During the week of July 25 through July 31, 2021, I will participate in the Empire State Ride benefiting Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Over the course of the week, I will cycle over 500 miles from NYC to Niagara Falls to raise critically needed funds to change the future of cancer for good.
The Empire State Ride is more than just a bike ride. It is cycling adventure across New York State where riders come together with a goal of raising critically needed funds to change the future of cancer for good.
Everyone knows someone whose life has been affected by cancer. This is my opportunity to make a real difference and impact the state of cancer research from the seat of my bike. Together, we can fuel groundbreaking discoveries and bring an end to this terrible disease.
This year I am especially grateful for Roswell. This past summer, my father, a cancer survivor, participated in “Cancer Screening for First Responders” at Roswell Park. The testing uncovered an 80% blockage in his arteries. With this finding, he underwent the successful placement of a stent. I am incredibly grateful to Roswell, as without this screening the blockage would have likely gone unnoticed.
My first attempt at the Empire State Ride was not possible due to COVID 19 restrictions. As the ride could not go on as planned, riders were challenged to ride 500+ miles during the month of July. I not only completed the challenge, but I also took it a step further by cycling 1,005 miles for the month of July.
With the help of a very successful beer blast fundraiser, I was able to raise $5,475 for the 2020 Empire State Ride. Since the ride did not go on as planned, I have been credited with a $2,500 "boost" towards my 2021 Empire State Ride goal of $5,000. With the current COVID restrictions, another beer blast fundraiser will not be possible. Therefore, I am exploring other ways to raise funds to support Roswell.
Please consider making a donation to my efforts today. No donation is too small, and every dollar adds up to something greater than what any one of us could ever accomplish alone. When you donate, please add the name of your family member and/or friend in whose name you are donating, and I will carry the names with me throughout the ride.
Together, we can fuel groundbreaking discoveries and bring an end to this terrible disease.
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