Karen Gjerstad's Fundraising

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Active Fundraising
$5,060.00 Raised Goal $5,000.00

Why I’m Fundraising

As a breast cancer survivor (one year on May 9), I decided to become part of Team LIVESTRONG to make a difference for everyone living with cancer, to empower myself to maintain a positive attitude, to honor my friend Janet (whose life cancer took in January) and my sister-in-law, Debra (2001) AND to get into darn good biking shape! 

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My Donors

  • Shirley Kulevsky
    $50.00
  • Anonymous
    $133.00
  • Anonymous
    $40.00
  • Karen Gjerstad
    $25.00
  • Jeff Mulder
    $100.00
  • Allyson Perling
    $72.00
  • Karen Gjerstad
    $20.00
  • Anonymous
    $25.00
  • Ann Gjerstad
    $125.00
  • Karen Colbert
    $100.00
  • David Hoden
    $50.00

    I'll be sending good thoughts your way! I know this will be an awesome experience for you! May you look forward to each new year of being cancer free.
    David Hoden

  • Pamela Sulmer
    $25.00
  • William Thomas
    $100.00

    Have a great ride!

  • John Owens
    $100.00

    Good luck, Karen! We're behind you

  • Karen Gjerstad
    $65.00
  • Michael Nelson
    $50.00
  • Karen Gjerstad
    $20.00
  • Bob Roscoe
    $50.00
  • Jonathan Riehle
    $25.00

    We hope a wonderful time on the ride. We have heard that rather than getting into better shape, some riders actually gain weight during the RAGBRAI (too many stops for pie, apparently). Here's hoping you stick to only the optimal number of pie stops for building muscle, but only muscle! -Jon Riehle (who wrote this message) and Angela Bohmann

  • Shellina Scheiner
    $25.00

    Karen,

  • Mrs. Mary Owens Neal
    $50.00

    Karen, Best wishes for a great ride across Iowa! You are an inspiration to many of us.

  • Anonymous
    $100.00
  • Elyse Robinowitz
    $180.00
  • Dave, Jess, and Noah Greenstein-Sheppard
    $100.00

    RAGBRAI! Say hi to Mr. Porkchop for us!

  • Michele Rusinko
    $25.00

    I am so proud of you Karen. LiveStrong is an amazing organization. I will be with you in spirit!

  • Mariette Amundson
    $20.00
  • Joey Utvik
    $100.00
  • Siana Goodwin
    $50.00
  • Steven D. Norton
    $75.00
  • Berneen R. Rudolph
    $50.00
  • Nance Alexander
    $50.00
  • MARIANNE MARTENS
    $25.00
  • Annette Jacob
    $15.00
  • Anders & Christine Christensen
    $100.00
  • Delores (Dee) E. Dolny
    $50.00
  • Harriet Guthertz
    $25.00
  • Faye & Wilt Berger
    $50.00
  • Adele O. Brown
    $50.00
  • Leslie E. Martin
    $18.00
  • Karen Gjerstad
    $10.20
  • RICK LINSK
    $36.00

    Nancy and I say go, Karen, go!! You rock.

  • Cynthia Brady
    $50.00

    Karen: game, set, match!

  • Debra Krawetz
    $50.00

    I look forward to training with you after June 8th, any day!

  • Anonymous
    $200.00
  • Anonymous
    $200.00
  • Karen Gjerstad
    $25.00

    Donation from Gail Gendler

  • Pat Jensen
    $25.00
  • Diana Berndt
    $25.00
  • Denise C. Scharlemann
    $50.00
  • Gloria and Bill Levin
    $100.00
  • Cherie and Thomas Burke
    $30.00

    Karen,
    We wish you the best as you train for this event. Go get'em!

  • David and Stephanie Maggitt
    $100.00
  • Sue Stein
    $50.00
  • Christine Till
    $50.00
  • Dee Albert
    $50.00

    You Go Girl!!

  • Pam Leeds-Ragborg
    $18.00
  • Laura dotzenrothLauraDotzenroth
    $50.00
  • Gloria Cramer
    $25.00

    Way to go, Karen!! Best wishes on the training and ride!!

  • Steven Gjerstad
    $100.00
  • Janice Rasmussen
    $25.00

    Karen- Supporting your journey, literally & figuratively. Always, Janice

  • alison greene
    $50.00

    Wow Karen. I am blown away by this and wish you all the best. I am so glad you have this wonderful goal and that I can help a tiny bit. xoxo

  • Karen Gjerstad
    $25.00

    Donation from Penny Prudhomme

  • Marilyn Reiter
    $25.00

    The ride and the fund raising goal are impressive and so are you.

  • Nancy Lawrence
    $25.00

    Have fun with your training and ride!

  • Kathleen Hanson
    $50.00

    The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. ~C.C. Scott
    You go girl!

  • Cathy Ruther
    $50.00
  • Charlotte Hanley-Jacobson
    $100.00
  • Shelley Robbins
    $18.00

    Karen, Congratulations on reaching this important milestone in your health and continuing your healing quest.

  • Kathy Hoffman
    $50.00

    Good Luck, Karen.

  • Elizabeth Lee
    $100.00

    Way to go Karen!! May the wind be at your back the whole way!

  • Jeri Glick-Anderson
    $118.00
  • Liz Stein
    $50.00

    Karen,
    Good luck and I am thrilled to support you on the bike ride through Iowa.
    Liz Stein

  • Verena Van Fleet
    $25.00
  • Beatrice spector
    $36.00

    CYCLING THE MILES AND CYCLING THROUGH EACH DAY, EACH YEAR OF RECOVERY. HOPE IT GOES WELL FOR YOU

  • Mandy Roll-Kuhne
    $18.00
  • Anonymous
    $42.80
  • Elizabeth Cantrell
    $30.00
  • Anonymous
    $25.00
  • tersenia schuett
    $25.00

    May Janet's spirit be the wind at your back.

  • Alena Simon
    $40.00
  • Peggy Goldfine
    $100.00

    May you go from strength to strength!

  • Ann Wood
    $25.00
  • Deborah Frishberg
    $50.00

    Have a great ride, may the the tail wind be with you!

  • Jan Frisch
    $20.00
  • Karen Gjerstad
    $25.00
  • CArl Cohen
    $100.00

    Love you, Karen. Please note Iowa is NOT flat!
    Carl and Wendy

  • Anonymous
    $15.00
  • Celita Levinson
    $150.00
  • John Erler
    $25.00
  • Ann Kimberly
    $20.00
  • Anonymous
    $25.00