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

Julie Schilz
Julie Schilz

So inspirational! Best of luck on your journey Brad! · 1 year ago

$35.00
Nichole Eggerling
Nichole Eggerling

Safe travels on this journey! · 1 year ago

$20.00
Tim Ohnmacht
Tim Ohnmacht

You’re an inspiration - keep it up! · 1 year ago

$100.00
Ann & Dan Ertel
Ann & Dan Ertel

You are an inspiration to so many Brad just as I know your sister was. We are cheering for you! · 1 year ago

$444.44
Alanna Swanson
Alanna Swanson

In memory of my son, Jeff, who lost his battle with melanoma 5 years ago, age 30. · 1 year ago

$50.00
Sheila McNeil
Sheila McNeil

Such a great cause! · 1 year ago

$150.00
Scott Kreyer
Scott Kreyer

I commend you Brad, truly amazing! · 1 year ago

$100.00
Kathleen Rawlsky
Kathleen Rawlsky

As an avid biker and a sister who lost her brother to melanoma your story touches the hearts of many. Thank you for honoring your sister Barbie and for all those who have lost their battle to melanoma. May your journey be safe and bring you peace. · 1 year ago

$100.00
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