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Rich's Alaskan Adventure! Fundraiser for Bite Me Cancer!

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We Reached Our GOAL!!!
August 25, 2016

Thanks to an outpouring of support from friends and family for the Bite Me Cancer fundraiser we have accomplished our goal in helping raise funds  See more

BENEFITING: BITE ME CANCER

Richard Raley

THE STORY:

Richard Raley’s Alaskan Adventure!

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richadventuresblog.wordpress.com

The Story:

This year’s Bite Me Cancer fundraising quest for Rich Raley takes him to Alaska, June 3rd through June 12th. There he will tackle an 1,885-mile ride from Anchorage to Prudhoe Bay riding a BMW 650 Sertao Dual Sport Adventure motorcycle through 60% paved roads and 40% dirt /gravel, this is no easy feat!!

The Cause:

This arduous ride is being achieved all in an effort to raise funds for The Bite Me Cancer Foundation, an organization that focuses on teenagers fighting all cancers, as well as  research and awareness for thyroid cancer.  The money raised will be used for research grants and hospital support for these young cancer patients. Thyroid cancer can affect men or women at any age, 2 in 3 cases are in people younger than 55, about 5% percent occur in children and teens. Thyroid cancer is the number one cancer in women ages 15-29 and the second most common (behind breast cancer) for women ages 30-39.  It's been the fastest increasing cancer for both men and women over the last five years and is currently the 8th leading cancer.

The Problem:

Thyroid cancer has even been deemed as “The good cancer.” However, the founder of “Bite Me Cancer” Nicole Ferraro says, “The only good cancer is NO cancer!” Though the survival rates may be high, over the past 30 years, the incidences of thyroid cancer in the United States has tripled. While the prognosis for most thyroid cancer patients is good, the rate of recurrence can be up to 30%, and recurrences can occur even decades after the initial diagnosis. Despite these increasing numbers, research is severely underfunded and therefore underdeveloped. This is where YOU can make a difference! Your support can help make more research possible!

The Inspiration:

At the age of 17, Rich Raley’s daughter Madeleine was diagnosed with Papillary thyroid cancer. Through Madeleine's experience, Rich has observed the lack of research that goes into this disease and finding a cure. For a cancer so “easy” to fix, it certainly hasn’t been an easy experience for their family. After having a successful fundraiser for Bite Me Cancer on his last adventure he decided to increase the intensity of the ride in an effort to increase the donations raised!!! Our goal is to reach $10,000.00, doubling our funds from Rich’s last adventure!

The Solution:

Pledge today to make a difference!! Together we can help Bite Me Cancer in their efforts to beat thyroid cancer!!!! Please consider pledging 5 to 10 cents per mile to Rich’s 1,885-mile Alaskan Adventure! We want to stress that ANY offering will help! No amount is too small, no amount is too great, and everything you give goes directly to helping Bite Me Cancer in their fight against thyroid cancer! (Please note that every dollar donated goes DIRECTLY to the Bite Me Cancer! Foundation.  Rich funds his own adventures 100% so no part of your donation goes towards his ride)

Every donation brings us one step closer to a cure!! Let’s join forces and make a difference today!!

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To This Fundraiser

$10,025

MONEY RAISED
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  • Diane McClain

    $25

  • Hannah Raley

    $100

  • Bernie Raley

    $100

  • Connor Wojcik

    $100

  • Madeleine

    $100

  • Mike Galdi

    $100

  • Team Husky

    $50

  • Travis Mitchell

    $125

  • Tim Cleland

    $100

  • Mary Lou Oliver

    $50

  • Aunt Dotty & Uncle Martin Burdick

    $500

  • Michael and Gina Del Negro

    $500

  • Edna-Wynne Raley

    $50

  • Neal Schaefer

     

  • Uncle Larry and Mary Raley

    $100

  • Mal and Angi Beall

    $50

  • Natalie Herman

    $25

  • Charles Coates

    $150

  • Aunt Sue & Uncle Jim

    $500

  • The Carroll Family

    $125

  • Robert & Mary Holt

    $100

  • Roland Curbelo & Family

    $100

  • MaryLou & Henry Muro

    $100

  • Dawn & Doug Winger

     

  • Jim Najjar

    $50

  • Tim Sayers

    $100

  • Pam Woodruff Faringer

    $100

  • Angie Grimaldi

    $50

  • John Richardson

    $100

  • Uncle Mike & Aunt Caryn

    $50

  • Lois

    $100

  • Lynette Crook

    $25

  • Luis & Cedulie Sanchez

    $25

  • Scott Wainer

    $1,000

  • Ginny Wolfe

     

  • Cousin Quelle

    $50

  • Patty Engler

    $50

  • Debbie Potter

    $250

  • Don Browning

    $250

  • Doug & Leanne Lane

     

  • Sue Buchan & John Russell

    $50

  • Ron and Lynn

    $250

  • CarlBoss / Joanne Holden

    $100

  • Mom, MIKE &UNCLE; JOHN

    $50

  • Deb Boyd- Lewis & Fay Lewis

    $250

  • Susan and David Rector

    $100

  • Jenny Boissiere

    $100

  • Lawrence Stanley

    $2,750

  • Mary B.

     

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100% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $10,025 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Mary B.

Mary B.

1 year ago

Lawrence Stanley

Lawrence Stanley

DONATION: $2,750

1 year ago

Jenny Boissiere

Jenny Boissiere

DONATION: $100

Great job Rich 1 year ago

Susan and David Rector

Susan and David Rector

DONATION: $100

Way to go Rich! It sounds like it was an awesome trip! 1 year ago

Deb Boyd- Lewis & Fay Lewis

Deb Boyd- Lewis & Fay Lewis

DONATION: $250

In Memory of Brien Lewis 1 year ago

Mom, MIKE &UNCLE; JOHN

Mom, MIKE &UNCLE; JOHN

DONATION: $50

From one motorcrosser to another , stay safe 1 year ago

CarlBoss / Joanne Holden

CarlBoss / Joanne Holden

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Ron and Lynn

Ron and Lynn

DONATION: $250

1 year ago

Sue Buchan & John Russell

Sue Buchan & John Russell

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Doug & Leanne Lane

Doug & Leanne Lane

1 year ago