fundraising app

Fundraising can be a challenge

But with the right passion, hard work and tools, anyone can do it. Download the Empire State Ride fundraising app, which makes reaching the fundraising commitment easier.

ESR Fundraising app

Now, everything you need to be a successful fundraiser will be located in one place on your mobile device.

Features of the app include:

The app is available for both Apple and Android devices.

Head to either the App Store or Google Play, search Empire State Ride Fundraising and select download – it’s that easy!

Take a Tour of the App

With this new tool, there’s so much you can do. Here are 6 ways to make the most out of it.

Monitor Your Fundraising Progress

Once you log in using your credentials from registration, you will see your fundraising progress. Here, you can:

Share Your Page

Now that you’ve made the commitment to fundraise for cancer research, it’s time to spread the word. The Empire State Ride app makes it easy to share your personalized page across many platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and SMS. You can share your page from three different locations on the app:

View and Manage Donations

Keep track of your donations all under the Donors tab. You can see who’s donated to your efforts and how much they gave. You’ll be able to thank them right through the app, too.

Additionally, you can opt to be notified via email when you receive a donation. This is a great option to make sure you never miss a chance to say thank you to a donor.

Update Your Page and Picture

Updating your page and photo just got easier. Instead of needing a desktop or laptop, now all you need is your phone and the app.

Make sure to update the story of why you’re participating in the Empire State Ride. This will help donors understand your drive and passion, which can ultimately lead to donations.

Integrate with Facebook

Facebook fundraising is an incredible tool to reach more donors than ever. Integrating your personalized page with the social media giant is one of the best things you can do. Now, you can do it through the app with one simple click. Simply scroll down on the home screen and click “Connect to Facebook.”

Send Emails to Contacts

If you have your email contacts stored on your phone, you can easily import them into this app. It automatically syncs with your address book, making it that much easier to reach out to your contacts to spread the word about your #ESRLongIsland fundraiser.

The Empire State Ride Fundraising app will help you reach and exceed your fundraising goals!

Download it today to get started!

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Clinical trials

A clinical trial is a study designed to evaluate a promising new medical treatment before it can be made widely available to patients. Researchers develop new treatments for physicians to administer to patients who have enrolled in the trial and follow their progress. Physicians then report their observations back to researchers who focus their efforts accordingly.

When clinical trials identify effective treatments, these treatments will eventually become the new standard of care that will be offered to future patients. Today’s standard treatments were researched and proven by clinical trials done in the past. 

immunotherapy clinical trials being supported by ESR Long Island include:

A lung cancer vaccine clinical trial, CIMAvax, that is only available exclusively through Roswell Park thanks to a partnership with scientists in Cuba.

A study on how well single-fraction therapy works when compared to standard radiation therapy in treating patients with metastatic cancer or cancer that has spread to other places in the body.

A study into the use of immunotherapy drug abatacept (Orencia®) to target multiple myeloma cancer cells.

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Launching clinical trials and bringing these new therapies to patients requires significant funding, making every dollar raised through ESR Long Island critical to the finding the next cancer cure.


Funds raised through ESR Long Island are managed by the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that manages all donations made to Roswell Park. The Foundation ensures that every donation is put to the best possible use.

It’s earned the highest possible rating on Charity Navigator for the fifth consecutive year.

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A comprehensive cancer center driven to eliminate cancer’s grip on humanity. Roswell Park, located in Buffalo, New York, has a long history of cancer care. Founded in 1898 as the nation’s first cancer research center, Roswell Park grew from the vision of Dr. Roswell Park. Today, Roswell Park is ranked the 14th best cancer hospital in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Research at Roswell Park has led to historic breakthroughs in the way we understand, prevent and cure cancer.

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Catholic Health is Long Island’s most patient-focused health care system, with doctors and nurses who set the standard for top quality, compassionate care. 

St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center® is Catholic Health’s flagship.

The Catholic Health Cancer Institute is available at four locations across Nassau and Suffolk, bringing outstanding cancer care to the communities of Long Island. It offers some of the region’s most recognized oncologists across all disciplines, using the latest technology to diagnose and treat all stages of cancer. This multidisciplinary approach provides patients with a tailored medical strategy suited to their specific needs. All oncologic disciplines under one roof: medical oncology, surgical oncology, infusion therapy and radiation oncology.

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Elm & Carlton Streets
Buffalo, NY 14263​


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