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MEL'S FUND RAISING PAGE
Feb 07, 2015 by Melvin Bradley

 

THE POWERS OF 10
1     THE NUMBER OF TIME I HAVE CIRCLED THE GLOBE ON MY BIKE IN MILES RIDDEN SINCE 2005.
10    THE NUMBER OF TIMES I HAVE RIDDEN AROUND LAKE TAHOE.
100    THE DISTANCE AROUND LAKE TAHOE.
1,000    MILES I HAVE RIDDEN AROUND LAKE TAHOE.
10,000   MILES RIDDEN IN 10 YEARS TRAINING FOR TAHOE.
100,000   $ I HOPE TO HAVE RAISED FOR LLS IN 10 YEARS. I NEED YOUR HELP HERE!

              

Jan 27, 2015

 
Hello all:
 
Well it’s that time of the year again.  It is time for me to start training on the ol' bike!!   I am training to participate in my 10th, (YES 10th!!!) 100 mile bike ride around Lake Tahoe on June 7th, 2015 as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training (TNT). (And I will be over 67 years old this time around).  In addition, I am coaching my 4th TNT cycle team based in the Oakdale/Modesto area to do the bike ride around Lake Tahoe. It should be a blast!  We are hoping to train 50 riders this year!
 
 With each of your continued generous support, over the past 9 years, we all raised the following amounts of money:

2006  =  $7150

2007  =  $7000

2008  =  $7100

2009  =  $7251

2010  =  $7211

2011  =  $7251

2012  =  $8025

2013  =  $10211

2014  =  $22414    for a total of $83,614 in 9 years  yes

2015  =  It is really up to all of you...  heart$100,000 TOTAL????  

Because of the amount of money we have ALL raised, in 2012 the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society decided to name a major research grant for $150,000 in my late wife’s Nancy honor!  enlightened and in 2014, they did it again for another $150,000. enlightened  Wow!!!  Nancy funding research major cancer research at big name hospitals!!!

In addition, Cheryle (my daughter) and I walked a 1/2 marathon in October 2005 and Cheryle raised a total of over $10,000 for the Leukemia Society in Nancy's honor. Cheryle is the one that got me hooked on Team in Training and it mission to raise money for research.

I have decided to try to raise over $100,000 in my lifetime. With your help this year, this ride could get me ALL of the way to that goal.mail I will only get there with your help and continued support!

I MADE A CRUDE VIDEO (above) THAT IS ON YOU TUBE ABOUT OUR JOURNEY WITH CANCER, LLS AND TNT.  WATCH IT IF YOU HAVE TIME. 

All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I am AGAIN completing this event in MEMORY of my wife Nancy who passed away on September 5th 2005 after a 9 year battle with Ovarian cancer and a shorter battle with Leukemia. In addition I ride in MEMORY of my Mom and Dad, Jason Hendrix,  Karen Stensaas, Bill Holmes, Don Barnes, Cindy Rose, Elizabeth Owen, Jean Teske, Miriam Bragan, Sheryl Chacon, Ted Robison, Richard Sission and Virgil Powers. I ride in HONOR of Kevin Chacon,  Flo Loeffler, and Caleb McNitt. In short, I ride for all individuals who are battling cancers. They are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!

Because of intensive research, amazing strides are being made in leukemia and related cancer treatments. Research is the way to find the cure.  Research takes money.  More than 80% of the money raised goes directly to research.  Since the inception of Team in Training in 1988, participants have raised over 1.4 BILLION DOLLARS to help find the cure.  For the latest on what this research is doing, click on this link. https://vimeo.com/54668275   It is truly amazing.
 
 Please support me in this challenge by generously contributing to my 100 mile bike ride for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Your encouragement will sustain me and your donation will help us all bring the cure a bit closer.  I hope that you will be a part of this challenge in any way you can.  Whether your donation is $1000 or $25, please donate using your credit card (yes, tax deductible and miles too!)  here at my website  or you can snail mail me a check made out to me, and send it to our home at 10409 Fox Borough Ct, Oakdale Ca, 95361.  I will see to it that the funds make it to the leukemia society.   Please make your tax deductible contribution by May 10.
 
