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Over 150 Long Island motorcycle riders participated in the first annual ‘Ride for a Cure’ motorcycle run starting at Stony Brook University Cancer Center on Sunday, October 1st 
Long Island Motorcycle Enthusiasts Support Breast Cancer Awareness with ‘Ride for a Cure’ at Stony Brook University Cancer Center

STONY BROOK, NY, October 14, 2015— Over 150 Long Island motorcycle riders participated in the first annual ‘Ride for a Cure’ motorcycle run starting at Stony Brook University Cancer Center. Sunday, October 11, bikers revved their engines in honor of breast cancer patients and survivors from Stony Brook Medicine, sporting black and pink tee-shirts which were provided by ‘World of Pink’.

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Dr. Rizk gets help adjusting her helmet

 Christine Rizk, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Stony Brook Medicine, addressed the crowd before the ride began about the importance of breast self-exams and mammograms. The breast surgeon also reminded the group that men too are at risk for breast cancer.  

Pediatric oncology patient, Jesse Pallas, then announced “kick stands up” and rang a bell to

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Pediatric oncology patient, Jesse Pallas, (pictured with his father) lead the kickoff by announcing “kick stands up” and rang a bell

start the ride. Bikers drove nearly 16 miles to the Red River Inn, the main sponsor of the event, in Yaphank where the fundraising efforts continues with a festival complete with music, food, vendors and more. Nearly $5000 was raised; all the proceeds will benefit cancer patients at Stony Brook Medicine, providing comforting amenities, educational programs and resources.