Long Island Bike Challenge Rides to Raise Money for Feinstein Institute
July 11, 2013
MANHASSET, NY – Riders will participate in the Long Island Bike Challenge (LIBC) on Sunday, August 4 to support research conducted at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. Participants in the LIBC will ride 40, 62 or 100 miles, ending in East Hampton. Money raised from the event will be donated to the labs of researchers who study many diseases including cancer, inflammation, schizophrenia, Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.
“As a native to Long Island, I appreciate the synergy of conducting an event on Long Island and raising donations for medical research being conducted on Long Island, which provides jobs and economic benefit to this community,” said Edward Diller, founder of LIBC. “Furthermore, I believe strongly that scientific medical research is vital in finding cures and preventions for diseases, which is why it’s critical that LIBC supports the mission of the Feinstein Institute to prevent disease and cure patients.”
To participate or support the LIBC challenge, visit http://www.feinsteininstitute.org/events/the-long-island-bike-challenge/.
There are three starting points in the LIBC – participants can bike for 100 miles, 62 miles, or 40 miles. The 100-mile ride begins at 6:00 am in the parking lot of the Wantagh LIRR station, the 62-mile ride begins in Medford at 9:15 am and the 40-mile ride begins in Westhampton at 10:30 am. Volunteers will operate water stops every 20 miles and mechanical support for bikes will be provided by local bike shops. The finish for all three rides is in East Hampton, where lunch will be provided. Bus transportation is offered to all riders to return to respective starting points.
About The Long Island Bike Challenge (LIBC)
The Long Island Bike Challenge (LIBC) is a federally-approved 50lc3 public charity, nonprofit organization. Donations can be made directly online at www.lichallenge.org/Donate.html , or checks can be made payable to “Long Island Bike Challenge” and mailed to Long Island Bike Challenge, 1366 Odell Street, Wantagh 11793.
About The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Headquartered in Manhasset, NY, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research is home to international scientific leaders in many areas including Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer’s disease, psychiatric disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, sepsis, human genetics, pulmonary hypertension, leukemia, neuroimmunology, and medicinal chemistry. The Feinstein Institute, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, ranks in the top 5th percentile of all National Institutes of Health grants awarded to research centers. For more information, visit www.FeinsteinInstitute.org.
Media Contacts:Emily Ng, Research Communications Manager