Cancer doesn’t discriminate — it impacts children, the elderly, fathers and mothers, beloved neighbors, coworkers and friends. The Ride For Roswell is a powerful way to raise awareness and inspire others to join our mission: finding a cure for cancer.
Be…part of the change
In order for cancer to be eliminated, we need to all be a part of the narrative. Maybe you’ve always wanted to take part in The Ride For Roswell, but something has held you back — until now. Now you can see yourself as part of the change. Ready to join in the fight, the tribute, the celebration. Ready to ride with us towards a cancer-free future.
We all have our own reasons to be a part of The Ride For Roswell. But the one thing we all share is the desire to live in a world where no one fears a cancer diagnosis. That’s why, when people see you standing up for a cause, it can inspire them to stand up, too. After all, it only took one man, inspired by one courageous little girl, to create the very first Ride for Roswell.
Be…a part of something bigger
The Ride For Roswell is so much more than a charity cycling event. Funds raised from The Ride For Roswell go directly to cutting-edge cancer research and quality-of-life programs at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Roswell Park researchers investigate new treatment options and lead clinical trials. They have a profound effect on the scope of cancer treatments for both common and rare types of the disease. These therapies offer patients advanced treatment choices in our community and in cancer centers worldwide. Raising funds for The Ride For Roswell is a way to impact cancer on a global level.
Join us as we ride together
Register today to be a part of the solution. Grab some friends, family members or co-workers and create a Ride For Roswell team. If you plan to ride solo, register for one of our scenic downtown, river or country routes. You’re sure to make friends along the way. Cancer impacts so many of us – let’s ride together to end it, once and for all.
Looking to make an impact right off the bat? Want to bring a smile to the face of someone fighting cancer? Well, this year, if you register before February 14, we will present a Valentine to a Roswell Park patient in your honor. We want to start 2018 off by spreading some love to those we ride for, so register now!
Your participation matters
When you commit to joining The Ride For Roswell, you commit to raising critically needed funds for cancer research at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. You are also raising funds to support compassionate patient-care programs. The faculty and staff at Roswell Park are committed to developing impactful quality-of-life programs for our patients and their families, like providing free wigs and head coverings, bedside attendants who give patients a helping hand during their stay, inpatient comfort kits and much more. We want to help patients focus on their cancer fight and help them remember that cancer does not define them. So register today and start spreading love and support to our patients at Roswell Park! Take a sneak peek of our Valentine’s Day cards below!
More than 50,000 patients turn to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center for hope each year. Events like The Ride have a direct impact on the lives of our patients. Curious what your impact is? Keep reading!
These funds are critical to Roswell Park scientists’ ability to develop new treatments. They also provide the resources needed to bring the research done in our labs to clinical settings where it can benefit patients the most. The benefits can be felt around the world!
For instance, a Roswell Park-led phase II clinical trial for a brain cancer vaccine is helping patients not only here but at four other cancer centers in the U.S., including the Cleveland Clinic and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. The study is being funded entirely by donations.
The Roswell Park Alliance Foundation also devotes a portion of donations each year to supporting quality-of-life grants around Roswell Park. From arts and crafts to coffee carts to family support, these grants ensure that Roswell Park patients can focus on their fight while remembering that cancer doesn’t define them.
How are the funds distributed to new research projects?
The funds raised by The Ride For Roswell aren’t handed out freely. Twice a year, Roswell Park faculty compete with each other by submitting research proposals to the Alliance Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Committee. This objective committee reviews internal proposals and awards grants to projects that show the most promise for finding cures and saving lives.
This past fall, over $1 million dollars — a portion of which came from donations to the 2017 Ride For Roswell — was awarded to 14 of the most promising preliminary cancer research projects at Roswell Park! To learn more about the 14 research projects that recently received funding, click here.
And the impact of donations doesn’t stop there. On average, every dollar donated to Roswell Park leads to an additional $13 in new grant funding!