Oncotarget Sponsors 2024 Ride for Roswell

Impact Journals (Oncotarget’s publisher) is thrilled to sponsor Team Open Access again in the annual cycling event to end cancer, The Ride for Roswell, on June 22, 2024.

BUFFALO, NY- June 11, 2024 – 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 28 years to celebrate cancer survivors, pay tribute to lives that have been lost, and to work together to support research and find a cure.


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 28 years since then, thanks to over 135,000 riders and thousands of volunteers, the Ride for Roswell has raised over $72 million to fund cancer research. The event has become one of the largest charity rides in the United States. 


This year, Ride Day is on Saturday, June 22, 2024, and will once again begin at the University at Buffalo North Campus. There are nine routes to choose from, ranging in distance from five to 100 miles. All riders are encouraged to check in on the Thursday or Friday before Ride Day. 

Click here to learn more about The Ride, check-in, and routes.


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 in honor of all open-source online medical journals, such as Oncotarget, Aging, Genes & Cancer, and Oncoscience. Sergei works at 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.

“I am proud to [say] that our team is supported again 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 in the Ride for Roswell. 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.

“Finding a cure for cancer is something we are all incredibly passionate about, and we are so thankful and grateful for your support. Together, we can make a difference!” Sergei said. “Thank you so much for your donations, your support, and well wishes!”

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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