7,500 Cyclists Break Fundraising Record At The Ride For Roswell
WNY’s largest one-day cycling event brings riders and volunteers to UB’S North Campus in support of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
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 Comprehensive Cancer Center. 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, Roswell Park 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.
SUPPORTING PARTNERS: 97 Rock • 103.3 The Edge • Mix 104.1 • Berrafato's Catering • Eberle Sciandra • Subway • United Graphics • New Buffalo Shirt Factory • Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Buffalo • DuPont • FedEx • Ferguson Electric • First Niagara Financial Group • Flynn & Friends • Amgen • Bert's Bikes & Fitness • BlueCrossBlueShield of WNY • Buffalo Athletic Club • Cameron • J.W. Danforth • Modern Corporation • mygofer.com • Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority • Pactimo • Rich Products • Tim Hortons • United Healthcare • Saia Communications • Uncle Bob's Self Storage • West Herr Automotive Group • Rally Jungle • Bisons Baseball • Marketing Technologies, Inc. • Progressive Direct Marketing • Allied Waste • Bob Weaver Motorsports • Colad • Indigo Productions • Got Milk • Linstar • Mead Supply • Wilcro Signs • Hohl Industrial Industries • Buffalo Bills • Labatt • Austin Air Systems • Hive Lifespan Center • Malcolm Pirnie • Osmose Holdings • POMCO Group • WNY Muscle & Joint Performance Chiropractic
The Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, founded 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 Comprehensive Cancer Center. The mission of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is to understand, prevent and cure cancer. Roswell Park, 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 Roswell Park’s website at http://www.roswellpark.org, call 1-800-ROSWELL (1-800-767-9355) or email AskRoswell@Roswellpark.org.
Annie Deck-Miller, Senior Media Relations Manager