This is the 27th year for the Ride for Roswell and the 18th consecutive year I will be participating. Riding as part of the Fighting Irish Fighting Cancer team reminds me of the ideals of community service I learned many years ago at Notre Dame. During my adult years I have lost many family and friends, many much too young, to cancer. These deaths included my brother Vic, Kathy Wieczkowski, John Cardarelli, Gary Nowak and Jim Callahan. The bad news hit very close to home two years ago. My sister-in-law Judy Bromberek was diagnosed with acute myloid leukemia and my son Mark was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Judy is currently being treated at Roswell as an out patient. Mark had surgery, followed by nine weeks of chemotherapy. He has been diagnosed cancer free but of course his parents are still very worried. This year I am riding in honor of those who have lost their battle with cancer as well as all of my family, relatives and friends who continue their fight. I am especially riding for Barbara Faust who continues to deal with cancer. With your support of my Ride perhaps a cure for this dreaded disease will happen sooner rather than later. Thank you for your support. Please be as generous as you can. Last year I was fortunate to raise more than $21,000 and this year my goal is to come as close as possible to that same amount. Every donation large or small is gratefully appreciated and will be acknowledged by me and the Roswell Alliance. Thank you sincerely.