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Richard Raley's Fundraiser:

Rich's Desert Ride for Thyroid Cancer Research

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BENEFITING: BITE ME CANCER

Richard Raley

THE STORY:

Join us to watch Rich Raley as he drives 440 miles through the Death Valley and the Mohave desert on his KTM desert racing motorcycle from L.A. to Vegas!


The Cause:
The ride will be for the purpose of raising money for the The Bite Me Cancer Foundation, an organization that focuses on teenagers and young adults with cancer by raising money for research grants and hospital support for the patients. Thyroid cancer is the fastest increasing cancer in both men and women. While it can affect any ages, men or women, more than 2/3 of the cases occur in women. However, of all cases of thyroid cancer, only 5% occur in children and teens.


The Problem:
Thyroid Cancer can be curable if caught in the early stages. It has even been deemed as “The good cancer”. But as Nicole Ferraro clearly states on her “Bite Me Cancer” page, “The only good cancer is NO cancer”. Regardless of it’s survival rates, it’s rate of growth has grown 300% in the past 10 years! While the prognosis for most thyroid cancer patients is very good, the rate of recurrence can be up to 30%, and recurrences can occur even decades after the initial diagnosis. Despite these increasing numbers, since it is not as “deadly” as other cancers, research is severely underfunded and therefore underdeveloped. More research on this phenomenon needs to occur, and YOU can make it happen!


The Inspiration:
At the age of 17, Rich Raley’s daughter Madeleine was diagnosed with Papillary thyroid cancer. Through Madeleine's experience,  Rich has seen in action the lack of research that goes into this disease. For a cancer so “easy” to fix, it certainly hasn’t been easy for everyone and he’d really like to give back. To read more about the inspiration behind the ride, visit richadventures.net, Rich Raley’s brand new personal blog, and read his most recent Trip Report!

The Solution:
Pledge to help fix this solution by donating money to Rich’s fundraiser! We want to stress that most importantly, any offering will help! No amount is too small, no amount is too great, and everything you give is helping a cause that needs people like you and me to contribute!


Be sure to check richadventures.net for updates on the fundraiser and progress on the fundraising!!

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To This Fundraiser

$5,175

MONEY RAISED
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  • Neal S

     

  • Michael, Lea & Sammi

    $50

  • Bob Langley

    $50

  • Pam Woodruff

     

  • Kenny

    $25

  • Kevin Newbury

    $25

  • Susan, David, Taylor

    $50

  • Bob Goslee

    $50

  • Allan and Sharon

    $50

  • Josh Taylor

    $25

  • Sandy and PJ Martini

    $50

  • Michael and Gina Del Negro

    $150

  • Chuck and Diane McClain

    $50

  • Mike Raley

    $50

  • Megan Raley Crandell

    $100

  • Aunt/Uncle Edd

    $50

  • LISA RALEY JEWELL

    $50

  • The Edgerly's

    $50

  • Jesse & Paty Howell

     

  • mom&mike;

    $50

  • Requelle Raley

    $50

  • Roalnd, Judy and Sam Curbelo

    $50

  • Vicki, Gary

    $50

  • Travis Murdoch

    $50

  • Larry & Mary Raley

    $100

  • Carolynn Abbott (Ben's mom)

    $20

  • Sam & Penny

    $50

  • Lois Thomas

    $100

  • Ron & Lynn Dutton

    $100

  • Dana Krawetz

    $25

  • Randy, Sheri, and Libby Powell

    $100

  • byrne family

     

  • Luis and Cedulie Sanchez

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jimmy's Mom & Dad

     

  • The Rogers Family

    $100

  • Steven & Ellen Youtsey

     

  • The Lecarpentiers (Mom's neighbor)

    $25

  • Phil & Pamela Monetti

    $100

  • Louise and Mom

    $275

  • Ed Kelley V

    $10

  • Brian & Suzi Hopper

    $100

  • Deb Shipley

     

  • Trevin & Clancy

    $25

  • Chyloe & Jeremy Cheetham

     

  • Doug & Leanne Lane

    $50

  • Rachel Perry

     

  • The Jays

    $125

  • Laura Taber (Mrs Shoener) :)

    $25

  • Casely & Angela Essamuah

     

  • Sherri Seufert-Colao

    $50

  • Rose & Bob (Mom & Mike's neighbors)

    $20

  • Willhite Family

     

  • Burzenski Family

    $150

  • Deana Ashbaugh

    $25

  • Lois W Thomas

    $50

  • Helen, a 20 year cancer survivor!

     

  • Sister Hannah

    $90

  • MOM &MIKE; IN FL

    $75

  • Keith & Patricia Martin

    $100

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129% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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The Team: $5,175 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Richard Raley

Amount Raised

$5,075

 

127% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ron & Lynn Dutton

Amount Raised

$100

Donor Comments

Keith & Patricia Martin

Keith & Patricia Martin

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

MOM &MIKE; IN FL

MOM &MIKE; IN FL

DONATION: $75

IN MEMORY OF SUZY-Q 4 years ago

Sister Hannah

Sister Hannah

DONATION: $90

5000.00...Whoop Whoop! 4 years ago

Helen, a 20 year cancer survivor!

Helen, a 20 year cancer survivor!

4 years ago

Lois W Thomas

Lois W Thomas

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Deana Ashbaugh

Deana Ashbaugh

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Burzenski Family

Burzenski Family

DONATION: $150

Have a great ride for a great cause!! 4 years ago

Willhite Family

Willhite Family

4 years ago

Rose & Bob (Mom & Mike's neighbors)

Rose & Bob (Mom & Mike's neighbors)

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Sherri Seufert-Colao

Sherri Seufert-Colao

DONATION: $50

What a great dad and person, congratulations on your successful fundraiser. Continued good health to your daughter! 4 years ago