Team Monarch members have family and friends who have personally fought the battle against melanoma. We have been devastated to lose some of our loved ones to this disease and thrilled to have other family who were fortunate to win the war. The MSU Gran Fondo is our opportunity to get some skin in the game and provide hope for nearly 70,000 people in the U.S. expected to be diagnosed with melanomas of the skin this year.
We are using two wheels and collective effort to make Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and West Michigan the nationwide leader in creating healthier, more vibrant communities. MSU Gran Fondo is the college’s mission in action – a big bike ride that inspires passion-fueled fundraising and breakthrough moments on the road and in the fight against skin cancer.
Our team will come together Saturday, June 24, 2017 to ride and provide hope for the nearly 70,000 people in the U.S. expected to be diagnosed with melanomas of the skin this year. Our collaborative fundraising efforts will support scientists exploring new therapies aimed at increasing long term survival for skin cancer patients, and ultimately, better quality of life ahead. And here's where we need your help. We've set big fundraising goals because that is what makes this a big ride. And we hope you'll play a big part too. With 100% of every dollar donated going directly to skin cancer awareness, prevention and research at MSU, we can make a direct impact. Please donate and help us make a difference. Thank you!