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For participating in MSU Gran Fondo

Fighting Skin Cancer on Two Wheels

As many of you know my wife was diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer earlier this year.  In an attempt to support her and hopefully help others who have also been diagnosed, I have decided to participate in this bike ride this year to help raise awareness about what is being done to help fight this disease.  

I am not good at asking for help but everyone I know has offered their assistance so here goes. 

 Please join me in making a donation to this event so that maybe someday a cure can be found, and no one else will have to go through what my wife and others are dealing with. Thanks,  Jeff


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
Sep 19 Lori Roberts YOU ARE LOVED BY SO MANY. #SUGARSTRONG Undisclosed amount
Sep 18 Craig and Chris Good luck! Sending love and prayers! $107.35
Sep 17 Crandall-Rice Family Wishing you safety and Godspeed! #sugarstrong $107.35
Sep 17 Alan & Sarah Smith #SUGARSTRONG $107.35
Sep 15 Anonymous Loved beyond words, strong beyond measure. #sugarstrong Undisclosed amount
Sep 15 Pat & Jeni Undisclosed amount
Sep 09 Anonymous Never stop fighting!! $54.10
Sep 09 Jeff Siler We love you Jenny and Jeff $54.10
Sep 08 Vandenbosch Happy to help! Undisclosed amount
Sep 08 The McDermotts Bless you $107.35