi), The Empire State Ride (7 day; 500+ mi ride on my bucket list), and Team RoswellBike the West – Lake Tahoe (72 mi) are all givens!; only the Sky Ride (20 mi) and the Reno/Carson City Edible Pedal (27mi) are“iffy”. By mid-July, I anticipate raising a total of $8,000 for Roswell Park.
Please consider making a donation today. No donation is too small, and every dollar adds up to something greater than any one of us could accomplish alone. Together, we can help find cancer cures and save lives.