Keith Wegen's Fundraiser:

Skate for Prostate-395 miles across Colorado

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@skate4prostate

Skated 37 miles today on Rollerblade Tempest 100's.http://bit.ly/MRhTOl

via Crowdrise 2 years ago

BENEFITING: Prostate Conditions Education Council

EVENT DATE: Sep 06, 2012

THE STORY:

My mission: I am inline skating 395 miles across Colorado from the Wyoming border to the Oklahoma border to raise money for the early detection of prostate cancer.

My sponsors have helped me with gear, energy drinks, equipment, sports nutrition, sport therapy, and more.  With their help more money will go directly to the non-profit PCEC.

Thank you to the following sponsors:   vitaminwater (www.vitaminwater) Primal Wear (www.primalwear.com) Drymax Sport Socks (www.drymaxsocks.com) Crocs (www.crocs.com) Breckenridge Brewery (www.breckenridgebrewery.com) GoLite (www.golite.com) popchips (www.popchips.com) Inline Warehouse (www.inlinewarehouse.com) Rick's Eyeworks (www.eyeworkslouisville.com) Dendreon (www.dendreon.com) Pints for Prostates (www.pintsforprostates.org) 95.7 The Party (www.957TheParty.com) 1stBank (www.efirstbank.com) The Transition Companies (www.transitioncompanies.com)

Thank you to the following supporters:  Clif Bar (www.clifbar.com) Sassy Golf (www.sassygolf.net) Copters for a Cause (www.coptersforacause.org) Umpqua Feather Merchants (www.umpqua.com) Dr. Kevin Lutz (www.drkevinlutz.com); Justin Dudley (www.csinjuryprevention.com); John Wayne Cancer Institute (www.jwci.org); Reel Recovery (www.reelrecovery.org); Livestrong (www.livestrong.org); Jim Talaric Photography (www.talaric.photoshelter.com); Bunny Foxhoven (Ergonomic Innovations - Sports Nutritionist);  Noah Yaughn, Arc Media Group (www.arcmediagrouponline.com)

Here's my story:

At the age of 44 years old I was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Before I was diagnosed, I knew something was wrong with my health and visited the doctor for frequent testing.  My primary physician never thought to give me a PSA or DRE exam due to the common practice of denying younger men prostate screenings.  Only by intuition and seeking out another doctor, was I able to be diagnosed.  Moreover, given the nature of my aggressive tumor, I possibly could have died from this disease before the prescribed prostate screening at age 50.

I elected to have surgery in November of 2011.  Due to complications after, I spent 19 days in the hospital battling 3 serious infections.  I had plenty of downtime to reflect on life and what I wanted to do when I fully recovered.  I felt called to make a difference by raising awareness and funds for the early detection of prostate cancer.  

I am a very active individual and have been inline skating for 17 years.  In fact, just two days after my prostate cancer diagnosis, I went on my longest skating trek ever, a 60-mile skate from Boulder to Greeley, CO.  I had been planning it for months and wasn’t about to let cancer stop me from doing what I love.

Clearly I have a passion for inline skating and now a new intensity for helping others afflicted with this same disease. Therefore, my goal for 2012 is to combine these two passions and raise at least $10,000 for the Prostate Conditions Education Council (PCEC), based in Centennial, CO.  I will do this by accepting pledges, donations and sponsors for a 395-mile inline skate across Colorado.

On September 6th I plan to start at the Wyoming border and end at the Oklahoma border on or about September 15th, 2012.  September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and the timing of my event will coincide with PCEC’s Prostate Cancer Awareness Week, which provides free screenings to men in Colorado and around the nation. 

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To This Fundraiser

$17,105

MONEY RAISED
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  • Regina Grage

    $50

  • Stuart Lemle

    $300

  • The Mizner's

    $100

  • Roy & Mary Wegen

    $500

  • Friend

    $25

  • Joel Appel

    $200

  • Don Charlton

    $100

  • Ray Paddock

    $100

  • John Bolmer

    $100

  • Lee Strongwa...

