It's that time again - Cheers to everyone and to 2022!!! The Ride for Roswell is around the corner! 10 years ago, was my first year participating (volunteered 1 year). I've had a blast! I've completed a couple 30 milers throughout the years and have even traveled the 44 miles through Canada... TWICE! This year and every year - I strive to raise money to kick cancers @$$!!
This year is a little different for me as I have had many things come up that I am unable to take off my plate for the day of the ride. BUT! I did not want to miss the opportunity of raising money for a cause that I hold dear to my heart for my close loved ones who have dealt with this awful disease & to my patients I see every day battling. I did not want to miss an opportunity to set a goal and strive to achieve it!
COVID19 Update: Cancer doesn’t stay quarantined. Cancer doesn’t socially distance. Cancer doesn’t stop. So, we will continue to ride to end cancer — no matter what!
I understand the times are tough, but with your help and generosity I am positive that I will reach my overall goal of $1,000.00!
**Why we ride… Funds that are raised through the ride support the cutting-edge research and patient care programs that benefit the 31,000+ patients who turn to Roswell Park for hope. Donations are further used to improve the patient and family experience, support new clinical treatments and procedures and educate the next generation of cancer scientists and clinicians.
**I work at Roswell Park, I've dealt with patients first hand for 4 years, and then moved to the Laboratory Medicine Department for 3 years where I also dealt directly with patient care. This is my 3rd year as a part of the Clinical Research Department. Clinical Research is a vital portion of Roswell Park - We strive every single day to help our current patients with their treatments, and learn new ways to help those in the future who battle this awful disease. Due to research, we are able to find new ways to improve healthcare. I love what I do and I love to do anything to support those we provide care for every day.
Every year I ride in memory of my grandfather, Jack Wright (this year I will be doing so in spirit). In 1992 he lost his battle with Lung Cancer. I know that he would be so proud to see how many people come together to raise money to continue to develop new treatments to conquer this disease!
So, please join in the fight and donate to such an amazing cause!! Every single penny counts! Thank you SOOOOO MUCH!!