7,500 Cyclists Break Fundraising Record At The Ride For Roswell

Saturday, June 25, 2011

WNY’s largest one-day cycling event brings riders and volunteers to UB’S North Campus in support of Roswell Park Cancer Institute

BUFFALO, NY — More than 7,500 cyclists and 1,500 volunteers and supporters today celebrated The Ride for Roswell 2011 and raised over $3 million for cancer research and patient care programs at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Riders gathered support through pledges from friends and loved ones and chose from ten cycling routes departing from the University at Buffalo’s Baird Point. Routes ranged from the 3-mile Family Fun Ride to the 100-mile Century Ride, plus a 12-mile Peloton ride for top fundraisers that traveled from Roswell Park’s campus to the main event at UB.

Many riders dedicated their efforts to a loved one affected by cancer, some bearing the names of those they rode in honor of on their team shirts or jerseys. After completing their ride, cyclists and spectators took part in a post-Ride celebration on UB’s campus. The festivities featured live music, a “Celebration Village” to honor those who have been touched by cancer, contests, games and remarks by Dr. Donald Trump, RPCI President and CEO.

“Riders and supporters have once again demonstrated their trademark generosity and dedication to winning the battle against cancer,” Dr. Trump said. “The Ride is such a meaningful outpouring of support for those touched by this disease, and I’m grateful to see so many riders and volunteers involved this year.”

The Ride for Roswell has raised more than $13.7 million for Roswell Park since its inception in 1996. Learn more about The Ride for Roswell at www.RideForRoswell.org or by calling 716-THE-RIDE.

The Ride For Roswell 2011 was made possible by MAJOR PARTNERS including WEGMANSPRAXAIR •  SAHLEN’SWGRZ CHANNEL 2THE UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALONEW ERA CAPSUPERIOR GROUPLOCALEDGE

SUPPORTING PARTNERS: 97 Rock103.3 The EdgeMix 104.1Berrafato's CateringEberle SciandraSubwayUnited GraphicsNew Buffalo Shirt FactoryCoca-Cola Bottling Co. of BuffaloDuPontFedExFerguson ElectricFirst Niagara Financial GroupFlynn & FriendsAmgenBert's Bikes & FitnessBlueCrossBlueShield of WNYBuffalo Athletic Club CameronJ.W. DanforthModern Corporationmygofer.comNiagara Frontier Transportation AuthorityPactimoRich ProductsTim HortonsUnited HealthcareSaia CommunicationsUncle Bob's Self StorageWest Herr Automotive Group Rally JungleBisons Baseball  • Marketing Technologies, Inc. Progressive Direct MarketingAllied WasteBob Weaver MotorsportsColadIndigo ProductionsGot MilkLinstarMead SupplyWilcro SignsHohl Industrial IndustriesBuffalo BillsLabattAustin Air SystemsHive Lifespan CenterMalcolm PirnieOsmose HoldingsPOMCO GroupWNY Muscle & Joint Performance Chiropractic

The Roswell Park Alliance Foundationfounded in 1991, is a 501(C)(3)not-for-profit organization formed to receive and administer funds supporting scientific and clinical research, state-of-the-art medical care, and patient-related activities at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. The mission of Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) is to understand, prevent and cure cancer. RPCI, founded in 1898, was one of the first cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and remains the only facility with this designation in Upstate New York. The Institute is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers; maintains affiliate sites; and is a partner in national and international collaborative programs. For more information, visit RPCI’s website at http://www.roswellpark.org, call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) or email askrpci@roswellpark.org.

Media Contact: 

Annie Deck-Miller, Senior Media Relations Manager
716-845-8593; annie.deck-miller@roswellpark.org