LET'S BEAT BRAIN CANCER!
We invite you to 'COME ALONG FOR THE RIDE' to beat brain cancer! You can support our mission by making a donation and also by participating in our annual bike ride event, whether you choose to ride the trail or join the celebration at Board and Batten in Dallas Center. We'll have family friendly entertainment and tasty food truck fare from Sabores De Mexico and Magoo's Pizza!
GARY'S BRAIN CANCER BIKE RIDE 2024
SATURDAY MAY 18TH!
Get event details and register here
Registration is for riders and non-riders (joining the end-of-ride celebration)
GARY'S RIDE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity organization founded by Kristin Wiedenfeld and created in loving memory of Gary Wiedenfeld; husband to Kristin, step-father and avid cyclist, who bravely battled glioblastoma. GARY is referred to by many as 'our hero' because of his courage, faithfulness, strength, perseverance, kindness and commitment to helping others. Gary faced many battles in his life, including multiple surgeries and a near life-ending accident, but none as great as his fight against brain cancer (glioblastoma multiforme grade IV) from April 2020 until May 17, 2021. Forever in our hearts, our love for Gary propels us forward....to make a difference....to help others...and to BEAT this disease!
OUR MISSION is to raise FUNDS and HOPE for those impacted by brain cancer - especially glioblastoma (GBM), the most common type of malignant brain tumor in adults. Our 2024 campaign runs through ride day on May 18th and our goal is to raise $45,000! So far we've raised $14,625.
Funds raised help support the MercyOne Richard Deming Cancer Center to...
Help secure local clinical trials for future treatment
Enable a terminal brain cancer patient to enjoy their dreamed of adventure
Provide support services like massage therapy/acupuncture/music and art therapy
Facilitate brain cancer rehab services like speech, occupational and physical therapy
Fill gaps where insurance falls short (Compassion Fund) for patients and families
Thanks to our generous sponsors
Julie & Mark Balk
Mercy One Des Moines Foundation
“Our Hero” Gary
IH Missouri Valley Credit Union
Stivers Ford & Lincoln Waukee
Cathleen and Randy Sparrow