Team Roman developed out of love and support for cancer survivors and a desire to honor those we’ve lost to cancer. We are a family team who rode in the CT Challenge Bike event for the first time in 2013. Cancer hit our family fast and hard beginning in 2010. My daughter-in-law lost her father to kidney cancer six weeks before her wedding and a short six months later, I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Together, Melissa and I discovered the CT Challenge Center for Survivorship just as we needed healing the most. Team Roman has quickly grown and continues to grow with family joining us from our area and all the way to Colorado and California.


The Center has given so much in the way of healing, both body and mind, to so many of us. Riding in the CT Challenge Bike event allows Team Roman the opportunity to give back and say thank you! We ride because WE, the survivors, family members and friends can. Cancer is ugly, however, the Center and all it offers gives us courage and strength to heal in the most positive way.


Team Roman plans to ride every single year. Last year, we raised about $10,000 for CT Challenge and this year we hope to do much better.

Captain: Joni Roman