Life is short. Love can last a lifetime.
Hi my name is Berkeley Kozuch. I am 24 years old, have two brothers (I am a triplet!), and a really cute dog named Kiko. Graduated with a BS in Biology and BA in Spanish at the University at Buffalo. I currently and enrolled to obtain my masters degree in Biology education. Although, before I made it to college I had a few decisions to make.
When coming to conclusions or solutions, life can sometimes put you in a pickle. A person needs to do whats best. After twenty-four years on this Earth, I think what's "best" for me is listening to my heart.
My story is filled with love. I love my friends and family. That never ending list is substantially effected by cancer. My Uncle Mark, Grandpa Dick and Grandmi Betsey had all left us too soon due to cancer. The ones I care most about lost, fight and some have even overcome their battles. I support Roswell Park Cancer Institute in hopes that one day families and patients will no longer suffer.
Roswell Park has treated and cared for two of my grandparents that have passed away from cancer. I hope one day Roswell Park will provide treatments that allow families to live longer, healthier and happier lives.
Here is my back story to show you how much Roswell Park means to me:
My High School Graduation was the same day as The Ride For Roswell Opening Ceremonies. Being High School Class President I needed to be two places at one time. I choose the Ride For Roswell. It was simple. I followed my heart.
I have participated in the Ride for about ten years. I raise money and ride in hope that my list of loved ones and yours will never suffer from this disease again. The Ride For Roswell unites our community and empowers us against cancer. Not only do I invite you to donate to my rider page and help me reach my goals, I want to persuade you to get involved too! Donate, ride or volunteer! Ride weekend is the most emotional and inspirational time of the year. I would not be the person I am today without this experience.
To hear more about my story, watch the interview my brothers, our neighbor and I had with Channel 2! Copy and paste this into your web browser: http://legacy.wgrz.com/story/news/local/2015/06/26/four-teenagers-forgo-their-high-school-graduation-in-order-to-ride-for-the-cause/29330805/
Here's another article about myself riding my bike instead of crossing the stage. Copy and paste this into your web browser: https://rideforroswell.org/missing-graduation-but-making-a-difference/
Thank you for all your love,