Madison’s Senior Wealth Advisor, Rick England Rides Again for Lymphoma Research

Madison’s Rick England participated in the 10th annual Lymphoma Research Ride, a 50 mile cycling event which raises money for the Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF). With ride routes to accommodate all skill levels, 340 riders were able to take part.  Once again, over $500,000 was raised, with a remarkable 99% of the proceeds directly benefitting LRF.

Rick (far left) and fellow riders

Rick (far right) and fellow riders

Congratulations to Rick, who personally raised about $12,000 from 67 different donors, ranking him as the 4th leading fundraiser for this year’s Research Ride.  This event is close to Rick’s heart as he knows “several people who have been living with the effects of lymphoma for a long time, and this money will help them in the battle to cure this deadly disease.” Rick had the honor of riding part of the way with a medical doctor who personally completed chemotherapy only four months earlier.

Dr. Bruce Cheson (far right) with his wife

Dr. Bruce Cheson (far right) with his wife

Perfect weather and an army of volunteers made for a great ride through the rural roads of Montgomery County, Maryland.  Volunteers cheered for the riders at the top of every hill and prepared an impressive lunch for participants to enjoy at the end of their long ride.

Dr. Bruce Cheson, Deputy Chief, Division of Hematology-Oncology and Head of Hematology at Lombardi Comprehensive Care at Georgetown University, founded the ride in 2007 alongside his wife, Christine Cheson. They were inspired to create the Ride as a way to give back to his patients and medical community in addition to supporting research and raising awareness about the disease.

Funds raised by participants will support lymphoma research and benefit patients living with this blood cancer.  The Research Ride has raised more than $4 million since its founding 10 years ago. LRF is the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative research and serving the lymphoma community.

To learn more about this organization, please visit Lymphoma Research Foundation.