Wheel To Survive Dallas 2017 Recap

Wheel To Survive Dallas 2017 Recap 2018-02-22T20:46:38+00:00

Thank you to everyone who made Wheel to Survive Dallas 2017 a great success!!  The event could not have happened without the support of over 380 riders, and 2000+ supporters including sponsors, volunteers, in-kind gifts and donors.  Working together we will Be The Difference in the fight against ovarian cancer!  Donations are still being accepted.  Make a donation today to your favorite rider!

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Julie Shrell


Jill Bach
Linda Bezner

Chartlotte Huthnance
Joanne Burlou
Lisa Kravitz
Lori Goldberg
Megan Murray
Missy Quintana
Sarina Schick
Sheryl Yonack
Valerie Halpern

Jill Mearns
Denis Morton
Terri Arends
Courtney Echols
Barbara Edes
Thomas Renner

Linda Bezner
Mandy Ginsberg
Jessica Baxter
Charlotte Huthnance
Karen Wyll

Bath bombs/dog treats  (CC and Georgann Huthnance)
Designs By Sarina
Eileen’s Pralines
Girl Scout cookies  (Emmy Marcus)
Initials Inc
Your Queen Bead

Buda Juice
High Brew Coffee
Tiff’s Treats
Whole Foods

Be The Difference Foundation
Compete Everyday
ID Life
Mary Crowley Cancer Research Center
Medical City
Mona Lisa Partners
Reagan Chiropractic

DJ’s Etcetera

Alan Abair Photography

Raffle Items and In Kind Donors
Asian Mint
Coolcork Corkboards
Dallas Mavericks (Lisa & Ira Kravitz)
Dallas Omni Hotel
Dallas Stars
Dallas Summer Musicals (Ronnie Horowitz)
Dallas Zoo
El Fenix
Ferrari’s Italian Villa
Flying Fish
Flywheel Sports
JC Penney
Kenny’s Italian
Lisa Harvell
Lotterry Tickerts (Julie & Rob Shrell)
Medieval Times
Michelle Bach
ML Interiors Group
Miles Goldberg Diamond Corp (Lori Goldberg)
Mint Dentistry
Northaven Gardens
Omni Hotels (Christen Marsh with Canyon Creek Travel)
Richardson Bike Mart
Salon 13500
Scout Design Studio
Sevy’s Grill
Southern Enterprises Incorporated
Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits
Valerie Halpern

Goody Bag Items
ID Life
Katy Sportcap

Media/PR –
Joanne Yurich – the Y team
Channel 8 Daybreak -Alexa Conomos and Melissa Jones
CW 33 Eye Opener
Dallas Morning News – Leslie Garcia
Fox 4 Good Day
Texas Jewish Post – Sharon Wisch-Ray and Deb Silverthorn

Giveback Days
Half Shells
Kendra Scott
Vineyard Vines
Woodlands American Grill

Bikes Provided By:
Cyclebar Preston Forest
Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports at SMU

Episcopal School of Dallas
JCC Dallas

Be The Difference Foundation
Jill Bach, Co-founder, Board Member
Julie Shrell, Co-founder, Board Member
Lynn Lentscher, Co-founder, Board Member
Darren Fishman, Board Member
Gary Gardner, Board Member
Lisa Hurst, Board Member
Missy Quintana, Board Member
Sheryl Yonack, Board Member
Jon Mize, Director of Wheel to Survive
Loren Childress , Marketing and Public Relations Manager


Top Fundraisers (As of 3/1/17)

Atila Ali
Lynn Lentscher
Gary Gardner
Alan Yonack

Wendy Stanley
Julie Shrell
Mike Horowitz
Jill Bach

Robin Krumme
Bernice Bach
Karis Gardner
Dena Horowitz
Robin Lynn Fishman
Carr Carothers
Amanda Ginsberg
Elizabeth Hunt
Sue Benton
Sheryl Yonack
Jordan Miller
Lauren Shecht

Joanne Yurich
Mary Martha Hardin
Brianna Kreditor
Colin Mansfield
Megan Lowrey
Linda Bezner
Megan Filgo
Layne Pitzer
Eric Olschwanger
Kathy Harris
Valerie Halpern
Carla Watson
Amy Balis
Meghan Manley
Alexandra Washington
Jean Schendle
Don Nebhan
Barbara Edes
Karen Wyll
Lauren Lattman
Joel Roffman
Maria Bloomberg
Fawzia Jaffee
Alan Bach
Tina Hirsch
Michelle Kravitz
Amy Switzer
Phaedra Paraison
Charla Smart
Kathleen Rutledge
Laurie Judson
Mikel Shecht
Kim Mason
Lisa Genecov
Tom Marsh
Kathy Drescher
Marissa Shrell

Top Ten Fundraising Teams
Cancer Sucks
In a Tealspin
Spin Sisters
Teal Riders
S.O.S.(save our sex)
Commerce Bank
The L Team
SEI Cares
Team Athene

Aidan Stuart
Aimee Parker
Alan Bach
Ari Benzvi
Beth Siegel
Brenda Bliss
Cheryl Colen
Cheryl Weitz
Christopher Wang
Chuck Lentscher
Cindy Ely
Cindy Quint
David Gibson
Davis Yoo
Debbie Katz
Eduardo Ludwig
Elijah Benzvi
Haley Siegel
Hudy Abrams
Ilene Breitbarth
Ilene Sporkin
Janet Berez
Jeff Siegel
Jill Rifkin
Joanne Burlou
Jon Ross
Josh Kaufman
Kathy Drescher
Kathy Harris
Keith Rakovan
Liam Benzvi
Linda Blasnik
Linda Garner
Linda Worden
Lisa Englander
Lisa Mize
Lori Cohen
Marissa Shrell
Melissa Ackerman
Michele Lattman
Mickey Goldberg
Mike Raboy
Mona Allen
Paige Rifkin
Patricia Jardin
Rob Shrell
Rochelle Raboy
Ron Bliss
Ryan Rosen
Sahit Dendekuri
Sally Genecov
Sara Link
Savannah Pinion
Simone Shrell
Sofia Poliak
Stacy Shafranek
Sue Mintz
Susan Goldberg
Susan Pardo
Tainting Xie
Tobi Gottesman

By The Numbers

Registered Riders: 381
$336175 of $300000 goal

Host Sponsor

Being the Difference Sponsor

Celebrating the Difference


Making the Difference Sponsor

Investing in the Difference Sponsor

Supporting the Difference Sponsor


Angela Aaron Horowitz


Some people ride in memory of a loved who lost her battle to ovarian cancer and other rides to support a mother, sister, daughter or other loved one who is going through the fight.  No matter why people ride they feel good about participating in the event and being the difference!


I participate in Wheel to Survive in honor of my daughter-in-law.  I will be riding for my 5th time this year and as an 85+ year old rider I love that I can control the pace at which I ride.  I look forward to this event each year!  Ride with me!

> Read Bernice’s Story


I participate in Wheel to Survive in memory of my mom, Kathy, who lost her courageous battle with ovarian cancer in 2014. My mom had a real passion to help Be The Difference Foundation fight for a cure for ovarian cancer.

> Read Colin’s Story


I’ve participated in Wheel to Survive since 2016 in honor of my mother, an ovarian cancer survivor.  I love the high energy, excitement and enthusiasm that comes from leading a session at Wheel To Survive.  It is an incredible experience!

> Read Missy’s Story