This year the event is even more personal. "The sense of community and compassion that Roswell Park provided me during these unforeseen hardships is why I ride."
The Ride For Roswell
One spring day in 2012, Janice woke up with a horrible headache. Because her mom had had a brain aneurysm at a young age, Janice paid attention and called her husband. By dinnertime that day, she was coming out of brain surgery.
Most would not count cancer as a blessing, but 61-year-old Mike Paradowski considers his diagnosis of head and neck cancer as one of the best things that has ever happened to him.
For one day every June, more than 10,000 Western New Yorkers make their way to the University at Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute for The Ride For Roswell. Tom Cunningham and his family, friends and co-workers started riding in 2011 after Tom’s wife, Cheryl, was diagnosed with brain cancer.