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Help Mary raise money

For participating in MSU Gran Fondo

Fighting Skin Cancer on Two Wheels

This will be our 8th year of participating in the MSU Granfondo. Your donations to help with skin cancer research are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support. Mary


Most of us have known people who have personally fought the battle against cancer. Through modern treatments and much grace, some have survived. Others have not. The MSU Gran Fondo is my opportunity to get some skin in the game and provide hope for nearly 70,000 people in the U.S. expected to be diagnosed with melanomas of the skin this year.

Funds raised from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Gran Fondo support skin cancer awareness, prevention and research at MSU. These dollars are funding pilot studies – investigative, next-step research that tests findings and enables a scientific study to continue.

The MSU Gran Fondo has raised over $1 Million and funded studies leading to some exciting breakthroughs in the fight against skin cancer. Click through the articles below to learn more.

New drug combos may prevent resistance to melanoma treatments
Groundbreaking research funded by cyclists
MSU Gran Fondo funds promising skin cancer studies
Promising new drug stops spread of melanoma by 90 percent
Keeping skin cancer at bay

This September, the streets of West Michigan will be paved with good intentions. And here’s where I need your help. I’ve made a commitment to make the MSU Gran Fondo much more than a ride. My hope is that you will join me in supporting a mission that is more than skin deep. 100% of every dollar raised goes directly to support skin cancer awareness, prevention and research at MSU. Together we can make a difference. Thank you!


Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Jul 11 Chris Hicks Ride On Mary and Chuck! Thank you for your dedication! Melanoma sucks!! Undisclosed amount
Jul 07 Anonymous Thanks,Mary! Undisclosed amount
Jul 07 Anonymous Thanks Mary and Chuck for your dedication to this cause! Have a great ride! Undisclosed amount
Jul 07 Anonymous This is such an important cause. We appreciate Mary and Chuck participating every year. $80.73
Jul 07 Fran Koets Undisclosed amount
May 07 Anonymous $213.85
Jan 06 Charles Schira $5.00