    $50

  • Tom and Renee Loftus

    $150

  • Bob, Chandler and Kelsey Webster

    $100

  • Rick Patch

    $100

  • Eric Angeli

    $100

  • Victoria

    $50

  • The Reichenb... Family

    $200

  • The Flagg Family

    $100

  • Matt and Carol Garton

    $100

  • David & Roxane Dupuis

    $100

  • Huss Family

    $50

  • Whitney Davis

    $25

  • Moody family

    $100

  • Jennifer Martin

    $39

  • Kim and Morris Davis

    $50

  • Gary and Cyndee Stone

    $40

  • Scott and Katy Berger

    $100

  • The Gannon Family

    $100

  • Steve Joanis

    $150

  • Brent Davis

    $100

  • Steve Patrick

    $50

  • Jim & Tracy Marchesi

    $75

  • The Ruschmann Family

    $100

  • Lisa Atallah

    $50

  • allan farquhar and family

    $100

  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Project

    $100

  • Cathy Faughnan and Dave Green

    $100

  • James Liddle

    $40

  • Mike Allen

    $100

  • Club Holdings

    $250

  • 1stBank

    $250

  • Robert Quade

    $50

  • Keith Wegen

    $555

  • Jennifer Butler Wegen

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Eric and Gretchen Valentine

    $100

  • Skip & Connie Balazs

    $100

  • Lawrence "Buck" Buchholz

    $50

  • John Timoney

    $75

  • The Transition Companies

    $3,000

  • Nikki Meyer

    $200

  • The Fritz Family

    $50

  • Lisa Atallah

    $50

  • Ken Larsen

    $100

  • Dan and Tina Aweida

    $100

  • Ellie & Eddie Cohrs

    $100

  • Carlos & Corinna Barrientos

    $100

  • Mark & Jill Muller

    $50

  • Mark Vallee

    $50

  • Great-West Financial

    $50

  • Ginny & Bill Stefancik

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Stephanie Lyon - Trilogy Real Estate

    $50

  • Terry Fick

    $100

  • Alan & Rebecca Kessock

    $50

  • Barlow Family

    $50

  • Eric Pallai

    $50

  • Sean Myers

    $200

  • KC Gallagher

    $100

  • Bonnie Burnham

    $50

  • Ellen Bracchi

    $25

  • Matt Pozzi

    $100

  • Tracy Cornutt

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $151

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Benties

    $100

  • Jim Franklin

    $50

  • doug striker

    $25

  • Russ and Linda Hildebrand

    $50

  • Chris & Kathy Biondolilo

    $25

  • Keith Abrams

    $50

  • Richard & Linda Hackathorn

    $20

  • Susie & Brent Bloom

    $100

  • Brad Davids

    $30

  • Rich and Barb Pozzi

    $395

  • Jim Dallke

    $25

  • Manhattan, MT

    $50

  • Dan and Su Hawk

    $50

  • Bart and Susan

    $25

  • Linda Patch Kaboth

    $50

  • Frank Narum

    $50

  • Reardz

    $250

  • Sonflower Gifts & Antiques, Elbert, ...

    $20

  • The Crazy Iguana, Springfi... CO

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Sep 7 event at Breckenr... Brewery

    $2,696

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • John Winger

    $289

  • Jan Oglesby

    $25

  • Blair Patch

    $30

  • Bhargav Desai

     

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95% Raised of $18,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $17,105 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Keith Wegen

Amount Raised:

$13,610

 

76% Raised of $18,000 Goal

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Transition Companies

Amount Raised:

$3,100

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William Scott Reichenberg

Amount Raised:

$395

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Sean Myers

Amount Raised:

$0

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Bonnie Burnham

Amount Raised:

$0

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doug striker

Amount Raised:

$0

Donor Comments

Nikki Meyer

Nikki Meyer

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

The Transition Companies

The Transition Companies

DONATION: $3,000

We are pleased to support the Skate For Prostate event !! Gene Sartin CEO 2 years ago

John Timoney

John Timoney

DONATION: $75

Way to go Keith! 2 years ago

Lawrence

Lawrence "Buck" Buchholz

DONATION: $50

Nice work, Keith! All the best, Buck 2 years ago

Skip & Connie Balazs

Skip & Connie Balazs

DONATION: $100

2 years ago