empire state ride
The ride raises funds for cancer research.

Benevolent bicyclists will roll out for a good cause in the inaugural Empire State Ride Long Island this summer to raise money for cancer research.

Catholic Health Services of Long Island and America’s first cancer center, Buffalo-based Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, have teamed up to host the new cycling fundraiser scheduled for July 24. The event will benefit the two healthcare providers to help offer patients on LI access to the newest clinical trials through the Roswell Park Care Network, billed as the most expansive community-based care network in the region.

“The clinical trials we are conducting are pushing the frontiers of cancer care,” said Catholic Health Chairman of Oncology Services Bhoomi Mehrotra, M.D. “Our patients here on Long Island are able to access novel therapies that are making a positive difference, both in longevity and quality of life.”

Registration is now open at a $25 fee for each participant. Riders will commit to fundraising a minimum based on their chosen route, which includes $250 for the 10- and 25-mile routes, $350 for the 62-mile route and $75 for riders younger than18 on any route. The ride will start and end at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park, 25 W. End Ave. in Oyster Bay. 

“At Roswell Park, we believe that no one should have to choose between convenience and quality when facing a decision about where they or a loved one should seek care for cancer,” says Roswell Park President and CEO Candace S. Johnson, Ph.D. “That’s why partnerships with institutes like Catholic Health and the funds raised through Empire State Ride Long Island are so critical to continue to provide the latest clinical trials and treatments to patients across New York State.” 

For more information about this event visit ESRLongIsland.com

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