STAMFORD, Conn. -- Participants will begin the Cancer Research Institute Ride to Conquer Cancer, a two-day, 150-mile cycling fundraiser, on Saturday, June 6 in New York and will make stops in Stamford on Sunday, June 7.
Moments before the start, Jill O'Donnell-Tormey, chief executive officer and director of scientific affairs at the Cancer Research Institute, along with event organizers, will address hundreds of participants in Yonkers, N.Y., and share the total number of participants and funds raised at the 2015 Ride.
This year, there will be more than 107,000 cancer diagnoses in New York and it is estimated that one in four deaths in the United States will be caused by cancer. The ride is a global event, which brings together communities of riders, survivors and their supporters for one common goal: to conquer cancer.
Funds raised through The Ride to Conquer Cancer will enable the Cancer Research Institute to support life-saving immunotherapy research, treatment and education programs at top universities and hospitals in New York City and around the world.
Opening ceremonies begin on Saturday at Tibbetts Brook Park, 355 Midland Avenue in Yonkers. The schedule is as follows:
Saturday, June 6:
- Warm-up and stretches, 6:45 a.m.
- Opening ceremonies, 7 a.m.
- Lunch stops will be at Bedford Village Elementary School, 45 Court Road, Bedford, N.Y., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Overnight camp and evening activities at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, 4 Reservation Road, Pound Ridge, N.Y.
Sunday, June 7:
- Breakfast at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, 4:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. (last rider to be on route by 8:30 a.m.)
- Lunch stops will be at Commons Park, 301 Commons Park South, Stamford, Conn., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Finish line at Tibbetts Brook Park, 355 Midland Ave., Yonkers, N.Y., 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (last rider expected at 6:30 p.m.)
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