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Help George raise money

For participating in MSU Gran Fondo

Fighting Skin Cancer on Two Wheels

I am riding to raise awareness and funds for treatment of Melanoma cancer. Seeing my father, George Raimer, pass with Melanoma in 2009 made clear the need for awareness and treatment. This year is special to me because the love of my life, who had a special love in her heart for my father, is no longer here to cheer me on.


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
Oct 01 Anonymous Thank you George for your participation in this event. Undisclosed amount
Sep 27 Patricia Raimer $50.00
Sep 27 Gary Raimer $80.00
Sep 27 Dolly Johnson Thank you for riding! $54.10
Sep 27 Jack Enderle $100.00
Sep 23 Jon and Danielle Hansen Thanks George! $107.35
Sep 20 Tim Kasen $100.00
Sep 18 Steve and Pat Kidwell Undisclosed amount
Sep 17 Melissa Clark May you find peace and happiness while on your journey. Safe travels to you !! $54.10
Sep 16 Lois and Gary Hauck $54.10