Welcome to my fundraising page!
This cause is important to me because cancer research saved my dad's life. He survived cancer in 2008, something I am grateful for every day. I don't know what my life would look like if he would have died. Last fall, a couple weeks after my first time participating in this event, my dad walked me up the aisle at my wedding - a moment that I've imagined for decades, that was able to be exactly how I imagined it - thanks to cancer research.
Last year I did my first 100K bike ride at this event. This year, I will be doing 100 miles. I am hoping to raise $5 for each mile!
I am proudly helping accelerate cancer research and patient treatment initiatives forward at the University of Wisconsin through my involvement in Badger Challenge - an annual walking, running, and biking event which powers the brightest cancer minds, ideas and technologies at UW. We all have been affected by cancer in some way and more needs to be done to combat this terrible disease.
The Badger Challenge's mission is to give 100% of all participant-raised dollars (yes, every penny!) to the most promising UW cancer initiatives both in the laboratory and clinic setting. Since 2016, Badger Challenge has raised over $1.8 million and what’s best of all is our ability to see where the money goes as Badger Challenge presents their Scholars each year!
Badger Challenge takes place in September and 100% of all dollars-raised are presented to the newly announced Scholar Class by January of the next year. This is done quickly so the funds can make an impact in the labs and hospital helping patients and families immediately.
Help me support Badger Challenge and its UW cancer mission. All contributions are appreciated - whether it is $5 or $500, every dollar counts and you can be assured that every dollar you give goes back to the cause and helping those affected by cancer.
If you are unable to make a monetary donation at this point, please help us reach our goal by sharing this page with others on social media! Even better, send an email to friends you think might be interested in contributing or joining Badger Challenge and include a link to our page.
To learn more about Badger Challenge (and to sign up yourself!) please go to BadgerChallenge.org.
Thank you so much for your generosity! Together we can help write the story that ends cancer!