The Ride For Roswell

On June 23, 2019, Ted Rung crossed the Ride for Roswell finish line, completing the 100-mile route. No small feat for a 31-year-old who had just fought cancer for the third time.

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."

Participants eat, dance, talk and laugh, ring cowbells and wave flags. They also take groundbreaking research to the next level, and fund programs and services that make life a little easier for our patients.
Proper nutrition and hydration make a big difference on long bike rides, and it’s particularly important at three vital times — before, during and after a ride. Try these tips to help you make the most out of any cycling endeavor.

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.

There are so many ways in which people choose to give to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, from donating to a participant of The Ride for Roswell to creating an annual event of their own. As varied as the ways of giving may be, the stories that fuel that desire to help are even more diverse.
If Vishal Gupta, MD, looks familiar, think back to Super Sunday, when he was introduced as part of #TeamRoswell's all-star lineup in our popular television commercial that aired locally during Super Bowl 50. Truly an MVP at Roswell Park and an expert in the field of head and neck cancer, Dr. Gupta has been providing care for patients at Roswell Park since 2013.
In addition to the countless benefits of cycling, including the physical exercise and mental focus, it's simply a great way to get outside and enjoy time with family and friends, or by yourself. Here are five places in Buffalo and WNY to ride, and what you can expect to experience along your path.

Vishal Gupta, MD, is driven to go above and beyond. Last year he rode 30 miles in The Ride For Roswell; this year he plans to double that mileage.