 If there is someone you would like me to honor, as I again ride my 100 mile ride, send me their name and I will make sure their name is on a special ribbon on  my riding jersey that day.  In 2006  I rode with 11 names on my jersey.  In 2007 I rode with 15 names on my jersey.  In 2008, I rode with 20 names on my jersey, in 2009 I rode with 18 names on my jersey,  in 2010 I rode with 21 names on my jersey, in 2011, 28 rode with me, in 2012, 34 rode with me,  in 2013, 32 rode with me.ans in 2014 36 rode with me.  After the ride,  I then send each name ribbon to the person who asked me to wear it, for them to keep.  

Thank you for your support.

Please forward this message to anyone you think would want to support our effort.
 
 
 Sincerely
 
 Melvin Bradley
 (Ol' Biker Man)smiley.

 

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Supporter Comments

  •  
    "Good luck and God Bless"
     

    MARCIA & JOHN EBLEN

    Sun Feb 01 04:46:00 EST 2015

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    "In honor of Diana Bonano, 38 Castledown, Pleasanton,94566 Keep up the good work, love and prayers Kathie"
     

    Kathie George

    Tue Feb 10 07:47:03 EST 2015

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    "Mel--We wish you good luck and good health with all your activities supporting such a great cause. Here's to reaching your goal this year! Roger and Gloria Flynn"
     

    Roger and Gloria Flynn

    Sun Feb 15 06:13:17 EST 2015

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    "Keep on going, Mel, you are doing great! Thanks, Margaret and Leo Scheuber"
     

    Margaret S

    Fri Mar 13 01:13:30 EDT 2015

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    "Proud to call you friend! Thanks for all you do for us survivors and one day a cure for this nasty disease. "
     

    Kevin Chacon

    Fri Mar 13 11:52:54 EDT 2015

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    "I have mixed feelings on this. I am saddened with several names on your memory list of our family, especially Mom and Grandma. But, I am so proud and happy that you continue to fight and include me in that fight. They would be proud of all of us for continuing the fight and never, ever giving up. Thank you Uncle Mel and Aunt Barbara (and the family and support team). You are an example for all of us. We love you all and are proud to support you in the fight. Love Paul, Nancy, Kate and Zachary"
     

    Stickney-Owen Family (Paul, Nancy, Kate and Zachary)

    Sun Mar 29 07:38:48 EDT 2015

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    "Go for it old old biker man."
     

    Brian Robison

    Thu Apr 23 07:05:44 EDT 2015

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    "Mel, I am very proud that you have continued to do this George"
     

    George A Schauer

    Sat Apr 25 03:39:55 EDT 2015

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    "Great Job Mel !!!"
     

    John Lasater

    Sun May 24 08:55:25 EDT 2015

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    "GO MEL!!! You are our HERO!"
     

    Jill Patterson

    Fri May 08 09:25:32 EDT 2015

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    "THANK YOU Mel for continuing this tremendous effort! Kris and Jeff"
     

    Kris Buchholz

    Tue May 12 04:10:15 EDT 2015

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    "Have a good and safe ride, Mel!"
     

    Anonymous

    Tue May 05 09:42:36 EDT 2015

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    "Thank you for your dedication to this very important cause!!!"
     

    Shelley & Pat Abruzzini

    Tue Apr 14 08:59:19 EDT 2015

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    "Mel, Kris and I are proud of your continued effort to not only honor Nancy but knock out cancer which has taken it's toll on so, so many. Don and Kris Payne"
     

    Don and Kris Payne

    Tue Apr 14 07:42:53 EDT 2015

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    "Good work Mel. "
     

    Arlene and Dick Cook

    Tue Apr 07 12:59:52 EDT 2015

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    "Keep up the good work, Mel. You're doing great work. Love to you ALL, Audrey"
     

    Audrey Dalton

    Mon Apr 06 02:52:45 EDT 2015

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    "Mel; I know of this thanks to the pride with which Deborah speaks of both you and your efforts. If you see it as appropriate, I would like to dedicate this small donation to Deb for her enthusiasm and have her name as the donor. Bart"
     

    Bart Gragg

    Tue Mar 31 10:42:27 EDT 2015

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    "Mel, YOur yearly bike ride deserves a lot of credit and we are all proud to be able to help toward the cure!! Jose"
     

    Anonymous

    Sun Mar 29 08:34:14 EDT 2015

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    "Go Team MEL!! Thank you for riding, and for making a difference!"
     

    Ken & Antoinette Wells and Family

    Thu Mar 19 12:37:46 EDT 2015

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    "Thank you Mel."
     

    Roger Nancy Ryan Jason Green

    Thu Mar 12 07:54:16 EDT 2015

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    "$140.60 dollars Because 141 would be crazy"
     

    Steve Cooper

    Tue Feb 24 11:28:11 EST 2015

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    "any plans for a memorial for Karen?"
     

