Give to Cleveland Clinic


Team Fundraising Goal: $20,000.00

Total Number of Gifts: 71
Total Value of Gifts: $13,411.01

Recent Donors


Nancy Seelbach

Shiawassee Family YMCA

Renegade Harley Davidson


Donna Detwiler

Cortland Moose Lodge 1012

Angela Radel


Doris Metzenroth

Full Donor List Opens new window.Full Donor List



67 percent of goal achieved.


It was January, 2012 when I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a rare and incurable blood cancer. As the reality of my cancer began to unfold throughout the course of my treatment, it became monumentally evident how much of an impact this disease would have on my life. Following my diagnosis, I completed nine radiation treatments, five months of IV chemotherapy, Vertebroplasty surgery for the five compression fractures in my spine in December, and a Stem Cell Transplant in July. I am currently on a two year program to receive bi-weekly chemotherapy injections. The "cost of cancer" is unimaginable both in terms of the physical and mental effect it unleashes on your body - in addition to the financial burden associated with transplants, treatments, medications, and hospitalization. On top of these medical costs, cancer patients and their families are also presented with ancillary costs (travel, lodging, parking, food, etc.) all while in the midst of trying to win the biggest battle of their lives.

Fortunately, my wife and I have insurance and the means to pay for the costs associated with my cancer. However, the more time I spent confined to the walls of the hospital, the more time I spent wondering what would happen if we didn't have those means? In talking with my oncologist and social worker, I learned some cancer patients have to forego crucial treatments and procedures because they cannot afford them. What really struck a cord with me was my encounter with a 45 year old mother of five, a fellow Multiple Myeloma patient, who needed a stem cell transplant. Sadly enough, she was unable to get the transplant because her husband lost his job and they could not afford the co-payment. While I realize hospitals and some drug companies can help in reducing the costs of this procedure, it still isn't free and it still is not affordable for some. This was a harsh reality for me to grasp.

From personal experience, I can tell you having cancer is a never-ending battle plagued by constant worry, fear, stress and anxiety. After speaking with the mother of five, I decided I wanted to help alleviate some of the stress and anxiety resulting from the financial burdens so I created the motorcycle ride, Ride For A Purpose. Beginning July 6th, I will begin a 6,000 mile journey to raise awareness and support for Multiple Myeloma. The ride will include various stops at YMCAs and Harley Davidson Dealerships to educate the public on Multiple Myeloma and rally support to help cancer patients pay for ancillary costs. Riders, too will be encouraged to help raise money. Please note 100% of all proceeds will be donated to Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute and will help individuals with all types of cancer not just Multiple Myeloma .

I proudly invite you to support Multiple Myeloma patients and welcome you to join Ride For A Purpose so you can tell others you Rode for A Purpose! Please share this event and website with family, friends and co-workers! For additional information, please contact me at

My deepest appreciation and most sincere gratitude,

Steve Alexander,
Riding For A Purpose


Guest Book

If you would like, you can add your name and a short message to our Guest Book. Thank you.

Sign the Guest Book

Records 1 - 25 of 1,001+

Sat, Jun 24, 2017
The tips is really interesting.
My homepage ... pc ( %url )

Sat, Jun 24, 2017
Cool webpage you possess going here.
Also visit my website; melissa shoes ( %url )

Niki Crowther
Sat, Jun 24, 2017
Thanks regarding supplying many of these amazing subject material.
My web-site Download Jav Online Free - JavPlay ( %url )

Traci Dearborn
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
_________ _______ ___________ _________ ( %url )

Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Keep up the helpful job and generating the group!
My website te nero ( %url )

Latrice Stephenson
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Great website! It looks very professional! Maintain the helpful job!
Review my web-site: details ( %url )

Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Appreciate it for sharing your cool web-site.
My webpage - _____ ( %url )

Fri, Jun 23, 2017
I love looking at your internet site. Cheers!
Also visit my site platform heels ( %url )

Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Hiya, tidy web site you possess presently.
Also visit my web page: ao thun gia si ( %url )

Thu, Jun 22, 2017
Thanks, this site is really practical.
My web blog - Download Jav Online Free - JavPlay ( %url )

