If you are wondering why I am participating in the Ride for Roswell this year and in general why I am raising money for cancer research, the answer is simple. It is because cancer touches all of our lives in some way, shape, or form. This is the story of how cancer has impacted me and my family, and how Roswell Park Cancer Institute has been a part of this chapter.
Many of you know that in November of 2020, my mother, Elaine, was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. After a Whipple procedure, Mom was cancer free until diagnosed with a metastatic lung tumor. The tumor has been removed thanks to Roswell Park, Mom is still hard to keep up with. Her determination, combined with the skills of team Roswell have aided her journey. Roswell Park has been a beacon of compassion in addition to treatment.
There are many, who do not have access to excellent care, facing geographic, financial or treatment options. Our family is grateful - fortunate to have Roswell "in our backyard," comforted in the care Mom receives and, we know that pancreatic research/detection/treatment options continue.
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 the 2022 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 funding that researchers need in order to investigate new treatment options that could save lives in our community and around the world. For every dollar donated, Roswell Park can leverage an additional $13 in new grant funding!
Please consider making a donation today to help find cures. Together, we can make a difference.