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I am Brian "Brain" Kissinger, a 5 year survivor of a stage II oligodendroglioma brain tumor/cancer. I am very thankful for life but also know too well what this horrible disease does to so many people. During my fundraising flight last year I met a 4 year old brain cancer patient (Julian Avery). Earlier this year Julian got his wings and went to heaven. It is horrible to lose someone to cancer but I believe even worse to lose kids. I made it a goal this year to raise some money for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation to fund pediatric research programs helping to find a cure.
One of my main goals in life is to raise more than $1 million for cancer and brain tumor research. With this event I plan to raise another $5,000 by riding my old BMW motorcycle a minimum of 5,000 miles this summer (including one 1,000 "IRON BUTT" 24 hour endurance ride). This may not be an extreme amount of miles but it will be a celebration of life and I will be on a mission of awareness for brain tumors and cancer. Plus for every dollar over $5,000 donated I will ride at least another mile!
The fundraising will end on September 13th when I will be 1 of 250 motorcycles who will get an opportunity to be the first "civilians" to ride on the new Moto GP course at the Indianapolis Speedway....the "Brickyard!"
Please help me to raise the maximum amount of money for the kids with brain tumors and cancer. You will be doing a wonderful thing!
Thanks! Brian "Brain" Kissinger
Money raised so far outside of website:
--$425 donated by me for charity entry fee plus $425 GE foundation match, $100 GE foundation match each for Leonard "Scoop" Nall's and Matt Harrison's generous donations ($200 total). $180 donated by Randy Sackman & Tom Huebbe. Thanks guys! 6/3- $50 check from Mike & Maggie Brenner. $100 GE foundation match from another fellow GE'er Ron Rausch. My GE family keeps on helping....$25 from the Donovans, $200 from Mona, $50 from the Johnsons, and $100 from the Betros clan will all be matched by the GE foundation....thanks everyone! $100 donated by the Proctors 8/10...$200 from Michael Adams 8-17...thanks! $100 more donated by Brain to Bob's BMW for PBTF charity raffle. Keep 'em coming! Thanks for every penny!!!!
If you would like to send a check direct to the charity, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (www.pbtfus.org ) please mail it to: PBTF, 302 Ridgefield Ct., Asheville, NC 28806. Please put in the note that is for "RideBrainRide" You may also contact them direct at 800-253-6530 if you would like to place your donation over the phone.
For updates on my ride and rolling rebuild of my old motorcycle, please go to http://ridebrainride.blogspot.com/