Kathrin Nibbi
Thu, Jun 22, 2017
thank so much for your site it aids a great deal.
my page; Streaming Hentai Online Free ( %url )

Porter Warkentin
Thu, Jun 22, 2017
Good way of explaining, and fastidious article to take information regarding my presentation focus, which i am going to present in school.
Here is my site :: pandora bracelet rose gold and Silver ( %url )

Thu, Jun 22, 2017
I appreciate the details on your websites. Cheers.
Feel free to surf to my website: t_i _ây ( %url )

Thu, Jun 22, 2017
Great internet site! It looks really professional! Maintain the helpful job!
Take a look at my weblog; Watch Jav Online Free ( %url )

Thu, Jun 22, 2017
thank a lot for your website it helps a lot.
Feel free to visit my webpage Streaming Jav Online Free - JavPlay ( %url )

Thu, Jun 22, 2017
Love the site-- extremely individual friendly and great deals to see!
my web blog ... 7 Minute Mindfulness scam ( %url )

Thu, Jun 22, 2017
I delight in the details on your web site. Thanks a lot!
My web page college writing book ( %url )

Christen Amies
Thu, Jun 22, 2017
It hurts individuals." Remember you are the most influential part of your child's life. In 2001 Sheen started out the New Millennium by moving from movies to television. All kids want an Apple ipad and Family members using.
my web-site ... accompagnatrici ( %url )

Wed, Jun 21, 2017
Thanks a lot! It is definitely an superb web-site!
my website ... Streaming Jav Online Free - JavPlay ( %url )

Wed, Jun 21, 2017
b_n c_n gi_i pháp xây nhà tr_ Bày trí các v_t d_ng trang trí n_i th_t trong nhà không ch_ __ làm cho ngôi nhà tr_ nên g_n gàng, thông thoáng mà vi_c làm này c̣n có tác d_ng ti_t ki_m chi phí.._ có ph_i b_n _ang c_n chúng tôi t_ v_n theo tiêu chu_n b_ xây nhà ( %url ) xây d_ng nhà _ c_a b_ xây d_ng xây d_ng Nguyên B_n tin không? Có nh_ng _i_u b_n t__ng ch_ng nh_ không th_, _ó là lư do __ T_ v_n xây nhà tr_n gói liên t_c g_i __n b_n nh_ng thông tin t_ v_n xây nhà __p giá r_ nh_m giúp b_n luôn hài ḷng v_i n_i ḿnh s_ng. B́nh Thu_n th́ khi c_n t́m b_n s_ r_t d_ dàng, không ph_i m_t th_i gian, không c_n b_i chúng lên m_t cách th_t l_n x_n.,._ cty xây d_ng
t_ v_n xây bi_t th_

Elissa Schroder
Wed, Jun 21, 2017
The material is extremely interesting.
My web blog - tung kinh sam hoi hong danh ( %url )

Wed, Jun 21, 2017
Appreciate it! This is an impressive website.
my web page; promoting your music ( %url )

Wed, Jun 21, 2017
I seldom comment, but i did some searching and wound up here Cleveland Clinic. And I do have a couple of questions for you if you usually do not mind. Could it be simply me or does it seem like a few of the responses look like coming from brain dead folks? :-P And, if you are writing at other places, I would like to follow everything fresh you have to post. Could you make a list of every one of your public pages like your linkedin profile, Facebook page or twitter feed?
Feel free to visit my web blog :: Online Program ( %url )

Roseann Wetter
Wed, Jun 21, 2017
Greetings from Idaho! I'm bored at work so I decided to browse your site on my iphone during lunch break. I really like the knowledge you present here and can't wait to take a look when I get home. I'm amazed at how fast your blog loaded on my mobile .. I'm not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyhow, great blog!
Also visit my web site :: web domain name registration ( %url )

Wed, Jun 21, 2017
Regards for sharing this cool websites.
Also visit my weblog Nonton Anime Subtitle Indonesia ( %url )

Records 1 - 25 of 1,001+

If you think this page contains objectionable content, please inform the system administrator.