Dear Friends and Supporters:
As we enter our 16th year, we remain committed to delivering assistance to our friends and family throughout the Mid-Hudson Region, so they can remain focused on their treatments.
Each year, we conduct an assessment of the Bike for Cancer Care and have an open dialogue about how we can best position ourselves to continue to meet the financial needs of those who turn to us for help. We talk about how we can evolve. We look at what the needs are in the coming year and how we can continue to raise the necessary funds to support families fighting cancer in our community.
As we turn toward the future, we have some exciting changes to report. My brother Albert J. Gruner, Jr (A.J.) will be taking over the leadership role as the Chairperson of the Bike for Cancer Care. A.J. has spent many years handling a lot of the behind scenes efforts such as course set up, logistics and law enforcement coordination and we have the upmost confidence he will lead the Bike for Cancer Care to more success in the years to come.
It has been my distinct privilege to lead this effort for 15 years, and it has been an honor to meet and work with so many people who give so much. I would personally like to thank every donor, participant, sponsor and volunteer who has given so selflessly over the last 15 years. In addition, I would like to thank Paul Beichert, the Beichert family and the entire team at Timely Signs for your unwavering support. The time and enthusiasm you put into this event each and every year is an extraordinary blessing to this effort.
I would also like to thank Barbara Klassen for all of her great work while she was at the Foundation, and we wish her well in her new endeavor.
If you do not plan on riding, running or walking, please consider volunteering this year. This event requires more than 150 volunteers, so please consider giving your time if you can. If you can help us, please visit www.bikeforcancer.org or call the Foundation office.
A helping hand to cancer patients and their families is who we set out to be; because of you we have now helped more than 1,900 families in our community.
We look forward to seeing you in September.
Dan Gruner on behalf of the Arsenault, DiDonna & Gruner families.