Ride for Roswell Raises Record $5.2 Million for Research & Patient Care Programs

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 9:46am

A rainy forecast couldn't dampen the spirit of riders, volunteers and supporters during the 2018 Ride For Roswell on June 23. Following routes ranging from three to 102 miles — including two that ventured into Canada and back again! — 7,740 cyclists raised a record $5.2 million for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The money goes directly to cancer research and patient-care programs at Roswell Park. Among many other projects, over the years the funds have kickstarted the development of SurVaxM, a brain cancer vaccine developed at Roswell Park that's now being evauated in clinical trials; paid for patients to receive genetic testing with OmniSeq Comprehensive (also developed at Roswell Park) to identify the most effective treatments for their cancer; and purchased wigs and head coverings to be given to patients in treatment, free of charge.

To all those who rode, donated, volunteered, or cheered on the riders, thank you!