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Help Tim raise money

For participating in MSU Gran Fondo

Fighting Skin Cancer on Two Wheels

Hello Friends! This year I'm riding in the 8th annual MSU Gran Fondo to raise money for skin cancer awareness and research. I started riding for this fundraiser years ago, then my mother was diagnosed with skin cancer. Today, she is a survivor and I ride with her story fresh in my mind. My goal is to raise $500 this year. Please consider a donation to defeat skin cancer.


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 Diane St. Pierre $54.10
May 28 Dawn Schmelzer Bicycling at high gear Final sprint at the finish $27.48
May 27 Dianne and Doug Thole Ride a white swan Tim $80.73
May 25 Tim $107.35
Apr 17 Anonymous $54.10
Mar 19 Anonymous $27.48
Mar 02 Timothy Gabbert $27.48
Feb 28 Gerene Heemstra Thank you Tim for all the things you do to help many many people. Love you and respect you. Aunt Gerene $80.73
Feb 28 Charlene Gabbert Thank you Tim Gabbert- love you $54.10
Feb 20 Joyce Blades $10.00