Todd M Sahner Memorial Fund
About Todd Sahner...
Raised in Keyport, NJ, with his two sisters, Robin and Ronni, Todd left for college at Cornell University, then went on to Brooklyn Law School. He settled in Middletown, NJ, with his wife, Donna Weiss, and daughters, Leslie Wisan and Dani Sahner Brier.
Adding to a successful career as an attorney, Todd was passionate about giving back to the community. He and his family volunteered at the Adaptive Sports Foundation, in Windham, NY, where he taught skiing and snowboarding to children and adults with disabilities. Beginning this community service as a fully able-bodied instructor, Todd eventually began to lose his capacity to walk or stand for long periods of time. As his disability progressed, he never let it stop him -- he began to teach skiing as a disabled instructor.
As an avid cyclist and cancer survivor, watching the first Ride 'Round Rhody from the registration table as a volunteer didn't sit well with Todd. So, he took up handbiking, and registered himself as a cyclist for the next 8 years of the RRRide. Thanks to his hard work and the generous support of his friends and family, Todd was RRR's top fundraiser almost every year, raising more than $53,000 in total.
Todd was generous, caring, friendly, easy-going, and dedicated to his family and friends. He was the last to complain and first to offer support. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and anybody who ever saw his broad smile.
About the Memorial Fund...
Just as Todd so energetically did during his involvement with Ride 'Round Rhody, the Todd M Sahner Memorial Fund will help achieve LIFEcycle's mission to promote healthy, active living and support cancer treatment. Contributions to the Fund will advance clinical trials at hospitals that have found successful new methods for treating patients with cancer.
Past success from such contributions include a new protocol developed that is now a standard treatment for rectal cancer nationwide; personalized genomic cancer care, identifying the specific genetic details of an individual patient and treating that person, specifically; a clinical trial finding success in treating patients with late-stage pancreatic cancer.
Todd was passionate about finding new ways to treat cancer, in search of an overall cure; often saying "we gotta lick this thing!" This Fund will honor his memory and passion, and will help us get closer to realizing his dream.
To contribute by check:
21 Western Avenue
Barrington, RI 02806