Essex County Community Foundation & Reid Sacco


Thank you for a Spectacular 10th Annual Reid's Ride 28-Mile Bike Ride, and we're already planning for the 11th Annualy Reid's Ride, on July 19, 2015!  Stay tuned to this site for more information 


Photo from the 2014 and past Reid's Rides can be found HERE.




Sunday, July 20, 2014 

This is the home page for Reid's Ride. From here you can both Register for the Ride, as well as set up your own fund-raising page.

To register to ride, go to the top right "EVENTS" section, and select the "2014 10th Annual Reid's Ride 28-Mile Bike a thon".  Or click on the big green box above labeled "Start Fundraising".  Both clicks take you to the Event Page for a summary of vital details about the event, and give you the opportunity to REGISTER ON-LINE or to download a mail-in registration form.

The process for registering on-line is easy.  You'll also get an opportunity to join or create a team.  You'll also be directed to where you can quickly create a personalize individual or team fund-raising page that you send via email or Facebook to family, friends and colleagues to ask for a small pledge donation to support your efforts to make a dramatic change for adolescents and young adults who are fighting cancer.

Reid's Ride is the main fund-raising event for the Reid Sacco Adolescent & Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Fund.  That Fund is dedicated to supporting clinical and scientific research into finding better treatments -- and someday a cure -- for the cancers that strike adolescents and young adults.  It is acknowledged by the medical community worldwide that this population of cancer victims has not benefitted from the advances in cancer treatment and survival rates as have other age groups.  It is a gap into which Reid and young adult cancer patients like him found themselves, willing to fight but without an army of options to help.

Your donations are helping to close that disparity, by allowing the Fund to support innovative programs designed to make sure this age group is not left behind.  For the past 7 years the Fund has supported such a program, the Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Program, in a collaboration between Connecticut Children's Medical Center and a number of adult cancer treatment centers in Hartford. These proceeds have also enabled Tufts Medical Center to launch the Reid R. Sacco AYA Program, including the Reid R. Sacco Adolescent & Young Adult Clinic for Cancer and Blood Diseases, located at the Tufts Cancer Center in Boston. 

Your participation in Reid's Ride will help these initiatives exand their reach in providing AYA clinical care, education, awareness, and hope for a brighter future!

If you have any questions about the Ride or about the Fund, or any suggestions to help us make this year's Reid's Ride more fun, enjoyable, and rewarding  -- email us at  Also, contact us by this address if you prefer to register by mail and we'll send out a registration form (remember to give us your address in your email).

MORE INFORMATION Go to our main website for more details about the 2014 10th Annual Reid's Ride at


The cost per jersey is $58.

They come in sizes ranging from XS to 4XL.  Go to for the sizing chart.  Remember, our shirts are a "club cut" so make the adjustments the sizing chart suggests.

To reserve one or more jerseys for you in the sizes you want, please contact Marie Coppola at with a note telling us the number of jerseys you would like us to order.  Please indicate men's or women's and size (XS to 4XL).  We'll contact you by return email.





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Note:  You'll notice "Essex County Community Foundation" on this page and on the correspondence you'll receive about your registration or your donations.  ECCF manages the investment, tax-exempt, and administrative details of the "Reid Sacco AYA Cancer Fund".  All proceeds from Reid's Ride are deposited to the Fund.  The Reid Sacco AYA Cancer Alliance makes all decisions on which programs and projects are supported by the Fund. 

Copyright 2013 Reid R. Sacco AYA Cancer Alliance, and the ECCF/Reid Sacco Memorial Cancer Research Fund