Cyclists and Volunteers Gear Up for The Ride For Roswell

Thursday, June 24, 2010

“Packet Pick Up Party” offers riders and supporters the chance to rally ahead of  June 26’s 15th Anniversary Ride For Roswell

WHAT: Riders and volunteers of The Ride For Roswell 2010 will gather at the University at Buffalo to rally and prepare for the June 26 event in support of Roswell Park Cancer Institute. The “Packet Pick-Up Party” will give both riders and volunteers the chance to meet up with their teams, turn in pledges and take part in important preparations like bicycle inspections and safety seminars. The party will also feature live music and refreshments, giving participants the opportunity to celebrate their fundraising accomplishments in the final days before The Ride.

WHERE: University at Buffalo, North Campus – Student Union

WHEN: Thursday, June 24 from 4 pm – 8 pm

INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE: Riders, volunteers and event chairs—many of whom are cancer patients or survivors—will be available for interview.

DETAILS: Celebrating its 15th Anniversary, The Ride For Roswell 2010 is sponsored by Wegmans, Sahlen’s and Praxair. It will take place on Saturday, June 26 at University at Buffalo’s Baird Point on the North Campus in Amherst. Riders can choose from nine different routes, including the 100-mile Century Ride. For registration information, or to make a secure, online donation, please visit www.RideforRoswell.org or call 716-THE-RIDE (843-7433).

The Ride For Roswell 2010 is made possible by:

MAJOR PARTNERS: WEGMANSPRAXAIR •  SAHLENSFIRST NIAGARA FINANCIAL GROUPWGRZ CHANNEL 2THE UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALOTHE TALKING PHONE BOOK

SUPPORTING PARTNERS: United Graphics New Era CapSubwayNew Buffalo Shirt Factory Berrafato’s Catering FedExEberle SciandraFlynn & Friends, Inc.Dunkin Donuts Superior GroupNiagara Frontier Transportation Authority • Coca Cola Bottling Co. of Buffalo Aesthetic Associates Dave & Busters Rich Products97 Rock103.3 The EdgeMix 104.1DuPont • BlueCross BlueShield of WNYBert’s Bikes & Fitness • Buffalo Athletic ClubIndependent HealthModern Corporation United Healthcare Saia Communications, Inc.J.W. Danforth Ferguson Electric Uncle Bob’s Self StorageWest Herr Automotive GroupRally JungleBison Baseball Marketing Technologies Inc.Progressive Direct Marketing Niagara Climbing Center Allied Waste Indigo Productions • Meade Supply • Wilcro Signs • Hohl Industrial Services • Buffalo Bills LaBattAustin Air Systems • Vitamin Water

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 Cancer Institute.

Roswell Park Cancer Institute, founded in 1898, is the nation’s first cancer research, treatment and education center. The Institute 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. RPCI 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 www.roswellpark.org, call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) or e-mail askrpci@roswellpark.org

Media Contact: 

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