Anis Fadul is Director of Marketing & Strategy for New Business Development at Corning Incorporated. He has volunteered for four years on the planning committee for Tour de Keuka, a charity bike ride through Keuka Lake wine country. He joined our Board of Directors in February this year.
How and why did you get involved with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier?
I got involved because of Tour de Keuka (TdK). I had been riding TdK for several years before the event benefited the Food Bank. I had the opportunity to visit the Food Bank facility in Elmira when the Food Bank started to host the event. I was touched by the organization and its mission to end hunger. That is when I decided to step up my fundraising efforts to help the Food Bank and our
community. It was love at first sight.
Why do you devote so much energy to Tour de Keuka?
I’m part of the organization committee, and also a rider. Every year, I’m one of the top three individual fundraisers for the event. I dedicate my energy to TdK because fighting hunger in our community is an important and worthy cause.
You are a board member, volunteer and donor. Why is it important to you to support the Food Bank in these three ways?
People contribute to charities in many ways and the Food Bank is no different. You can volunteer your time repacking food, giving money, or helping to steer the organization as a board member. I identify with the Food Bank’s cause and want to help every way I can.
Describe Tour de Keuka and why people should participate!
First of all, I love Keuka Lake and the Finger Lakes. Second, TdK is a unique and enjoyable ride. There is a ride for everyone, and you don’t have to be a professional cyclist to join. I typically do the 45-mile route which is an easy rolling and scenic ride. The event is well organized with rest areas along the way so riders can stop to refill their water bottles and get a snack. There are also rescue vehicles that drive around the course to help bikers with flat tires or any other mechanical problems. People have fun while raising funds for an excellent cause. It does not get any better.
GET OUT AND RIDE
Saturday, July 18, 2020
45-mile & 60-mile
Ride starts and ends at Hammondsport Fire Department