Riding For Roswell
$120,711.05 Raised for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Your contribution and presence on the team provide support for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, foster hope, and spur me to get on my bike and ride each year.
See you at the Finish Line.
The Ride for Roswell started out as an idea from one passionate volunteer. Mitch Flynn wanted to create a way for the entire Western New York Community to take part in the fight against cancer. The first Ride was the start of a life-changing annual gathering that has become one of the largest charity cycling events in North America. Since the inaugural Ride in 1996, the event has grown from offering 3 routes to 9, introduced an international experience throughout Canada, added a pre-ride rally with the Celebration of Hope and increased its fundraising total year after year!
Imagine a patient only needing a monthly shot or transfusion to halt or eliminate their cancer. While it might sound simple, it’s already a real option for some patients at Roswell Park. It’s an innovative class of cancer treatment — immunotherapy — that uses a patient’s own immune system to fight cancer. And it’s been found to improve a patient’s quality of life, reduce side effects and offer the possibility for long-term remission.
Funds raised through events like the Ride help ensure that cancer patients have access to emerging immunotherapy treatments. If Roswell were not in WNY, patients would have to travel several hours to receive the intricate options that only a few centers in the country are positioned to provide.
The Ride for Roswell brings together our community with one mission – to end cancer. Join us as we hop on our bikes and rally to find a cure.
Together, we can make a difference!