BUFFALO, NY June 22nd, 2019 – Team BuildPay met and exceeded their  fundraising goals for the 24th annual Ride for Roswell. The bike ride event raises money for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, NY where BuildPay’s VP of Product Development and Marketing, Leah Hennessey, was treated for Acute Myeloid Leukemia in 2016. Hennessey received a bone marrow transplant from an unrelated donor and has been in remission ever since.

BuildPay’s team of 15 riders set out to raise $30,000 toward cancer research that will help give patients access to clinical trials. On the day of the ride, the fundraising totals for the team climbed to $31,939, making Team BuildPay the smallest team to break the $30,000 mark!

A message from Leah:

“I want to extend a huge thank you to Team BuildPay and our supporters, as well as the riders and volunteers that helped make the Ride for Roswell a huge success this year. Watching the ride was inspirational to me when I was being treated, so it’s my goal to continue to give that inspiration back to the patients that need it now. I couldn’t have made that impact without the help of this team and our donors. Thank you.”



2019 Ride Stats

Team BuildPay:

  • 15 Riders
  • $31,939 Raised

Ride for Roswell:

  • 7,940 Riders
  • 2,200 Volunteers
  • $5.5+ Million Raised

About BuildPay

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

About Leah

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].

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