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Brian Yagoda Memorial Fund

$12,860 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 151 people in 11 months
Update: 5/9/2019

As of 5/1/19, $82,313.39 has been raised to pave shoulders starting with the shoulder of Golf Rd also known as Hwy DR. The project is to pave 5 ft on both sides of this road from Maple Avenue and Greenwood Lane. $70,000 was given to Waukesha County to take over this project. First the project needed to be approved by several Waukesha County boards. The County Board Finance Committee passed this February 20, 2019, then it was passed by the Public Works Committee and finally the full County Board. Bids then went out and the project has been quoted to be done for $64,000. Now the County is working with the paving company to get a time this work will be done. We are all hoping this shoulder will be paved by Father’s Day 2019, which will be two days after Brian Yagoda’s passing one year ago. The family is also looking into dedicating the road to Brian Yagoda’s Memory. Thank you everyone for your continued support!



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This is a fundraiser to help pave the shoulders on Golf Road in Delafield, WI in honor of Dr. Brian Yagoda who passed away after being hit by a vehicle while riding his bicycle on Golf Road (June 14, 2018).



Brian (57 years old) was a loving husband, dedicated father, and caring grandfather. His wife Shirley, oldest daughter Kylie, married to TJ, only son Jared, married to Aubrey, youngest daughter Allyse, and only granddaughter Skylar, will miss him forever. Shirley and Brian were married for 33 years, about to celebrate their 34th anniversary in August 2018. 
He was a pediatrician at ProHealth in Muskego for over 20 years. He impacted many lives throughout his practice, going above and beyond by being a selfless support for every concern of his patients and their families. He helped people outside the office by being available: After hours, in emergencies, for his family, for non-patients, for anyone who asked, he was always there. He went to St. Anthony's Sister Perish in Peru on a mission trip to give medical assistance to the people in need, who don't have the opportunity available for them. 
Brian loved biking: motorcycles and bicycles, participating in many charity rides (such as the MS Bike tour for the National MS Society)  as well as recreational events (such as the Hilly Hundred). He biked with his family and alone for his own relaxation. He was an avid gardener, indoors and out. He enjoyed photography, mostly of his family. He was very interested in music and movies, collecting and sharing his likes. He had hot sauce with almost every meal, with a beer in hand ready to share his tastes. 
Brian was loved by all and will be missed by all. He touched more lives than we can count, the number grows each day. He will be remembered because of what he did in his life, and what he did for the community. He will be remembered in his passing by continuing to help the community by making the roads a safe place to ride bicycles.    
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HOW TO DONATE
1)  https://wccf.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/create?funit_id=1377  
             Tax exempt donation and a letter will be sent saying the donation is tax exempt.
2) Gofundme page          
              Credit card or debit card.
3) Mail check directly to Waukesha State Bank          
              Make check out to "Brian Yagoda Memorial"          
              Address envelope to:                
                       Waukesha State Bank                
                       P.O. Box 648                
                       Waukesha, WI 53187-0648
4) Send donations directly to Shirley          
                Please contact Shirley Yagoda at syagoda@wi.rr.com for other donation options. 


 






This page will be updated regularly throughout the campaign by sharing and disclosing all donation values as well as where all donations go. The $10,000 goal is completely arbitrary until we get a quote from the Waukesha County. 

Donation Priorities
- First priority of donations is to pave Golf Road shoulders from Maple Av. to the sidewalks at the shopping center. 
- Extra donations will go towards more roads to help pave, such as Silvernail (other roads TBD).

If there are extra donations after these first priorities, the Yagoda family will consider these other charities as they were organizations Brian was either involved with, cared about, or supported: 
- Santisimo Sacramento in Piura, Peru (St. Anthony's Sister Parish)  http://www.stanthony.cc/Sister-Parish-In-Peru
- Children's Hospital in Milwaukee (Brain worked here)
- Big Yellow House in Waukesha (Brian and Shirley volunteered and donated here)  https://www.fswaukesha.org/
- Flight for Life (Personally affected Yagoda family)


Current donations not received through gofundme:
(Updated 5/9/2019)
Total: $82,313



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The Yagoda family thanks you for support and generosity!
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As of 5/1/19, $82,313 has been raised to pave the shoulders of Golf Road also known as Hwy DR. The project is to pave 5 ft on both sides of the road from Maple Avenue and Greenwood Lane. $70,000 was given to Waukesha County to take over the project. First the project needed to be approved by several Waukesha County boards. The County Board Finance Committee passed this February 20, 2019, then it was passed by the Public Works Committee and finally the full County Board. Bids then went out and the project has been quoted to be done for $64,000. Now the County is working with the paving company to schedule a time this work to be done. We are all hoping this shoulder will be paved by Father’s Day 2019, which will be two days after Brian Yagoda’s passing one year ago. The family is also looking into dedicating the road to Brian Yagoda’s Memory. Thank you everyone for your continued support!
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The totals from Paving LIVES 2018 are $19,000! And there are still donations coming in. Thank you all for attending. We appreciate your continued support as we get closer and closer to our goal!
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Update 6/22/2018: We spoke with the Waukesha County Engineer and they have given us some more information regarding the project of Golf Road:

- We will be increasing the goal to 50,000 (the rough estimate given to us is 50 to 80 thousand which is determinate of a few extra feet of paved shoulder to a full bike lane)
- There are many other details that need to be checked, but in short they told us that we can do 3ft of paved shoulder easily.
- Officially for a bike lane they need 5 ft, this still needs to be checked if it is an option or not.
- We will get a more accurate quote in the coming weeks.

Thank you all for the donations so far and comments, it is amazing to read everyone's story and how many lives Brian has touched!
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Update 6/20/2018: Currently working with the Engineer of Waukesha County to get a quote on amount needed to pave the Golf Road shoulders. It is being anticipated that the donations will be needed in order to complete the project quickly.

Fox 6 interview with Shirley Yagoda: http://fox6now.com/2018/06/19/he-was-instantly-killed-widow-wants-road-paved-after-doctor-avid-bicyclist-struck-by-vehicle/

TMJ4 interview with Jamie Severson (Brian's Patient's Mother):
https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/beloved-pediatrician-killed-while-riding-bike-in-delafield

Journal Sentinel article:
https://www.jsonline.com/story/communities/lake-country/2018/06/19/victim-identified-fatal-bicycle-crash/715176002/
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