I just completed a 60-mile bike ride to raise funds and awareness for the American Heart Association. It was my fifth year participating in their Heart Ride in the Hamptons event. Although I’m a little sore, and training for the ride was a little harder this year, I’m also invigorated by the experience. I can’t wait to do it again next year!

One of the reasons I’m hooked is that I really connected with the other participants. Here I am with Dr. Johnny Lee, a cardiologist whom I met at the 2014 Heart Ride, along with Nicholas Racanelli, a board member for the American Heart Association (AHA).

Dr. Lee, Nick, and I made it through drenching rain and up and down windy roads, with Dr. Lee completing 100 miles, and Nick and I finishing 60 miles. I’m proud to report that all together the participants raised $240,000—just shy of the $250,000 event goal.

Here I am with my mom (Bettina Caiola) and my children (Sofia and Carmelo) before the Heart Ride 2013.

My mom has suffered from congestive heart failure for many years, so cardiovascular health is literally and figuratively close to my heart. My sincerest thanks to all of you who supported me!

PS: If you’d like to support the AHA’s research and awareness efforts, you can still contribute to this worthy event.

Rose Caiola

Inspired. Rewired.


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