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 The Handlebar Restaurant in Dallas Center - great food and entertainment for the whole family!
GARY'S BRAIN CANCER BIKE RIDE 2023
SATURDAY MAY 20TH!
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. Thanks to your generosity we’ve raised over $20,000! Our 2023 campaign runs through ride day on May 20th, so there’s still time to make a difference and help more local brain cancer patients and their families by hitting our stretch goal of $25,000! 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
Fill gaps where insurance falls short (Compassion Fund) for patients and families
Thanks to our generous sponsors
Julie & Mark Balk
Jeff & Nancy Kafer
Mike & Sara Walkenhorst
Deery Brothers of Waukee
IH Missouri Valley Credit Union
Synergy Financial Advisors
Cathy & Steve Balderson
Maddie & Rocky Cowan
Don & Becky Darnell
Gayle & Ken Gilbaugh
Jeff & Nancy Harris
Tom & Sandy Hirschauer
Bill & Nancy Knapp II
Kirk & Laura Ramsey
Ken & Leslie Schrimper
Cathleen & Randy Sparrow
State Savings Bank
Kevin & Penny Sullivan
Karen & Brian Thompson
Debra Townsend Lind
Charles Van Ryswyk
Waukee ACE Hardware