    Anonymous

    Thu Feb 19 06:02:37 EST 2015

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    "Mel Keep up the good work of raising money for this worthy cause. Rien D"
     

    Rien & Lieske Doornenbal

    Wed Feb 11 07:12:08 EST 2015

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    "I have progressed in my journey with breast cancer throughout the years, and am doing quite well on oral meds. Please ride in memory of our friend Nancy Phoenix who lost her battle with cancer last year and all the other beautiful women who have lost their lives to cancer of any kind. Thanks, Mel, and to your team. Judy Klenk"
     

    Judy Klenk

    Mon Feb 02 05:10:01 EST 2015

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    "We still miss her and glad you, Mel are still doing your rides in her memory. "
     

    Arlene and Dick Cook

    Thu Jan 29 08:02:49 EST 2015

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    "Love you Mel! "
     

    Van Diepen Family

    Tue May 26 09:32:06 EDT 2015

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    "Mel, Sorry we're late on donation. Congrats on another successful ride and fund raising event! As always, you are such a shining example to us all. We love you very much. Mark and Dawn"
     

    Mark Kamm & Dawn Carnahan

    Fri Jun 12 06:35:45 EDT 2015

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $27,125.00 | Goal: $25,000.00
 
109 %

My Team

 
Team Total: $166,889.51 | Goal: $83,050.00

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My Thanks To

Stickney-Owen Family (Pau... $2500.00
Gail & Randy OKLAHOMA - m... $1333.00
Robert Ange $1250.00
OAKDALE LIONS - Ted Heuri... $1000.00
COACH COACH $1000.00
Roger Nancy Ryan Jason Gr... $1000.00
Jason Hendrix memory $1000.00
SOPHIE BRADLEY $1000.00
PG&E Corp (SAC) $1000.00
Melvin Bradley $1000.00
Oakdale Rotary Club $975.00
Scott and Shelly Bradley $500.00
mel fun shirts $500.00
TYRONE KNELLER $500.00
Kevin Chacon $500.00
$500.00
Jason Hendrix memory - Ge... $500.00
MEL GARMIN AUCTION $500.00
Melvin Bradley $500.00
MARCIA & JOHN EBLEN $500.00
MEL BRADLEY ELECTRIC $480.00
Unspecified Donor $350.00
PG&E Community Service Aw... $350.00
Anonymous $349.44
Douglas Rose $300.00
Bob and Teresa Holmes $300.00
Rien & Lieske Doornenbal $300.00
Jason Hendrix memory - Ge... $260.00
Don and Kris Payne $250.00
Anonymous $250.00
Kurt Franklin $250.00
Dineen Sisson $250.00
Mel Bradley Electric $250.00
Roger and Gloria Flynn $250.00
PG&E $250.00
BARBARA BRADLEY $234.42
Anonymous $200.00
Barbara Bradley $200.00
Robin & Tom Bair $200.00
Ken & Antoinette Wells an... $200.00
Bob Benson $200.00
Steve Cooper $140.60
barbara bradley $139.56
Mel Bradley Electric $100.66
Van Diepen Family $100.00
Morris Engineering & Surv... $100.00
John Lasater $100.00
Kris Buchholz $100.00
The Robinsons $100.00
Oak Valley Jewelers $100.00
Brian Robison $100.00
Catherine Narita $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
$100.00
Shelley & Pat Abruzzini $100.00
Tony & Melissa Beneux $100.00
Harry & Judy Spiegel $100.00
Bart Gragg $100.00
Barbara Bradley $100.00
Shannon Caldwell $100.00
Steve and Joann Berry $100.00
Dave & Charlene Banducci $100.00
$100.00
Anonymous $100.00
The Busam Family $100.00
$90.00
Audrey Dalton $60.00
jane tobin $50.00
K & R Beckman $50.00
Jill Patterson $50.00
Jill Patterson $50.00
George A Schauer $50.00
Arlene and Dick Cook $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
The Dickisons $50.00
Margaret S $50.00
$50.00
Judy Klenk $50.00
Arlene and Dick Cook $50.00
OAKDALE NOON ROTARY $34.30
Mark Kamm & Dawn Carnahan $25.00
Jeff Maloy $25.00
Gale Willms $25.00
Suzanne Quon $25.00
Kathie George $25.00
$25.00
Karen Milliren $25.00