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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 (May 2024), whether you choose to ride the trail or join the celebration at The Handlebar Restaurant in Dallas Center - great food and entertainment for the whole family!  

THANKS TO ALL FOR PARTICIPATING IN GARY'S RIDE 2023!

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!

 

Watch Kristin's TV Interviews here:  May | April | October 

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.  Thanks to your generosity we’ve raised over $25,000!  Brain cancer never takes a break, so we appreciate donations all year-long.  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 (Gary’s Adventures Sponsorship)

  • Provide supportive services like massage therapy/acupuncture/music and art therapy

  • Facilitate brain cancer rehab services, such as speech, occupational and physical therapy

  • Transportation fund to help patients get to / from appointments

  • Fill gaps where insurance falls short (Compassion Fund) for patients and families

Thanks to our generous sponsors

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SUPER HEROES

Julie & Mark Balk

Mercy One

Veritiv

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HEROES

Hy-Vee

Jeff & Nancy Kafer

Elverson Vasey

Mike & Sara Walkenhorst

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CHAMPIONS

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Deery Brothers of Waukee

Fort Dodge 'Gang'

Dr. Neil & Kathryn Mandsager

Holmes Murphy

IH Missouri Valley Credit Union

Scheels

Synergy Financial Advisors

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SUPPORTERS

Cathy & Steve Balderson

Michael Ball

Randy Bamsey

Andrew Behrens

Timothy Cahill

Sandra Carbine

Maddie & Rocky Cowan

Don & Becky Darnell

Diane Devick

Daniel Divine

Kris Chamblee

Ross Eoriatti

Todd Fosheim

Tabatha Gibson

Gayle & Ken Gilbaugh

Gina Girardi

Jeff & Nancy Harris

Tom & Sandy Hirschauer

Mike Hopson

Barbara Jeffrey

Joe & Jody Kayser

Bill & Nancy Knapp II

Tiffany Knudson

Jaclyn Lerdal

Christine Martin

Lawrence McLellan

Jay & Jane Moeller

Erna Morain

Patty Mettler

Kersti Nelmark

Brent Pulley

Kirk & Laura Ramsey

Deanna Roziera

Marc Sampson

Ken & Leslie Schrimper

Patricia Shomion

Cathleen & Randy Sparrow

State Savings Bank

Kevin & Penny Sullivan

Michael Swasey

Karen & Brian Thompson

Lorrie Thompson

Debra Townsend Lind

Nate Trueblood

Charles Van Ryswyk

Waukee ACE Hardware

Will Weber

Dennis Womer

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