BUFFALO, NY March 26th 2019 – Here in Upstate New York, Spring is just barely starting; you can see it peeking up through the leftover snowbanks and washing away the salt and winter-grime on the roads, which is good because BuildPay’s training has begun for the Ride for Roswell!
Every June, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center hosts the ‘Ride for Roswell’ – a bike ride that raises money for research for cancer patients that come to Western New York for treatment. The ride has gotten bigger every year, with new routes and distances, and more ambitious fundraising goals to help more and more patients.
Three years ago, one of BuildPay’s own was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and was given a less than 50% chance of survival. After a successful Bone Marrow Transplant at Roswell, Leah is returning again in 2019 with Team BuildPay to celebrate her survivorship and help make a difference for new cancer patients being treated at Roswell.
It’s a cause that we at BuildPay care about very much,” said Leah. “It’s our chance to get outside to ride, celebrate our accomplishments, and let the patients that are currently undergoing treatment know that we’re rooting for them.”
BuildPay’s fundraising efforts are well-underway. The biggest team that’s ever been recruited for BuildPay – 14 members – has so far raised $11,951 and is currently ranked the 8th top fundraising team.
Contribute to Team BuildPay’s ride here by clicking on a team member to donate to.
BuildPay offers patent pending financial technology to construction-funding institutions to connect the entire construction payment chain; enabling fast, direct payments, quicker build times and more competitive pricing without liens and delays tied to accounts receivable. Construction the way it should be. #GotPaid
Leah Hennessey is the VP of Marketing and Product Development for BuildPay, tasked with setting a strategy to grow the startup’s financial technology for the construction industry. She was diagnosed with AML in 2016, was treated at Roswell Park, and has been in remission ever since. Send her a direct message at [email protected]