2018 Closer to Free Ride


Thanks to the donations of friends and family (and even anonymous) we surpassed our goal of raising $500 for the 2018 fundraising Ride to benefit Smilow Cancer Hospital! Paul rode the 65 mile route and I volunteered for the Yale Bowl Cheer group. This was a very inspiring day and I look forward to participating for years to come!

I am really thrilled to announce that my husband Paul Apito will be riding in the 2018 Closer to Free Ride!

One hundred percent of the funds raised by Closer to Free riders and volunteers goes to research and patient care at Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center , where I have been a patient for the past five years!

“Smilow Cancer Hospital was also one of the first sites in the country to offer immunotherapy clinical trials for patients with advanced melanoma, and many of our patients found great success on those trials with no active disease years later. Four immunotherapies are now FDA approved for melanoma. Funding from Closer to Free will augment our SPORE grant to provide additional resources toward melanoma research and care so we can continue to advance the field.”RIDE IMPACT