Why do you participate in the Ride for Roswell?
My wife, Debbi, was first diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in September of 2009. Since then, she’s been moved up to stage 4 with several metastases to her ovaries, abdominal wall and muscle, lungs, liver, pancreas, chest cavity, and chest lymph nodes. Since our first visit, the staff and doctors at Roswell have gone out of their way to help us feel welcomed. Our home is in Rochester, NY and she receives primary oncology support through the Lipson Cancer Center at Rochester General. Still, we’ve been to Roswell several times for consultations and information upcoming trials. Cycling is something I love to do, and this is one way I can help to give back.
What is your favorite part about Ride weekend?
The Peloton is my favorite part. Last year was my first year participating and I enjoyed meeting new people and the welcoming atmosphere.
What have you been doing to raise funds for the Ride?
So far, for the past three years I have focused on using Facebook as my primary fundraising platform.