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.
But I care. I care about making a difference in the future of cancer research and bringing an end to this devastating disease. That’s why I am participating in this year's Ride for Roswell this summer!
On Monday, May 3, 2021, Heaven gained another angel, my Sister-In-Law Mary, the day after her 57th birthday. Mary was one tough lady and fought this disease for nearly five years. Mary went down swinging as she would persist and never give up or never give in, even in her last couple days of her life.
Special shout out and thanks go out to to Dr. Emese Zsiros MD, PhD, FACOG, Director of Research, Associate Professor of Oncology, Associate Fellowship Director, Department of Gynecologic Oncology, at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and her wonderful team, for taking such good care of Mary.
Any funds I personally raise will be in memory of Mary Hayward which would be designated specifically to Dr. Zsiros' Ovarian Cancer Research as it will allow her to develop novel immunotherapy combination clinical trials at Roswell Park.
I am also riding in memory of dear family and friends who are no longer with us and along with Mary, are looking down from above, cheering us on in this fight. I also dedicate this ride to friends in the Western New York competitive bowling community who are fighting cancer, survived cancer, or have went down swinging themselves. This is much more than a bike ride for me — it’s my commitment to help find a cure for cancer.
Please consider making a donation today to help me reach (and exceed) my fundraising goal. Together, we can help find cancer cures and save lives. Thank you in advance for your kindness and support.
Again, thank you so much for what you do to help us in this incredible cause!
And I'm looking forward to the 2021 RIDE FOR ROSWELL! With my wife Patti and the rest of the Roswell Cessation Services Team who I've befriended through the years that she has been involved as one of the team members! Patti has been my inspiration in the fight to defeat this deadly disease, no doubt!! Patti was also instrumental for me to buy a new bicycle for the Ride last year, and encouraged me to get off my lazy butt and prepare for the Ride!!
And if you haven't already done so, please consider making that donation today to help find cures for this rotten disease. Together, we can make a difference.