July 2020: We can’t allow COVID-19 to stop us from supporting life-saving cancer research. In the US, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Let's work together to help find a cure!
This year the Empire State Ride to End Cancer is shifting gears as 300 cyclists cannot safely ride across New York State together. In July, I will ride locally 1,000 miles, including 500+ miles in one week from July 26-Aug 1. All proceeds support cutting-edge cancer research at one of the premier hospitals, the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Institute. Roswell Park shares their expertise with all of the major hospitals in the US and has launched a cancer care network for hospitals across New York State including eight on Long Island. (More info on the care network: www.roswellpark.org/carenetwork)
Why would anyone spend so much time on a bicycle? It’s to raise awareness and funds to honor family, friends and co-workers that have heard those three awful words.
In 2008 I lost my mom to breast and lung cancer. She lived just four weeks after her diagnosis. Since then I lost my first cousin to pancreatic cancer, my father-in-law to colon cancer, my closest college friend to brain cancer and many other family and friends have been impacted by this dreaded disease. Everyone knows someone that will be touched by cancer.
There are too many people in my circle that are fighting or fought this disease. And riding my bike is what I can do to help raise awareness and funds for research in the fight against cancer. You can help me make a difference. I look forward to the day when the three dreaded words “You have cancer” will be just a memory.
You can get more info on this amazing non-profit fundraiser at: http://empirestateride.com/the-cause/
No donation amount is too small. And remember, to follow the journey from July 26th to August 1st on social media: #EmpireStateRide
Please note 100% of the proceeds from the Empire State Ride go directly to fund promising cancer research initiatives including a first-of-its-kind brain cancer vaccine, new therapies for ovarian cancer which is a disease that is typically very hard to treat and breakthroughs in immunotherapy which has greatly improved treatment for lung cancer. All proceeds from the Empire State Ride are managed by the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit foundation that is rated Four Stars (out of four) by Charity Navigator.
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