Cassie Townsend with bike

Why do you participate in the Ride for Roswell?

I ride in hopes to end the fight against cancer. I first rode in 2018, and by 2019 I had become a patient and had my first surgery at Roswell. Ever since it has really held a special place in my heart! From the administrative and medical staff, to the riders and volunteers… it really feels like such a close community!

Cassie Townsend progress photo

What is your favorite part about Ride weekend?

It’s hard to pick just one thing that I love most about Ride Weekend! Truly, the patient tribute and the peloton at the Celebration of hope, that alone is enough to give you goosebumps! It’s the perfect reminder of why we fundraise and ride.

Cassie Townsend selfie

What have you been doing to raise funds for the Ride?

I think a lot of my work for fundraising is year long when sharing my skin cancer journey. Once it comes time for donations I post a lot on social media with ride facts and share my own pictures. I also make sure each person that donates knows how much I appreciate them putting their hard earned money towards this important cause!