Why do you participate in the Ride for Roswell?
I am a 19 year survivor but currently fighting again. I attribute my survival to the excellent care provided by my doctors at Roswell, especially Dr. Tracy O’Connor. In addition, many of my family members have passed from this disease and my dear friend list her battle in November. I love having the opportunity to give back a little while doing something I love at the same time. I was an avid bike rider and participated in the Empire State Ride 2 years ago. It was one of my greatest thrills and accomplishments in my lifetime.
What is your favorite part about Ride weekend?
Actually participating in the Friday night Peloton has also been a thrill for me! Seeing all the happy faces and the cheering and clapping brings tears to my eyes every single time! It gives me encouragement to continue the fight!
What have you been doing to raise funds for the Ride?
My relatives, friends and coworkers have been incredibly supportive! Facebook has been instrumental in helping me raise funds as it reaches a wide audience. My grandchildren hold a lemonade stand in the spring. This year I am trying to think of a creative idea. I am still pondering…