Essex County Community Foundation & Reid Sacco

Please join us for the

11th Annual Reid’s Ride Bike-a-thon

on Sunday July 19th, 2015

Join in the fight against the Cancers striking Adolescents & Young Adults!


To get started, hit the green "Start Fundraising" button located at the top, or just hit




Reid’s Ride is a 28-mail bike ride along a route that runs from Lynnfield 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.

To register to ride in the event, click here to go to the Registration Page.


Photo from the 2014 and 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.  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).

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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.  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. 

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