Rosemary Gruner

We are very excited to announce that the 20th Annual BFCC (Bike for Cancer Care) will be held on Sunday September 24, 2023. Due to construction at Dietz Stadium this year, the event will be held at 79 Hurley Avenue, the former Daily Freeman building site.
We will be honoring Ulster Savings Bank and John Finch, Chief Operating Officer at Ulster Savings Bank. Both John and the Bank have supported our event for all 20 years!

Back in 2003, we never could have imagined that this event would be going strong 20 years later. The famous auto executive Lee Iacocca once said, “If you want to make good use of your time, you’ve got to know what’s most important and then give it all you got.” Rosemary Gruner was our inspiration. She taught us to work hard and take care of others. When she was sick, she saw a need. As her family, we found a way to help.

Many lessons have been learned over the past 20 years, but we remain focused on our mission of helping families fight cancer with a sense of hope, courage, and community. Our goal is to alleviate some of the financial stress that comes with this illness, so patients and families can focus on healing. We are here to serve each person and their unique story with dignity and respect. Recipients of our program have sent 100’s of testimonials and words of gratitude over the years, so we know our support is effective. The need for assistance continues!
Join us on Sunday, September 24, 2023. Information about the specific events can be found on our home page. We hope many will attend this very special day.

If you can’t participate by riding, running, or walking, you can still help. We are always in need and very grateful for VOLUNTEERS! We also have opportunities for sponsorships and mile markers. You can make a financial contribution to a friend or create a donor page by visiting the event website: bikeforcancer.org.

Thank you for continuing to support us and our mission.

A little humor:
Why did the bike stop donating?
It was 2 tired.

Don’t be like the Bike! See you in September!

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


A helping hand for cancer patients and their families