21st Ride for Roswell raises $4.5 million

Posted at 1:21 PM, Jun 25, 2016

The Ride For Roswell concluded its 21st year by raising a total of $4.5 million for cancer research and patient-care programs at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Ride Weekend involved more than 10,000 riders, volunteers and countless other supporters. 

The first Ride For Roswell back in 1996, had 1,000 riders who raised just over $100,000. Over the past 21 years, The Ride has raised $38 million for Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

“The money raised by The Ride over the past 21 years has allowed Roswell Park to make lifesaving advances in many areas of cancer research at Roswell Park, including personalized medicine, cancer vaccines and immunotherapy. The funds that our participants raised this year will allow us to make even more progress, and will also help provide compassionate care programs for the 32,000 patients who turn to us for hope every year,” said Candace Johnson, PhD, Roswell Park Cancer Institute President and CEO. 

The Ride included cyclists of all ages and abilities on routes ranging from 3 to 102 miles, including two, 44-mile international routes through Canada.