I will be riding 30 miles for cancer cures during the 2022 Ride for Roswell! As one of the nation’s largest cycling events, the Ride is a powerful reminder that each of us can make a difference. Funds raised go directly to cutting-edge cancer research and quality of life programs that help patients at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and around the world. Each donation brings us one step closer to ending cancer.
This year is my 12th consecutive year riding. I decided to ride in our friends honor.
This is for you Darrell.
This is a little write up from Darrell’s wife Jill:
Darrell was diagnosed with stage 2B melanoma cancer after seeing a mole on his back left calf was bigger and misshaped. When he had surgery to remove the cancer, we chose to have the dye test done. They removed a lymph node from the groin area that had a very small amount of cancer in it which then moved him up to be stage 3B. Darrell underwent that one surgery and started to take chemo pills. He took the chemo pills for a month before they started to mess with his stomach and the doctor took him off them. It's been a little over 2 years since the day he had surgery and so far so good. He just passed his 2 year mark with flying colors. Praying everyday that he makes it past the 5 year mark, but we take it one day at a time.
I can say this man would give you the shirt off his back. Always there to lend a hand, share a story and is such a jokester.
I have set a personal fundraising goal of $1000 and need your help to reach it. No donation is too small — in fact, every dollar donated to research at Roswell Park can be leveraged for an additional $13 in new grant funding! If you are able to, please consider joining me in making a difference by supporting my ride.
Learn more about where the funds go here.
Thank you for your support!