A Small Ride to Defeat Melanoma with Team Barbie

$9,091.20

Raised

$44,444.00

Goal

The Ride and the Cause

The ride is in memory of my sister Barb who was promoted to heaven on May 17, 2018, after a 6.5-year battle with melanoma. It is also in honor of my sister-in-law Monica Pollen who continues the battle against melanoma and breast cancer. Barb & I planned the ride and she bought the bike I will be using for the ride.

The ride is epic but, so little compared to fighting melanoma and other cancers. The fight against cancer is physically, emotionally and spiritually draining. Even the diagnosis of cancer can rock your world. Seeing the battle up close and personal is absolutely brutal.


The Goal $44,444

My sister’s favorite number was 4 because she was born on 4/4.  In fact, she turned 44 on 4/4/4 which is the source of the goal.

My sister Barb was one tough cookie. Sweet and wonderful on the outside but strong and tenacious on the inside. It is a surprising combination both in a cookie and a person. Just like baking a cookie, her cancer was like refining fire, like gold being refined, all that does not matter was burned off and only the pure brightness of gold or in her case the inner being remained. She came out a shining light. She was one tough cookie.

Latest Donations

Paul Bertsch
Paul Bertsch

Great work, Brad. Great interview, too. · 1 month ago

$50.00
David Calvert
David Calvert

Hey Brad! Erin and the kids and I met you at Niagara when you were stopping to enjoy the view. Great to meet you, you are some boy for sure!! Best wishes from Dave, Erin and the kids in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Keep on spinning! · 9 months ago

$50.00
Michael Eilert
Michael Eilert

To remember Lisa's sister. · 9 months ago

$10.00
Rania Dempsey
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9 months ago

$500.00
Paul Borth
Paul Borth

Great ride for a super cause! · 7 months ago

$250.00
Dolores & Gene Hines
Dolores & Gene Hines

9 months ago

$44.44
Lisa Waisbren
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9 months ago

$20.00
Pierre and Mary Ellen Porter
Anonymous

Brad - Congratulations! Welcome back! · 9 months ago

$100.00
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