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3rd Annual Sloane’s Ride Brings Cyclists Together for Good Cause

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Deborah Guryn, Rachel Ndembera Founder of Sloans Ride,Monica Nelson Development Manager at the Children’s Heart Foundation & Natasha Gabrielsen
Photo by Ed Shin

The third annual Sloane’s Ride, a fundraiser benefitting the Children’s Heart Foundation in support of congenital heart defect research, was held on Oct. 2.

With a remote participation option, cyclists joined together at Heckscher State Park as well as across 21 states and two continents to ride bikes in honor of Sloane Ndembera, who lost her life due to complications associated with congenital heart defects.

Amidst the beautiful backdrop of Long Island’s Great South Bay, the ride continues to grow every year. Trek Bicycle in Lake Grove donated two children’s bikes with helmets to be given away at the event. The New York Bicycling Coalition shared some of their advocacy and educational efforts to ensure safe cycling across New York State. The event included refreshments and music with joyful moments captured by Shinbone Photography.

Families joined to enjoy the coastal scenery as they rode bikes to honor and remember children with CHDs in hopes that one day a cure will be found for America’s most common and deadly birth defect.

The Children’s Heart Foundation is the leading organization solely committed to funding CHD research. The mission of The Children’s Heart Foundation is to advance the diagnoses, treatment, and prevention of CHDs by funding the most promising research. Since 1996, CHF has funded $15 million of CHD research and scientific collaborations. For more information, visit childrensheartfoundation.org

To learn more about Sloane’s Ride or to donate please go to sloanesride.ucraft.site or email [email protected].

Image 2 Dr. Russell Schiff Rachel Ndembera
Dr. Russell Schiff & Rachel NdemberaPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 3 Lenny Pecora Jackie Pecora Yvonne Odin James Bagliavio
Lenny Pecora, Jackie Pecora, Yvonne Odin & James BagliavioPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 4 Natasha Gabrielsen Mike Napychank Jim Folk Elizabeth Martin
Natasha Gabrielsen, Mike Napychank, Jim Folk & Elizabeth MartinPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 5 Jessica Koscialkowski Cheryl Krome
Jessica Koscialkowski & Cheryl KromePhoto by Ed Shin
Image 6 Richie Kaler Sebastian Atiencia from Trek Bicycles
Richie Kaler & Sebastian Atiencia from Trek BicyclesPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 7 Erin Lee Daniel Ndembera Sokol Nikaj
Erin Lee, Daniel Ndembera & Sokol NikajPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 8 Lauren Lanzillotta Rachel Ndembera Dr. Russell Schiff
Lauren Lanzillotta, Rachel Ndembera & Dr. Russell SchiffPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 9 Lauren Lanzillotta
Lauren LanzillottaPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 10 Jim Folk Julianna Gabrielsen
Jim Folk & Julianna GabrielsenPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 11 Alida Evans Joe Newman
Alida Evans & Joe NewmanPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 12 Rachel Ndembera David Guryn
Rachel Ndembera & David GurynPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 13 Richie Kaler Lenny Pecora Jackie Pecora
Richie Kaler, Lenny Pecora & Jackie PecoraPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 14 3rd Annual Sloanes Ride at Heckscher State Park
3rd Annual Sloane’s Ride at Heckscher State ParkPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 15 3rd Annual Sloanes Ride at Heckscher State Park
3rd Annual Sloane’s Ride at Heckscher State ParkPhoto by Ed Shin
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3rd Annual Sloane’s Ride at Heckscher State ParkPhoto by Ed Shin

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