Joe Szafranski - Second Annual Ride4Cancer2020
JOE SZAFRANSKI WILL RIDE FROM BUFFALO TO ALBANY AND BACK THIS WEEK ON THE SECOND ANNUAL RIDE4CANCER2020 TO HONOR HIS NEPHEW, GENERATE AWARENESS & RAISE MONEY
Ride4Cancer2020 Stops at Camp Good Days in Mendon on Friday!
Mendon, NY – Joseph J. Szafranski departed on the Second Annual Ride4Cancer2020 in Buffalo this past Saturday, June 16, 2012. Joe's ride will take him from Buffalo to Albany and back and he is riding to honor and remember his nephew, Jimmy, and to generate awareness and funds to support Camp Good Days and CANCER MISSION 2020
THE END OF CANCER BY THE END OF THE DECADE.
Eleven thousand Americans die from cancer each week and these eleven thousand Americans do not live in a vacuum
they are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, grandparents, and children. Deaths in America from cancer are the equivalent of one of the Twin Towers falling every single day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. One in every three American women and one in every two American men will face a cancer diagnosis at some point in their lifetime. In America today if you are 85 years of age or younger, cancer is the leading cause of death and for those between the ages of 30-65, cancer claims more lives than the next three causes combined. For those 0-14 years old, cancer remains one of the leading causes of death. In Monroe County, cancer is the leading cause of death! Many people believe that if we do not do something, by 2016, cancer will be the leading cause of death in America, regardless of age.
Joe Szafranski is trying to change that. Szafranski, a Buffalo Police Officer and New York State National Guard Staff Sergeant, lost his 16 year old nephew to cancer in January 2011 and he is turning some of that pain and anger into action. Last year Joe rode across the state to bring awareness to the importance of cancer research through Cancer Mission 2020 and raised $2,606 for Camp Good Days. Countless people also signed the Cancer Mission 2020 petition along the way.
"Jimmy loved Camp Good Days," says Szafranski, "I want to help the organization that so greatly helped our family, while at the same time raising awareness that the current status of cancer research has got to change."
Joe and his Ride4Cancer2020 will make a stop at the Camp Good Days' Headquarters in Mendon, 1332 Pittsford-Mendon Road, Mendon, NY 14506, this Friday, June 22, 2012 at 12:00 Noon. Joe will also be stopping in Syracuse, on the steps of the Capital Building in Albany, and in Utica, and he will end back in Buffalo on Saturday, June 23, 2012.
CANCER MISSION 2020 is the movement to demand action, results, and to ensure that the right hand knows what the left hand is doing so that we can be victorious, once and for all, in helping to put an end to cancer. CANCER MISSION 2020 is built upon three key components: INFORMATION – CALL TO ACTION – ACCOUNTABILITY and is based on a quote Gary Mervis, Chairman & Founder, saw many years ago at the Fred Hutchinson Bone Marrow Transplant Center in Seattle, "There is no limit to what we can accomplish, as long as it doesn't matter who gets the credit."
Since its launch in December 2010, CANCER MISSION 2020, www.cancermission2020.com has made great progress towards the major goal of putting an end to cancer by the end of the decade. The site has had thousands of visitors from all over the world, including all 50 states and 92 foreign countries and thousands have signed the CANCER MISSION 2020 Petition.
If you would like to help put an end to cancer by the end of the decade, join Cancer Mission 2020: www.cancermission2020.com– all you need to do is add your name to the petition.
If you would like to donate to help Szafranski's Ride 4 Cancer visit www.Ride4Cancer2020.com. Funds collected will go directly to Camp Good Days, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with cancer.
More information on the event can be found at the Ride4Cancer2020 website, http://www.ride4cancer2020.com/, on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/Ride4Cancer, and on Twitter https://twitter.com/Ride4Cancer2020
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