Fighting Skin Cancer on Two Wheels
This is my 6th Gran Fondo, and while I enjoy every aspect of riding, my participation in this event becomes more personal every year. I have been fortunate, but I have a number of close friends who have dealt with skin cancer in one form or another. I hope you will help me to reach my goal so that MSU can continue to fund research to put an end to this type of 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!
|Donation date||Donor name||Donation amount|
|Sep 19||Anonymous||Undisclosed amount|
|Sep 17||Jerry Lanning||$50.00|
|Sep 15||Lyndon & Kris||$107.35|
|Sep 15||Anonymous||Undisclosed amount|
|Sep 14||Anonymous||Undisclosed amount|
|Sep 14||Ed & Carole||$54.10|
|Sep 11||Marty & Sara Burgess||$107.35|
|Sep 10||Brian and Heather Cook||$27.48|