Long Island Bike Challenge Raises $12,000 to Support Medical Research at The Feinstein Institute

Manhasset, NY – Participants of the third annual Long Island Bike Challenge (LIBC) raised $12,000 to benefit The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System.

Edward Diller, a lifelong cyclist and native Long Islander, started LIBC in 2010 with the goal of raising money for medical research conducted locally on Long Island. “All of the donations raised by our riders directly support the outstanding medical research being done right here within our community,” said Diller. “The Feinstein Institute is doing great things that will not only benefit Long Island, but everyone in our society.”

The money will support the work of the Feinstein Institute’s scientists who study many diseases, including cancer, inflammation, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Diller presented the $12,000 check to Edmund Miller, PhD, head of the Center for Heart and Lung Research at the Feinstein Institute.

This past August, 4, 2013, the 33 LIBC participants, including several North Shore-LIJ employees, rode 40, 60 or 100 miles, ending in East Hampton. Diller hopes to increase ridership next year and is setting a fundraising goal of $20,000. LIBC occurs annually on the first Sunday in August, and is gearing up for the fourth challenge next August 3, 2014. Diller added, “whatever the weather, we ride.”