Essex County Community Foundation & Reid Sacco

Congratulations on another successful

Annual Reid’s Ride Bike-a-thon!!!

held on Sunday July 17th, 2016

 

We raised more than $195,000 to help fight the cancers striking adolescents and young adults. 

 

But won't you help nudge us over our $200,000 goal by making a post-event donation to your favorite 2016 Rider or Team?  It's easy.  Just click on one of the donation buttons below.

 

 Donate to a Rider or Donate to a Team

Information

Reid’s Ride is a 28-mile bike ride along a route that runs from Lynnf eld High School to Gloucester’s Stage Fort Park, through quaint seaside harbors, towns, and beaches as it takes you along some of the most popular and beautiful cycling routes the Massachusetts North Shore has to offer.  Festivities at the beautiful ocean-side Stage Fort Park include food, refreshments, music and prizes.

Proceeds from Reid’s Ride support programs designed to improve the prognosis and treatment of adolescents and young adults with cancer.   These programs attack AYA Cancer on four fronts:  Basic Research, Improved Access to Clinical Trials, Specialized Clinical Care During and After Treatment, and Medical Education.

See the "Resources" section in the column to the right, to find route maps.

​Parking at Stage Fort Park (SFP):  The lot at SFP fills up quickly, so arrive early to park there.  But there is plenty of free parking available at Gloucester High School, 32 Leslie O Johnson Rd, just a 10 minute walk from SFP

 All Reid's Ride participants are asked to follow the Cycling Rules of the Road for Massachusetts.  Those rules can be found at a link in the "Resources" library in the column to the right. 

History

 Photos from past Reid's Rides can be found HERE.

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 (AYA).  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 expand 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 reidsride1000@gmail.com.  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

Reid's Ride Official Cycling Jerseys

To order one of the Reid's Ride AYA Cancer cycling jerseys seen in the photos, contact Marie Coppola at macoppola7@gmail.com with a note telling us the number of jerseys you would like us to order on your behalf.  For each jersey ordered, indicate the cut (men's or women's) and size (XS to 4XL).  We'll contact you by return email when they are ready. These are high quality, official cycling jerseys made right here in Massachusetts.  They are a "club cut" (a little looser fitting than the company's "pro cut") and come in men's and women's cuts, in sizes ranging from XS to 4XL.  Go HERE for the Vomax sizing chart and to see more about the manufacture (VoMax).   Remember, our jerseys are a "club cut" so make the adjustments the sizing chart suggests. 

 

Note:  You'll notice "Essex County Community Foundation" on this page and on the correspondence you'll receive about your registration or your donations.  The professional staff at ECCF expertly 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 2016 Reid R. Sacco AYA Cancer Alliance, and the ECCF/Reid Sacco AYA Cancer Research Fund

 

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