Sergei Kurenov is the captain of Team Open Access, and the Director of Surgical Simulation at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center — one of the leading cancer treatment and research centers in the nation. Last year, he shared some thoughts on why he rides…
I participate in the Ride for Roswell because I want to support and speed up research for the cure of different types of cancer. I have a personal connection to oncology because my father died from lymphoma.
To those who may have never heard of the Ride, I’d say it’s a lot of fun to ride together with thousands of people. Every time I participate in the ride, I feel like a member of a great, tremendous team that can make everything possible by doing important work together. Even with all the changes that were needed this year, I knew I was part of something bigger that our whole community was supporting.
I think that during the fundraising and the actual ride, people simply forget about politics and other problems that can separate us as a country and community. With this event, people are simply helping each other, contributing to something meaningful, and the ride helps us to connect in a productive and communal way.
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