I'm sure you've heard of Roswell Park.  You seen the ads on TV and you've heard them on our radio stations.   They do amazing work, and it certainly a comfort to know that they are here right in New York.  But to continue their incredible research, there's always funding needed, and there are bicyclists from all over the country and beyond willing to help by participating in a benefit ride across NYS.

The mission of Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) is to understand, prevent and cure cancer. Founded in 1898, RPCI is one of the first cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and remains the only facility with this designation in Upstate New York.

This is a fantastic benefit, and I had an opportunity to speak with Jay Josker, Senior Special Events Coordinator for the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation about this  seven-day, 518-mile little jaunt across the state .This originally aired on 8/16 on Townsquare Media stations in the Capital Region.

                            The ride embarked on August 16th  from New York City and is following NY Route 5 through the most scenic parts of the state. On Tuesday (today), riders traveled through the Hudson Valley, made a stop at City Hall in Albany and are spending the night in nearby Duanesburg. Riders will finish their weeklong adventure on Aug. 22 in front of one of the natural wonders of the world, Niagara Falls.  Best of luck to all the riders!

For more information on the many services of Roswell park, visit www.roswellpark.org, call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) or email askrpci@roswellpark.org. Follow Roswell Park on Facebook and Twitter.