The New Canaan Riders for Survivors team came together in 2013 to support local cancer survivors and create awareness of the programs and resources provided by the CT Challenge. All the riders on the team have done an incredible job raising funds, and many of the team members are Road Warriors! Everyone rides for family and friends who are struggling with cancer, and they are true spokespersons for the groundbreaking support CT Challenge provides. John Murphy, who has been involved with the CT Challenge since it was first started 10 years ago when he organized a team with Kim Kiner of Darien, rides for his sister who is a breast cancer survivor, his nephew who had thyroid cancer as a child, and numerous friends who have faced cancer. John Straus, riding the two-day 190-mile course for his second year, rides for several friends who have had cancer. Arnold and Lisa Karp started riding in 2013 and continue to be top fundraisers, and ride for a close friend who has colon cancer. Rich Brennan and his son Ryan ride for Deborah who has inspired many with her yoga classes at the Center for Survivorship. Along with the rest of the team, everyone rides for one reason: to inspire and empower those close to us!

Captain: John Murphy