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For participating in MSU Gran Fondo

Fighting Skin Cancer on Two Wheels

This will be my 4th year riding the MSU Gran Fondo. Each year, the ride becomes a bigger and better event. For me, cycling is something I've enjoyed for most of my adult life, but what makes it even more fun and rewarding are the friends I've made and the camaraderie we share. As a bonus, we get to raise funds to help fuel research for those less fortunate than we are. If you would, join me in helping to find a cure for skin cancer by making a donation today. Thank you!


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 17 Jayson B Field Good luck with your ride! Thank you for your efforts! $54.10
Sep 15 Schmitt's Animal Hospital $100.00
Aug 02 Joe Morello $25.00
Jun 09 Vicki Walsh Go, Joe, go!!! $27.48
Mar 31 Natalie Stubblefield Good luck with your race, Pop Pop! Love, Jack :) $107.35
Feb 23 Renee/Darren Markey $54.10
Feb 17 angela Malik-Hsai Go Joe Go! $25.00
Feb 13 Jeffrey Vanderlind Undisclosed amount
Feb 11 Frank Morello Ride like a champion, Joe. Hey! You're standing next to MY bike! $53.63
Feb 08 Dan Ohmer Great work Joe! $100.00