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GIST Cancer Research Fund

Peter Thomas Memorial Bike Ride

Donations as of November 23, 2014:

$20,774.71 Raised Offline
$23,335.00 Raised Online
$44,109.71 Total Raised

Peter Thomas Memorial Bike Ride

The 2012 Peter Thomas GCRF Bike Ride

A team of  family, friends and colleagues are riding a 1000 miles in 10 days with one goal in mind to raise money for the GISTCancer Research Fund. All the money raised will go to support research which is vital to the long-term survival of those coping with GIST.(Gastro intestinal stromal tumour) .Please support us and help make a difference.

1000 Miles - 10 Days - 1 Goal

22 October to 1 November 2012

South Africa - see website for route

www.giste2e.net


Why support this charity?
In 2001, Peter was diagnosed with cancer. Peter was only 37 years old and collapsed at work. At the time his children were only three years and eight years old. He was a young IT professional and had just started his own business. All his life Peter was a sport fanatic and ran several marathons and cycled professionally when he was much younger. Cancer was the last thing he expected and with such a rare cancer it was a long and hard battle. If it wasn’t for trial drugs which cost £2500 per month and the funds of GCRF for research Peter would not have had an extra five years to spend with his family and friends.

In 2006, Peter had the vision to raise money for GCRF and a team of 10-15 cyclists gathered from various countries. They cycled from Land's End to John O Groats in the United Kingdom, a distance of a1000 miles. The riders finished the race in 10 days. This event says volumes about Peter, he motivated, inspired and persuaded a varied group of people and companies from around the world to participate and give support, time and money to the ride. He organised, planned and trained, while still undergoing treatment. His positive attitude, fighting spirit and courage inspired the team to complete the ride in his honour. Sadly Peter passed away on the 22 August. With this ride a huge amount of $85 000 was raised. In 2006 Peter wrote : “The GISTe2e is very important to me. It’s about contributing to finding a cure, but it is also about showing the kids what their dad was once made of.“

In 2009 another team from 9 different countries gathered in Montreal and cycled a 1000 miles to New York and raised $60 000. Dylan, Peter's son, was only 10 at the time and cycled almost 800 miles.

This year, 2012, Dylan, now 14, is taking on the challenge yet again ,challenging himself and keeping Peter's dream alive.

Thank you for visiting our fundraising page. Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is the most efficient way to support our fundraising efforts.

Many thanks for your support and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too! Follow us during the ride on twitter or facebook.

Help us to keep Peter's vision alive... "To challenge yourself"!

The GISTe2e 2012 Team

www.giste2e.net

Riette Thomas, Dylan Thomas, Wayne Thomas, Bruce Torrey, Peter Campbell, Bob Murray & Marcia Feller, David Hall, Wouter Hansen, Matthias Liebich, Joanne Arnold, Chris Visagie, Ewie Rust, Craig Dunlop, Phil Reunert.

Supporters

Comment Donation
Triathlon TEAM - SJB
$316.00*
Cam Boyd
$50.00
Old Mutual Global In memory of Peter who used to work for Old Mutual - thank you all at OMGlobal in London
$1,533.71*
Anne & Declan Conroy Well done Pete! :-)
$100.00
North London Sally, Francis, Mary, Mary, Marian, Gabby, Lisa, Hutchinson, jones and Rayner families
$222.00
St. John The Baptist School Thank you to all the Year 9 Students who supported Dylan's 1000 mile ride.
$2,160.00*
Anonymous Thank you Shamina Ahmed, Claire Beaumont and Harrison (SJB)
$80.00
bruce torrey Shirt. Finally.
$100.00

$65.00*
Holger Tolle Aktion! Glückwunsch!
$20.00
Anonymous Well done Riette, Dylan and all of you who gave so much of your time in Peter's memory and for a very worthy fight.
$100.00
Central National-Gottesman Friends Support for Phil from the CNG Friends in Purchase, NY
$240.00
Jasmine D Well done for being part of a huge inspiring quest. Have fun Bruce!
$100.00
The London crew Ride team ride Patricia Moore Cath O'Shea Kevin and Tanya Wilson Theresa and Paul Jones Mary Murphy Amanda Emery
$208.00
Jayne K Thinking of you Dylan and like the last time, rather you than me!
$15.00
Chris Hayes Congratulations to you guys for an amazing job.
$30.00
Eddie Barrett Well done Peter to you and all the gang.
$160.00
Chris Nieuwenhuis Zoals beloofd :)
$30.00
John and Debbie Hebert Nice work everyone!
$100.00
Maddie Campbell Well done to all of you! So pleased it has been such a success and you have raised so much money.
$160.00
Sally Foster Fantastic effort, Dylan.. well done! And we'll make sure we buy lots of cakes at Greenfield too! Thinking of you all....
$20.00
Ollie Wright and Family Nice to meet Lauren at Revolution-hope lots of money is raised!
$30.00
Simon & Mary-Jane Carter Great effort Bruce. Thinking of you and Diane. The Carter Family.
$100.00
Paul Clifford-Jones (Oracle) The very best of luck to our colleague Peter Campbell.
$15.00
Meryl Bennan Bruce, I think of Diana often at this time of the year. I’m sure she was with you on your ride! Best, Meryl
$100.00
Anonymous Good Luck Dylan
$20.00
Tom and Paula Hilton Good luck Cousin Brucie and all the other riders!!!
$200.00
Simon Hopper All the best
$75.00
Andrew Watson
$100.00
Marie Houlihan Amazing effort Pete. Keep safe xx
$50.00
Alicia Scales & Family Way to go Bruce!
$100.00
Isla de Principe Eduardo Buena suerte, Buzz. Cuidete y have mucho fun, amigo-mio!
$50.00
Daan en Anette Olivier All the best, thinking of you. Have a lovely time.
$30.00
Kate Mair Good luck Riette & Dylan x
$20.00
Leigh Hibberdine, Pippa Hatch & Family Thank you to the amazing Thomas family & the whole team for all you do for GIST research! Now pedal, pedal, pedal !! x
$100.00
Pauline Hedges Well done you and the family, an inspiration as always to the rest of us.
$15.00
Nicolas van Odijk
$3,000.00
Anonymous
$100.00
Mira Chang BRUCE!!!!!! Good luck, thinking of you.
$100.00
muyldermans marc good luck to all of you - have a safe ride!
$25.00
frans hanson great initiative - keep the spirit high
$65.00
Seamus and Antonia Garvey Best of luck to Pete Campbell and all the team - keep strong on this amazing challenge!
$80.00
Gerry and Pauline Cahill Best of luck!
$50.00
Chris & Karen Stauffer Thank you Bruce and team for all you are doing for this important cause. Good luck!!!
$200.00
Betsy Sam & Jake Thanks for all your support Bruce. Have a great ride!
$200.00
Ashish Kalra Peter Campbell & Team - Good Luck for the upcoming ride. Ride Well, Safe & Strong!! Thinking of you from the Mile high City of Denver, CO
$100.00
Alan and Joanna Kemp C U next year Peter Campbell when you visit us, we hope you cycle as fast as you talk. All Take care.
$80.00
Ann A Good luck Riette
$50.00
Nick Turben Your awesome Bruce!!!
$200.00
Rob Miller & Grass Island Clan Best of luck Bruce. Ride like the wind.
$50.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$20,775
Raised Online
$23,335
Total Raised
$44,110
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