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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 2019 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

Phil Cicero - Why I Ride?

I am riding for Riding for the fourth year in memory of my wife. I also ride for friends and/or relatives who have fought cancer and survived or who have fought and ultimately succumbed to their disease.

Manuel Cruz - Why I Ride?

I am riding for my father (Maximo Cruz),who is living with stage 4 lung cancer

Veronica M. D’Aquaro- Why I Ride?

I am riding in memory of Marie Pesce.

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.

Lyndon Espiritu - Why I Ride?

I am riding with LIBC in honor of my father Rodolfo Espiritu who past away from Pancreatic Cancer and to provide funding for cancer research at Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

Lee Fine - Why I Ride?

Riding in honor of David Dinhofer

William Fuessler - Why I Ride?

In memory of Marie and Peter Corsentino.

Mark Glickman - Why I Ride?

I’m riding for the good people I’ve known who fight and have fought cancer. I’m riding for all those who only wish they could. What a privilege.

Mark Graber - Why I Ride?

A good cause and a chance to connect with people I have not seen in over 40 years.

Michael Knipfing - Why I Ride?

I'm riding in honor of two very special people who recently lost their battles with cancer. My pal and cousin Jamie Costanza and my co-worker and friend firefighter Tommy Phelan. Both hard working and honorable men taken from us far too soon. Loved by many and touched by all who knew them, their spirit and memories live on forever. Thank you so much for the generosity and support.

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.

Philippe Malebranche - Why I Ride?

I am riding in memory of my niece Alexandra Andre

Joseph Mills - Why I Ride?

I am a 8 1/2 year cancer survivor and I need to help those not as fortunate as myself .

 Christopher Mullen -  Why I Ride?

I am riding the LIBC Bike in honor of riding for brother who passed away from cancer in 2018.

John Petti- Why I Ride?

I am riding in honor of my parents, Jane and Dominick Petti, who both bravely fought their battles with cancer, and in honor of all of my aunts and uncles who have also fought their battles against cancer.

Elliott Stanton Phipps - Why I Ride?

I ride for Michelle Dunn and June Rowe, strong women who defy the effects of MS every day.

Joe Salzone - Why I Ride?

In memory of Steve Piorkowski..

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. 

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.

Jaekeun Sung - Why I Ride?

I'm riding in honor of my grandmother and great-grandmother.  My grandmother, who was battling against breast cancer, passed away when my dad young. I want to help raise money for cancer research. Therefore, in near future with better cancer treatment, others with families or friends battling cancer don't have to experience the grief my dad encountered.

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

John Tuohy - Why I Ride?

I lost my best friend Joey on November 4th 2017 after thirty three years of friendship. Channeling the pain into something positive is all I can do.

Michael Wallowitz - Why I Ride?

I am riding for the memory of my mother, Enid Wallowitz

Michael Vella  - Why I Ride?

In honor of our great friend Joe Caiola

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