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Edward Diller - Why I Ride?

I started the Long Island Bike Challenge (LIBC) because I wanted to combine two great passions in my life, besides my family; biking and health. Personally, my family and friends have benefited from the latest medical research and the outstanding work done at the Northwell Health System. I now thought it was time for me to give something back to Long Island and all its citizens.   It doesn’t matter if you’re an advanced cyclist or you don’t even own a bike. All riders are welcome to join the 2021 LIBC. When you take on the challenge of training for the event, riding in the event and asking people to donate you are part of something bigger than any one of us. You are supporting and helping those who only wish they could ride. Thank you!

Barry Albert - Why I Ride?

I am riding to support all of the people I have known that have had cancer and the hope that one day there will be a true cure found.

John Berejka- Why I Ride?

I am riding in loving memory of Dr. Diane Moriarty.

Thomas Beringer- Why I Ride?

I am riding in honor of my father in law, John Buzanga, and my sister in law Colleen Buzanga

John Buzanga- Why I Ride?

I am riding in memory and honor of my wife Colleen who lost her battle to brain cancer in 2005

  Katia MI Celifie-Aime-  Why I Ride?

I am riding to honor and support all those who have been affected.

Phil Cicero - Why I Ride?

I am riding In memory of my wife Joanne, and 11 family and/or friends who have battled various cancers

Veronica M. D’Aquaro- Why I Ride?

I am riding in memory of Marie Pesce.

Keith Davidson- Why I Ride?

I dedicated my professional life to cancer as I am currently a Clinical Research Nurse at one of the top Cancer facilities in the country. At a young age I lost my late wife to primary Brain Cancer and having my sister battle Multiple Myeloma, I am motivated to use riding, a sport I love, to raise money and awareness to battle the fight against cancer- a deadly disease that has affected so many.

Gene Dassing - Why I Ride?

I am riding in Memory of Mitzi Dassing and Andy Hoyt

Larry Drake - Why I Ride?

My mom passed away from lung cancer so this in honor of her passing. Also, this is something that I've always wanted to do just to challenge myself as well.

William Fuessler - Why I Ride?

Our team looks forward to this ride every year. We always have it marked on our calendars. We ride for all those who we know who have been afflicted by this terrible disease including those who we know that have passed away over the past year.

Mark Graber - Why I Ride?

In honor of Maury Englander

Ed Langone - Why I Ride?

I'm riding in honor of my 27 year old nephew, who was diagnosed with kidney cancer. 
No one, especially someone with their entire life ahead of them, should have to ever hear that news.

Michael Losardo - Why I Ride?

Riding for ALEX HANAN!  We Got This.

Billy Maher - Why I Ride?

I am riding in honor of Peter our good friend who passed away too soon!

Philippe Malebranche - Why I Ride?

I am riding in memory of my niece Alexandra Andre

Joseph Mills - Why I Ride?

Riding in memory or Peter Corsentino , George Mills, and all my friends and family members that have passed away. Also the fact that I am a cancer survivor myself.

Anthony Ponte- Why I Ride?

I am riding for my father who was diagnosed with Brain Cancer (GBM) last year.

Emond Richardson - Why I Ride?

In Honor of my Aunt Seleta Bryant, a 2x survivor. She can\'t be stopped!

Melanie Scicchitano - Why I Ride?

Hi, this is my first ride with LIBC. I am looking forward to the opportunity to participate in this challenge for a good cause. 

Diane Sheridan - Why I Ride?

I lost my 55 year old Brother, Robert Reidy, to Cancer almost 2 years ago. This has been an extremely difficult loss for me. I will be riding in his honor and raising money for a great cause.

Jenny Smith - Why I Ride?

I am riding for my friends Susie\'s daughter Emily. Susie took her daughter to the doctor earlier this year when her Aunt DD (pediatric nurse)) discovered a lump in Emily\'s belly. Aunt DD suggested she take her to the doctor. It turned out the small lump was a Wilm\'s Tumor on Emily\'s kidney. Emily was not even 2 years old at the time. Susie, Andy and Emily had a special angel watching over them and helped them with the early detection of the tumor. Emily, mom and dad have all been very brave through their emotional journey. Emily has been very strong and championed through her surgery and chemotherapy treatments. I ride for Emily and her family and all children that may have suffered the same Cancer or other forms of childhood Cancer. #EmilyStrong!!!! My team mate is riding for his dad Alfred who was diagnosed with Lung Cancer this past year. He has also been a champion and endured radiation. He worked hard to get his stamina back and a smile on his face.

Mat Stollow - Why I Ride?

In loving memory of my grandmother(Ema), Marlene Gralnick.....She was a woman always ready for the next adventure and a supporter of LIBC.

Jason Tewes  - Why I Ride?

I am riding to support my friends and family who have been affected by Cancer. Anne Tewes, Robin Tewes, Laurel Crook, Barbara Turano, Vanessa Miola, and Elaine Terraferma

Laura and Howard Weil  - Why I Ride?

Cancer has affected us personally, as well as many people that we know. All proceeds from this ride go to cancer research.

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