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For participating in MSU Gran Fondo

Fighting Skin Cancer on Two Wheels

Many of our families have lost loved ones or been impacted by melanoma. Please donate if you can to raise funding for skin cancer research at MSU College of Medicine. 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 June, 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!

Fighting Skin Cancer on Two Wheels

Click on one of our team members below to make a donation.

Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Jul 12 Jan Kleinle $27.48
Apr 19 George Pastorino Thanks for organizing Maryellen! This is a great cause and I am pleased to be able to help! $80.73
Apr 19 George Pastorino Thanks for doing this Dawn! It is an important cause $80.73
Apr 19 Thomas Naughton $27.48
Apr 17 Richard Aycock $54.10
Apr 17 MaryEllen Reedy $54.10
Apr 17 J & R Cycle $54.10
Apr 17 Christine Struminski Good luck. Stay safe. And enjoy. $54.10
Apr 17 Anonymous In support of Dawn Maxwell’s team Monarch riding to fight skin cancer Undisclosed amount
Apr 17 Anonymous Undisclosed amount