This is more than just a 550+ mile bike ride across New York State.
I AM RIDING TO FIGHT CANCER!
Everyone knows someone whose life has been impacted by cancer, and this is my way of helping to find a cure. I am too dumb to be a doctor, and too poor to drop a million bucks to fight this war.
I am a part of the Empire State Ride beacause I want to be a part of putting an end to cancer. With your donations, the ESR raises funds for Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY, so that they can continue their groundbreaking research in finding cancer cures and saving lives.
Please consider making a donation today. No donation is too small, and every dollar adds up.
This will be my third Empire State Ride! Even though I am riding only Day 1 (due to medical conditions), the donations will be helping to fight cancer 355 days a year!
The ride begins on July 28th in my hometown of New York City, and over the course of 7 long, grueling days, our group will be riding across New York State, arriving in my former hometown of Niagara Falls on Aug. 3rd. That’s over 550 miles of riding...on a bicycle...with a non-cushioned seat...and over 18,000 ft. of elevation. The state of New York is neither flat nor small!
100% of the proceeds fund the most promising cancer research initiatives:
- Perform phase II testing for a first-of-its-kind brain cancer vaccine, SurVaxM, which was developed at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
- Provide critical funding for Roswell Park’s Center for Personalized Medicine, which creates and performs cutting-edge genetic testing to improve cancer treatment.
- Advance a prestigious research initiative to find new therapies for ovarian cancer, a disease that is typically very hard to treat.
This will be my 3rd year participating in the ESR. It is tough and emotional, but I gained many friends and life-long memories – and while it was rigorous, it is for a great cause which is what helped me to keep pedaling.
My wife and I have both dealt with skin cancer the past two years and have lost friends and family to this all too-common disease. Through this ride and your generous donations, we can support Roswell Park’s essential cancer research. I hope that you will join me in helping put an end to this horrible disease, and cheer us on during this amazing journey.
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Even though I can only ride for the first day, I ask you to take a few minutes to think about how you have been impacted, and consider giving to a vital cause to help end cancer.
Please join me and donate today! THANK YOU!!
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