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Keith Wegen's Fundraiser:

Skate For Prostate - 600+ Miles Across Texas, Nov 1 - 15, 2013

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BENEFITING: Prostate Conditions Education Council

EVENT DATE: Nov 01, 2013

Keith Wegen

THE STORY:

My mission: After inline skating across Colorado in 2012, I'm am tackling Texas this year.  I'm going to start at the Gulf of Mexico and inline skate to Oklahoma, 600+ miles to raise money for the early detection of prostate cancer.

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 a new intensity for helping others afflicted with this same disease. I met my goal in 2012 by combining these two passions and skated 395-miles across Colorado, raising $17,000 for the Prostate Conditions Education Council (PCEC), based in Centennial, CO.  I did this by accepting pledges, donations and sponsors.

In 2013 I will to continue my skate proceeding 600+ miles through TX from Nov 1 to 15, 2013 to raise money for the early detection of prostate cancer. 

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To This Fundraiser

$667

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mike Benson

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Brian Watson

    $111

  • CliIntel

    $250

  • Garton Family

    $56

  • Robert James

    $25

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7% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $667 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Robert James

Robert James

DONATION: $25

Thanks for doing this for all of us. 3 years ago

Garton Family

Garton Family

DONATION: $56

3 years ago

CliIntel

CliIntel

DONATION: $250

4 years ago

Brian Watson

Brian Watson

DONATION: $111

Can't wait to see you tackle Texas! Good luck to you! Brian and Patricia Watson 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

Good luck & have fun. 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Mike Benson

Mike Benson

DONATION: $100

Roll On Keith! 4 years ago