As you are probably aware, Covid-19 has caused major changes for the 25th annual Ride for Roswell which was scheduled to be on Saturday, June 27th. Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, located just 1-1/2 miles from my friary, is world famous and was recently ranked the 14th best cancer center in the nation. I had the chance to have a wonderful conversation with Dr. Candace Johnson, President and CEO of Roswell, and am pleased to once again raise money for their research.
Under the new format of the Ride, I will no longer be doing a 44-mile route through the U.S. and Canada. Instead I will do a 20-mile socially distanced ride on Grand Island on Saturday, August 8 at 10 a.m. Adding in the mileage to and from Grand Island, I will still be riding about 47 miles, a little over my original goal. Also, in solidarity with all those who may be fearing their cancer treatment, I will be walking my 48-year old Schwinn Continental over the South Grand Island bridge sidewalk (I have a fear of heights and tall bridges).
I am once again a member of the team named Fighting Irish Fighting Cancer, composed of Notre Dame alumni and friends. My goal was to raise $2,500 which is $292 more than last year. As of August 5 I have surpassed my goal, so thank you for your generosity! In fact, it's the most I've ever raised in a single year for the Ride. Our team goal is $25,000. All in all 8,000 riders are hoping to raise over $5 million. Any support you give me or any other rider will help. Also, please send me the names of anyone affected by cancer whom you would like me to pray for while I ride. You need not be a donor to request those prayers.
Thank you for your generosity in supporting me on the Ride!