Aging-US | Impact Journals Sponsors 2022 Ride for Roswell


Impact Journals is sponsoring Team Open Access in the annual cycling event to end cancer: The Ride for Roswell. This fundraiser is hosted by Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, New York.


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BUFFALO, NY- June 14, 2022 – The Ride for Roswell is one of the nation’s largest cycling events—hosted by Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center—to raise awareness and funds for cancer research and patient care. This charity bike ride, based out of Buffalo, New York, has brought people together for 26 years to celebrate cancer survivors, pay tribute to lives that have been lost, and to work together to support research and find a cure.


When it opened its doors in Buffalo in 1898, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center was the first cancer research-focused institution in the world. Today, this institution is one of only four National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the state of New York. Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best cancer hospitals in the United States.


The Ride for Roswell started in 1989 when Mitch Flynn, owner of the advertising agency Flynn & Friends, met Katherine Gioia. Katherine was a four-year-old patient battling a rare form of cancer. After Katherine’s death (less than a year after her diagnosis), Katherine’s mother, Anne Gioia, and aunt, Donna Gioia, founded the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation in her memory to raise money for cancer research and treatment. On June 29, 1996, Mitch and Alliance Foundation staff launched the first Ride for Roswell.

In the 26 years since then, thanks to over 120,000 riders and thousands of volunteers, the Ride for Roswell has raised over $60 million to fund cancer research. The event has become one of the largest single-day charity rides in the United States. 


This year’s event will take place at the University at Buffalo on Saturday, June 25, 2022. In addition, Riders have the option to Ride Your Own Way throughout the summer. There are eight Ride for Roswell routes that start and end at the University at Buffalo’s North Campus. You can make a difference for cancer patients no matter which way you Ride for Roswell. Click here for more details about The Ride.

Impact Journals has been a part of this event since 2018 and continues to sponsor captain Sergei Kurenov’s peloton, Team Open Access. Team Open Access was named after open-source online medical journals such as Oncotarget and Aging. Sergei works at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center to create, develop and implement innovative diagnostic and surgical pre-planning software used in cancer treatment. He has been riding in the event since 2016.

“This year we created a team that is supported by open-source cancer-related scientific journals: Oncotarget and Aging. Both of these journals publish high-impact research papers of general interest and biological significance in all fields of cancer research,” Sergei said.


There is still time to join Team Open Access and the Ride for Roswell this summer. You can also support the team by giving a donation of any size. Any avenue of support you may choose to donate to the Ride for Roswell will make a difference and change lives. 

“You can make a difference and help advance our work by supporting me in The Ride For Roswell. Funds rose through The Ride support cutting-edge research and compassionate, innovative patient care programs at Roswell Park. Please consider making a donation today,” Sergei said. “Together, we can help find cancer cures and save the lives of people diagnosed with cancer.”

Visit the Open Access team page to join or donate today.

Click here to learn more about the Ride for Roswell.


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