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ESR 2021 class shot outside Wagner College
ESR rider waves at ESR riders on the road
ESR Riders riding bicycle on the road

more than an adventure

The Empire State Ride is more than an adventure across New York State – it’s the chance to advance cancer research from the seat of your bike. The funds our road warriors raise fuel life-saving cancer research that is changing the future.

Whether you’re joining us for the weeklong adventure or tackling the 500+ Mile Hometown Challenge, our team is here to help you meet – and exceed – your fundraising goals, as well as provide the tools you need to be successful. You’ll be armed with an online fundraising dashboard, email templates and signatures, a way to integrate your fundraiser with Facebook, matching gifts and more.

fundraising rewards

We are grateful for all the hard work and dedication our riders put into fundraising; we offer fundraising rewards for each level completed.

*2022 Rewards are cumulative.*





fundraising tools

When you participate in the Empire State Ride, you are raising critically needed funds that impact innovative cancer research.  Our team is committed to helping you exceed your fundraising goals with these helpful tools.

Social and Email Tools

Imagery ready for your social media feed!

Email Signature: 500+ Miles to End Cancer
Email Signature

Connect to Facebook

With just a few clicks from your fundraising dashboard, you can link it directly to your personal Facebook page. Click below to learn more about how to increase your fundraising potential by connecting your fundraiser to Facebook.

mobile app

Download our fundraising app just for the Empire State Ride that can help you reach your fundraising goals even faster than before!

Print materials

500+ Mile Hometown Challenge Fundraising Poster
#ESR22 Fundraising Poster
#ESR22 Fundraising Poster
Donation Tracking Sheet
Custom Business Cards
Blank Notecards
Fundraising Thermometer
Sample Fundraising Letter
3 ESR riders on the road

matching gifts

To find out if a company has a matching gifts program, review our matching gifts page.

Matching gifts are a great way to double your donation. Many employers offer programs that match employee’s charitable donations dollar for dollar so make sure to find out if your company has a matching gift program and ask your donors to check as well.

If you don’t find your employer’s name using the search function, contact your HR department to see if your company offers a matching gifts program.

If your company does participate, request a matching gift form, fill it out and mail it to:
Empire State Ride
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation
Elm & Carlton Streets
Buffalo, NY 14263

Your matching contribution will be credited towards your fundraising goal once it has been received. Matching gifts can sometimes take three to four months to be processed by your employer.


If you have any questions, please contact the Empire State Ride team. 

ESR riders on bridge
Group of ESR riders take a swim

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