Please help me GET RID OF CANCER with a donation to help cancer research at Roswell Park!
Every dollar goes to help research the prevention, treatment and even help find a cure for cancer! They are doing so many awesome things to help get rid of this horrible disease! When I was an intern at Roswell I saw first-hand how the money is used for important research.
So far I have raised $200,000 for Roswell over the past eleven years. The first year, when I was 10, I didn't think that I would be able to raise the minimum $100 to be able to ride, and I raised over $4000! So I set a goal of $5000 for the next year and raised almost $7000!!! The next year, when my dad was sent to Afghanistan, I set a huge goal of $10,000 and I was able to raise more than $22,000!!! (and my dad borrowed a bike on his base in Afghanistan and rode at the same time and the same distance as me which was really cool). So the next year I beat that amount with more than $23,000, then over $29,000, and $30,000, $28,500, and during the horrible 2020 year even the 25th Anniversary of the Ride for Roswell was cancelled but I still managed to raise more than $25,000.
Every year I ride in honor and in memory of so many people who have or had cancer. Some I ride for every year, and there are some new people every year. If you want to donate in honor of someone who has or had cancer, or in memory of someone who passed away from cancer, please let me know their names and I will carry them with me on the ride.
I was so sad when I heard that one of my past team members and supporters, Ann Swan, passed away from cancer after surviving two previous cancer battles -- she was treated at Roswell those times and was so grateful for the care she received there. Mrs. Swan was such an awesome person and so fun to be with on Ride days, and I’ll miss her so much. So this year I’ll be riding in her memory, along with the many other family members, friends and supporters I’ve had for the past 11 years who are cancer survivors or lost their battle to cancer.
I hope you can help! Thank you again!