A guiding principle that leads Mercy Flight in all they do for the Western New York community is compassion. Compassionate medical care, a compassionate team, and compassion for those they care so deeply about – their community members.
In demonstrating a genuine love for Buffalo and its surrounding regions, Mercy Flight signed up for the monumental Ride for Roswell cause to support cancer patients. The ride is one of the nation’s largest cycling events and offers a life-changing experience for riders and the hundreds who volunteer.
“Everyone, in some way, is impacted by the tragedy of cancer,” says Dr. Josh Lynch. “I think the ride is something most people can relate to because it’s all about helping those who have been touched by cancer. It’s an emotional day with so many incredible stories that come out of it.”
This is Mercy Flight’s third year riding as a team to raise critical funds for Roswell Park. Dr. Josh Lynch, an EMS Medical Director with Kaleida Health and Mercy Flight , has been leading the charge all three years, organizing the team. He has been participating with his wife for five years.
Although Mercy Flight is a nonprofit itself, raising critical funds to keep their mission soaring in the air and on the ground, Dr. Lynch says its important to give back in a meaningful way.
“We all need each other, and this is a good way to show Roswell that we are here for them. I am proud to work with Mercy Flight, and showing Roswell that we care, wholeheartedly, about what they are doing is nothing but positive. We should help out others who have the same vision as us – that vision, helping patients who are critically ill.”
Dr. Lynch calls out those riders on the team, including Mercy Flight’s Communications Center Manager, Rob Woodford and his family.
So far, Mercy Flight has raised more than $5,000, and with a week left that number will continue to climb.
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