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Learning From the Best: A Father’s Inspiration Leads to the Empire State Ride “I think the most important lesson he taught me is to face your life head on,” Harry McNamara says about his dad. “When things went wrong, even as they took a turn for the worse in his illness, he plowed ahead. I think …
At the Empire State Ride, we are lucky to have the support of Charlie Livermore. As a professional cycling coach at Carmichael Training Systems, Charlie is also a consultant for the Empire State Ride. He offers his expertise and training tips to our riders, as well as joins us on the 500+ mile adventure. To help …
The Power of Donations in Extending Lives for Brain Cancer Patients In recent years, donations from Roswell Park supporters like you have provided the critical funding needed to develop a promising brain cancer vaccine and test it in phase I and II clinical trials. Glioblastoma is the most common and aggressive form of primary brain cancer in …
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5 New Research Projects Launched Thanks to Donor Support Twice a year, the Alliance Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) announces a call for grant applications from Roswell Park’s research community. These grants provide seed funding for our researchers to launch ideas that have demonstrated the potential to impact patient care and save lives.The committee received 30 …
Everything You Need to Know About the 2019 Empire State Ride The Empire State Ride is a 500+ mile adventure across New York State to end cancer. It's packed full of exciting and unique opportunities, like the ability to see an entire state from the seat of your bike and a chance to make a real …
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Donations Support New Test Matching Patients with Most Effective Treatments By the time Sara Sade learned that she had metastatic melanoma, hundreds of tumors had developed in her body, “from my feet to my head,” she recalls. “The disease had spread like wildfire.” At that stage, Sara’s life expectancy was a year or less. But her doctor …
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Did you know that you can still collect donations for your #ESR18 fundraiser while actually riding the 500+ mile adventure? That’s right! Fundraising for the Empire State Ride doesn’t officially close until Friday, August 10. As you update your friends and family via social media about all your progress, don’t forget to share your fundraising …
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After months of fundraising and training, it’s finally time for our 500+ mile adventure. You may be feeling some combination of excitement mixed with a little bit of nerves. That’s totally normal! To help with that, we put together a little guide of five things to expect on this year’s Empire State Ride. A Physical and …
When your fundraising goal is $3,500, sometimes you have to get a little creative. Take it from #ESR18 rider Cheryl Drake, who looked for something sweet to help her fundraising efforts this year. Her friend Lynn suggested having a pancake breakfast at Ferris Hills Senior Living Complex (where Lynn works) and Cheryl was sold. It was …
Janice Hetrick has passion – loads of it. It seems anything she dives into receives her passion, boldness and dedication in their entirety. Her participation in the Empire State Ride is no different. This will be her second year riding the 500+ mile adventure, and she’s a champion fundraiser, putting in an incredible amount of …