Peter Saltonstall's Story
Heart disease is the #1 leading cause of illness and death in the United States. Many of you have experienced this firsthand, including owner of King Ferry Winery, Peter Saltonstall, who suffered a near-fatal sudden cardiac arrest more than four years ago. As part of his recovery, Peter devoted his time to learn as much about heart health as possible and would like to share this critical knowledge with others who may be experiencing similar situations. A partnership with the Cayuga Heart Institute was an ideal choice in sponsoring a local biking event, not only to help raise awareness about heart health but to also bring to light how important exercise plays into a healthy lifestyle.
The Rock and Ride, previously known as the Ride for Heart Health, is a bike ride through the Finger Lakes promoting heart health and fitness. Cayuga Medical Center, alongside the Cayuga Heart Institute and Treleaven Wines of King Ferry, NY, have come together to offer a full day of events centered around cardiac health awareness. Bike riders from near and far are welcome to join us in exercising their hearts, bodies, and minds while bringing greater visibility and support to this cause. All proceeds will benefit the Cayuga Heart Institute at Cayuga Medical Center.
The bike ride will start and finish at Treleaven Winery. After touring the beautiful countryside on the east side of Cayuga Lake – truly in the “heart” of the Finger Lakes – all participants, including friend, family and observers alike, will enjoy an afternoon filled with music, wine and great food.
We hope you will join us! Whether you participate in the ride or just come for the post ride entertainment, help us as we celebrate living a heart-healthy life.
**Please note: While this is a ride, not a race, riders are welcome to test their abilities and ride as fast (or as leisurely) as they choose.
We would personally like to thank all those participating in the Rock and Ride; whether you are a fitness fanatic or a music enthusiast, we all have a common goal: raising heart health awareness. Heart disease remains the #1 killer in the United States with so many of us having a personal experience with a family member or friend afflicted with the disease.
Events like the Rock and Ride allow organizations such as the Cayuga Heart Institute (CHI) at Cayuga Medical Center to partner with Pete Saltonstall, respected business man, community stalwart and owner of Treleaven Winery, in helping us bring to light the devastating effects of heart disease and how we can help you to both identify and combat it. It continues to be our pleasure to work alongside Treleaven Winery, Barnyard Warrior Crossfit and their team of amazing staff and volunteers to help support this exciting event.
Your financial contributions will aid us in our continual efforts to combat heart disease. This includes providing the resources needed to conduct the most advanced cardiac testing and surgeries available, as well as allow us to administer the best possible care for all those patients currently facing this disease.
We thank all the selfless volunteers who are making this event successful “one pedal at a time”! Some of the volunteers you may meet some of our very own highly trained and extremely compassionate professionals here at the Cayuga Heart Institute.
Feel free to stop in and ask any questions you may have! We will be wearing a CHI button! Have a wonderful, safe and enjoyable ride.