Come celebrate Scott Schroeder’s life and support the University of New Mexico Cancer Center on March 16 for the Scott Schroeder Memorial Bike Ride. Kick off will begin at 10:00am at 215 Gold Avenue. Please bring your bicycle or walking shoes to participate. Cyclists of all ages and levels are welcome, and donations are encouraged for those wishing to participate.
“Things are going to be a little different this year,” explains Carrie Stansbery, Scott Schroeder’s sister. Fundraising efforts will be kicked off this March and continue through October. Mrs. Stansbery has hopes of raising $60,000 this year through multiple fundraising events including the 2013 Scott Schroeder Memorial Bike Ride. “This bike ride is a thank you to the UNM Cancer Center, and all the incredible people that work there,” says Mrs. Stansbery.
Mrs. Stansbery says, “This is an opportunity for us to celebrate who my brother was.” Cyclists last year pedaled through howling winds and seas of flying sand, but they were not discouraged. “My brother was larger than life, and he would not have given up,” she says. With hopes of better weather this year, Team TSS (Troy Scott Schroeder) will lead the fun-ride through the Bosque and back downtown. Scott Schroeder’s mother, Charlene Schroeder, will be cooking food along with friends and supporters of the fund.
The annual Scott Schroeder Memorial Bike Ride raises money and awareness for cancer, and early detection. All funds raised will be donated to the UNM Cancer Center to continue researching and finding solutions to cancer. Donations can be made yearlong at: http://www.active.com/donate/TeamTSS.
About the UNM Cancer Center
The UNM Cancer Center is the Official Cancer Center of New Mexico and the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the state. One of just 67 NCI-designated cancer centers nationwide, the UNM Cancer Center is recognized for its scientific excellence, contributions to cancer research and delivery of medical advances to patients and their families. Annual federal and private funding of over $65 million supports the UNM Cancer Center’s research programs. The UNM Cancer Center treats more than 65 percent of the adults and virtually all of the children in New Mexico affected by cancer, from every county in the state. It is home to New Mexico’s largest team of board-certified oncology physicians and research scientists, representing every cancer specialty and hailing from prestigious institutions such as MD Anderson, Johns Hopkins and the Mayo Clinic. Through its partnership with Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces, the UNM Cancer Center brings world-class cancer care to the southern part of the state; its collaborative clinical programs in Santa Fe and Farmington serve northern New Mexico. The UNM Cancer Center also supports several community outreach programs to make cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment available to every New Mexican. Learn more at www.cancer.unm.edu.