Rosemary Gruner

Dear Friends and Supporters,

As we looked at last year’s note, the sense of uncertainty that we were all experiencing was overwhelming. Making simple plans for dinner with friends was fraught will questions. The concept of holding a bike event with in such an environment was unfathomable.

Yet, with encouragement from our Bike for Cancer Committee, the Benedictine Health Foundation Board of Directors and Bernadette Rexford, we moved ahead with a virtual ride. Our expectations were uncertain.  We missed the energy leading up to the event and the opportunity to connect in person with family, friends and our supporters during the event.  Without a place to gather, we wondered if people would “show up.” Why did we ever doubt you? Every year, you inspire us to continue. You remind us why we hold the Annual Bike, Run, Walk for Cancer Care year after year.  You “showed up” posting videos and pictures. And most importantly, you raised money so we can continue our mission of helping patients diagnosed with cancer and their families.

Throughout the pandemic, the world has been reminded to slow down, to embrace uncertainty and to take care of each other.  It also helped us appreciate the value of community and physical gatherings. Therefore, we are thrilled to host this year’s event LIVE and INPERSON!

Please join us on Sunday, September 26th for the 18th annual Bike for Cancer Care 5K Run/Walk at Dietz Stadium

Can’t wait to see you there!

Warmest regards,

Ellen Gruner Arsenault on behalf of the Arsenault, DiDonna and Gruner Families


A helping hand for cancer patients and their families