Cancer doesn’t care. It doesn’t care about age. It doesn’t care about your family or friends. It doesn’t care about what it takes from us — or who it leaves behind. I am sure cancer has affected every family. My Mom didn't die of cancer but cancer left my Mom a widow for 44 years. On that day in 1971 cancer left me & my two brothers without a father. Four years ago my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer just before the RIDE for ROSWELL. I did a very emotional 100 kilometer ride that day. Then we fought and beat big C together that summer.
This year to honor my mother & my Canadian roots, I will be riding the 44 mile Canadian route. The route starts at Roswell Park in Buffalo and goes over the Peace Bridge into Canada. Once in Canada we wilI follow the Parkway to Niagara Falls. I have run the the Niagara Parkway many times in the Skylon & Casino Marathons, but never on a bicycle. This course has always had special significance for my family. When I finished my first Skylon marathon, my Mom & Grandfather were there waiting for me.
I care about making a difference in the future for cancer research and bringing an end to this devastating disease. That’s why I am participating in the 2024 RIDE for ROSWELL. The Ride for Roswell is the largest one day cycling event in North America. Last year the ride raised over $5 million dollars for cancer research. This will be my 12th Ride for Roswell.
Please help me raise critically needed funds to support the thousands of patients who turn to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center for hope each year. Your donation provides the funding researchers need right now to investigate new treatment options that could save lives. For every dollar donated, Roswell Park can leverage an additional $13 in new grant funding!
Please consider donating today. Together, we can end cancer and make a difference.