Ride for Roswell

What a difference a year makes! Last year I had to ride alone because my husband was in treatment for Stage 4 Nasopharyngeal cancer. This year we did 20 miles and crossed the finish together. The whole event consisted of over 7200 riders and volunteers and raised 4.5 million for Roswell Park Cancer Institute - a Comprehensive Cancer Center here in Buffalo, NY.

Ride for Roswell


  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,698 Member
    edited June 2016 #2
    ride on


    Nice knees.


  • wmc
    wmc Member Posts: 1,804
    Wow, Great news.

    Glad you two could do that. I can see the joy in you're faces..........Well Done.

    By riding my bicycle daily it has improved my balance, but mostly improved my breathing and my doctor no longer wants to remove 30% from each one. Last year I did 3100 miles and m best was 25 miles non-stop. Most are 10 ~15 miles. Won't get that much this year as I started off slow and now the summer heat is 100+

  • SusanUES
    SusanUES Member Posts: 125
    What a GREAT pic!!!

    This warms my heart...great news, great ride, and you are a beautiful couple to boot.  Thanks for posting...gives everyone here a major upper!!

  • donfoo
    donfoo Member Posts: 1,770 Member
    Love it

    You both look great! 

  • MrsBD
    MrsBD Member Posts: 615
    edited June 2016 #6
    What a difference indeed! It

    What a difference indeed! It's nice to see the hospital ID band exchanged for a ride one. Thank you for riding to support the cause.

  • dfs56
    dfs56 Member Posts: 9

    Barbara, I am from Buffalo,NY also.  I have just been diagnosed with olfactory neuroblastoma and had my MRI's yesterday.  A friend of mine dropped by the other day and said that she had an article for me to read.  It was your husband's story as told to the Buffalo News.  Please thank your husband for me, as it was very informative and gave me hope.  So glad you could both ride this year.  Perhaps my husband and I will be there next year.

  • Guzzle
    Guzzle Member Posts: 710

    Wonderful!  I'm doing Liverpool to Chester in UK Sunday.  What an achievement for you both. Well done. 

  • the_wife
    the_wife Member Posts: 184
    edited July 2016 #9
    Congratulations you two!

    Congratulations you two! It was a long hard ride, but you made it and you both are an inspiration in so many ways for the rest of us. And nice job on the bike ride, too! What a happy occasion and impressive accomplishment!

    Happy trails to you! :))

  • LiseA
    LiseA Member Posts: 266
    edited July 2016 #10
    Such an inspiration, and give

    Such an inspiration, and give those of us who are still undergoing treatment, so much hope. I'll remember this photo when I go in for my double zaps tomorrow.  Well done!!  Love the smiles.