Rosemary Gruner

Dear Friends and Supporters:
As the Rosemary D. Gruner Memorial Cancer Fund enters our 17th year, we would like to thank each donor, participant, sponsor and volunteer. In September, we assemble to run, ride, walk, volunteer and raise funds to help our friends and families who are fighting cancer by hosting the annual Bike for Cancer Care Event. Together we have covered a lot of ground. In the past sixteen years, 1000’s of participants have covered 100’s of miles, while 100’s of volunteers have partnered with us to raise over $1.6 million. This has allowed us to help over 2000 families by delivering assistance to individuals and families who are fighting cancer throughout the Mid-Hudson Region, so they can remain focused on their treatments and fighting this terrible disease.

Last year’s event brought about some exciting changes. A.J. Gruner took over leadership as Chairperson of the Bike for Cancer Care Event and Bernadette Rexford assumed the role of Executive Director of the Benedictine Health Foundation. Both did an excellent job of providing continuity and new energy to the event as well as the Benedictine Health Foundation Volunteer Board of Directors. We also welcomed many new members to the planning committee and remain indebted to those who have helped year after year. Our goal is to improve every year so that we can continue to provide a helping hand to patients in our community that have been diagnosed with cancer.

Do you or someone you know want to be part of something bigger than yourself? Do you want to support a family member, friend or colleague who is undergoing cancer treatment? Do you want to celebrate or memorialize someone significant in your life?

Mark your calendar as our event will be held on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at Dietz Stadium in Kingston. This event requires more than 150 volunteers, so please consider giving your time. If you can help us, please visit www.bikeforcancer.org or call the Benedictine Health Foundation office: 845-481-1371.

As the old adage states, “many hands make light work.” Let’s continue to join hands and help our neighbors, friends and family members that are struggling with a cancer diagnosis in our community.

We look forward to seeing you in September.

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

A helping hand for cancer patients and their families