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The Greg Nelson Challenge

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September 21, 2011

Thank you everyone for donating and participating. The challenge was tough this year with freezing temps and snow but we made it to the top!  See more

BENEFITING: National Brain Tumor Society, Inc.

EVENT DATE: Sep 17, 2011

Danica Nelson

THE STORY:

What do you do when you're turning 40 and want to test your vitality? Race 3000 feet up a ski resort on your mountain bike. Greg challenged himself every year in the Widow Maker race until he was diagnosed with brain cancer and was unable to ride his bike. As he endured radiation, chemotherapy, and multiple setbacks, Greg fought to return to the sport he loved. From not being able to walk unassisted to riding a recumbant bike then a spin bike, Greg battled 3 and a half years.

Although the Widow Maker is one hell of a race (Greg said every year he questioned why he was punishing himself), it is just a glimpse into what those battling cancer face every day. So what better way to raise awareness and funds for brain tumor research than to take Greg's Challenge. Enter the hill climb and gather sponsers or join a team on this site as a virtual rider.

Event: Widow Maker Mountain Bike Hill Climb

Where: Snowbird Ski Resort

When: September 17, 2011 10:00 am

View the Google Earth file of the course (requires Google Earth Plugin for your browser), or download the file here.

While all fundraising activity online will be through this site, you must register for the event through Sports-Am. Click here to view registration info on their website, or register online at Active.com, then create a team and gather sponsers.

Would you rather run up the mountain? Awesome! Sports-Am has a run on the same course, the same day. Registration info for the run can be found here, or you can register on Active.com.

Crowdrise Promotions:

Win an iPad 2 and a Shower Cap: Donate $28 by September 30, 2011

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To This Fundraiser

$2,742

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mark, Kris, Nicole and Alexandra

    $500

  • Sherie Tillman

    $100

  • Tyler, Angelina, Tarek, and Keelan

    $150

  • Liz Beck-Thomason and Ray Thomason

    $300

  • Shane Dunleavy

    $50

  • Gordon Niederhauser

    $500

  • Chuck Hamilton

    $100

  • Kerri Shaw

    $200

  • Tim Bardsley

    $100

  • Mr. Velmer

    $100

  • Tarek, Keelan and Kenai too !

    $300

  • Karlie Garrand

    $100

  • Danica Nelson

    $142

  • John Hunt

    $100

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27% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $2,742 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Danica Nelson

Amount Raised

$2,192

 

22% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Tyler Nelson

Amount Raised

$450

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Sherie Tillman

Amount Raised

$100

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Jonathan Updike

Amount Raised

$0

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Jay Nelson

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

John Hunt

John Hunt

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Danica Nelson

Danica Nelson

DONATION: $142

Official Time: 1:42:38.47 - about 10 minutes faster than last year! 5 years ago

Karlie Garrand

Karlie Garrand

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Tarek, Keelan and Kenai too !

Tarek, Keelan and Kenai too !

DONATION: $300

Good Luck - we love you ! 5 years ago

Tim Bardsley

Tim Bardsley

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Mr. Velmer

Mr. Velmer

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Chuck Hamilton

Chuck Hamilton

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Kerri Shaw

Kerri Shaw

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

Shane Dunleavy

Shane Dunleavy

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Gordon Niederhauser

Gordon Niederhauser

DONATION: $500

5 years ago