For their second time, several Lineage employees from our New York office participated in a bike ride to support individuals suffering from cancer through the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation.
Established in 1991, this non-profit foundation manages donations that promote lifesaving research, treatment and prevention programs for those affected by the disease. One way individuals can make contributions to this organization is through an event called “The Ride for Roswell”. The money that’s generated from the bike ride goes directly to research on innovative trials, innovative therapies and ways to help patients overcome this disease.
Each rider is required to raise a certain amount of money to participate. Tom Hinshaw, Joey Hinshaw (Tom’s son), Vic Jeffers, Triniti Jeffers (Vic’s daughter and cancer survivor), Gina Callea and Ken Wierteo (Gina’s fiancé) rode in the 10-mile route. Hannah Caraotta and Paul Klein rode the 46-mile route which began at Roswell Hospital in the city of Buffalo, crossed into Canada up to Niagara Falls and ended at University of Buffalo.
Altogether, there were over 8,000 riders with 18 different routes ranging from a 3-mile family fun ride to a 102-mile country ride. This year the ride raised $4.6 Million. Within that amount, Lineage riders raised a total of $2,805 and our foundation donated $500.00 ($100.00 per rider).