Ride 4 Brain Cancer Awareness

$150 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 3 people in 45 months
Dear  Supporter,

I would like to introduce our foundation to you. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which was established in 2008 by the familyand friends of Gayle Sheldon one year after she passed away from Glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer.
Our motto is: “The chance of a lifetime is to give life a chance”.
Our foundation raises money by obtaining donations from corporations, small business and  people like you.

In the pasted our benefit ride and family fun day has brought in over $7,000, to help the cancer patients. With these contributions we are able to purchase gas cards, food cards, medicine not covered by insurance, caregivers for the home, rent or mortgage payments, among other services.  These fund not only help our local community but people in other states that has needed help. 

Our goal is $20,000 this year we are determined to raise it, but we cannot do it alone. We do need your help!!! Every day of every year someone is diagnosis cancer, whether it is you, a family member, friend, neighbor, or a co-work and is it is devastating to everyone around them. Most families are not prepared for this financially. This is why we do what we do; raise the much needed funds to help when people most need it.

Story About Gayle

      Gayle Sheldon was born June 10, 1936 in Danby, Vermont. She was the third child of Jerome & Irene LaMoria.  Gayle grew up in Rutland, Vermont. She graduated from Mount Saint Joseph. She married David S. Sheldon, Sr.; they were happily married for 44 years and raised four children together.

Gayle was a strong, loving and very caring person, who never turned any one way who was in need of help. She was a caregiver for several different family members through out her live. I remember when she was caring for both her husband and mother at the same time. They died four months apart.

She showed so much courage and strength during that time, it was hard to understand where that strength to keep doing for other like she did. One day I asked her, how can you keep doing this?  Her answer was “It’s my calling.

In 2005, Gayle was diagnosis with colon cancer.  She fought the cancer for a year.  In 2006 she was cancer free. She was doing well and was just starting to enjoy her golden years. 

June 22, 2007, we rushed to the hospital with what we thought was a stroke, only to find out she was having a   seizers, caused by the golf ball size tumor on her brain.  The doctors at the Rutland Region Medical Center said they could not handle the type of surgery she required and needed to send her to Dartmouth Medical Center in NH, where two days later she had brain surgery to remove the brain tumor. The doctors came to us after the surgery and said they removed most the tumor and said that it is not good but we would have to wait a few days for the final results, after two days of waiting we received the horrifying news that the type of cancer she had was Glioblastoma Multiform stage IV.   

During Gayles sickness, she was thinking how she could help other who were going through the same thing as she was, she wanted to do a fundraiser to raise money to help those who need it during there illness.  She wanted a motocycle ride.  My mother passed away on October 19, 2007, She never saw the first ride roll out with over 100 motorcycles.

Thank you in advance.

Carol Horton-Owen
President of the Gayle Sheldon Memorial Foundation 
for Brain Cancer, Inc.
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I am excited to say we are starting to plan our motorcycle event for this year 2015. I do not have a set date yet but when I do I will post it for you. You do not need a motorcycle to participate in the event, you can take any vehicle.

We also are planning our fall event which is the at the Apple Fest which is held in Belmont, Vt.

We are also working on our new web site. www.gaylesheldongbm.com or www.weride4braincancer.org all coming soon.
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Thank you Rich Madowitz for your donation of $50 we apperciate so much. It is hard when a family member or a friend goes through this ...my thoughts and prayers are with your friend and his family.
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Thank you to the anonymous person who donated $50 it is so greatly appreciated
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Thank You.. to the Baker's for your donation, it is greatly appreciated.
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Raised by 3 people in 45 months
Created February 15, 2015
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Rich Madowitz
45 months ago

I have a very close friend that has survived a brain cancer for the last nine years. I feel for your loss as it's a horrible disease.

45 months ago
Bill and Marcia Baker
45 months ago

Good luck, Carol.

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