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

teresa kaczmarek
teresa kaczmarek

Barbie was the kindest, sweetest person and a great cousin! Miss her so much and admire how well she lived with cancer. · 2 years ago

$100.00
Tom Pollen
Tom Pollen

Stay safe on your ride, Bro and hope to meet up with you at some point of your journey! · 2 years ago

$444.00
Michael Smiley
Michael Smiley

Very impressive. I'm sure it'll be an amazing journey. Stay safe out on the road. · 2 years ago

$200.00
Bill Heilbronner
Bill Heilbronner

2 years ago

$50.00
Lisa Keen
Lisa Keen

Enjoy your ride Bro! · 2 years ago

$200.00
Talia Avci
Talia Avci

Good luck with the ride, Brad! Such an awesome thing you're doing. · 2 years ago

$100.00
Ron Schmeling
Ron Schmeling

Be safe and enjoy! · 2 years ago

$50.00
Robin Cochran
Robin Cochran

I am amazed at your ability to ride so far! Barbie was too. · 2 years ago

$200.00
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