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8th Annual Mountains to the Desert Bike Ride
At 8:00 a.m. on September 24, 2011, we will take part in the grueling, 8th Annual Mountains to the Desert Ride. A spectacular, one day, bicycle ride from Telluride, Colorado to Gateway, Colorado. Our objective is to help with a great cause, complete the challenge, have some serious fun, and help raise $80,000 for the benefit of Just For Kids Foundation.

100% of all tax deductible funds donated by you, via your favorite rider, will go to Just For Kids Foundation; 100% of those funds will be matched by the Carstens Family, and 100% of the total raised will go directly to the regional organizations and individuals that offer critical programming for our youth.

A heartfelt thank you to our fabulous event sponsors who generously donate prizes, provide services, volunteer, and also write checks.

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Total Donations: $86,380

Goal: $80,000

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Contributor Amount Comment
Mary Lou Dion $25.00 "Go, Vicki! Thank you so much for caring so deeply for the children!"
Ward Tinney $50.00 "Good riding Vicki!"
Susan Cruver $25.00 "Safe travels and great success, Vic!"
Pam Wirth $25.00 "You go, girl! It's teachers like you who make all the difference for our kids."
Rosemerry Trommer $25.00 "Vicki, you are an inspiration. I personally have benefitted both from JFK and from your involvement in it. It's a pleasure to have the chance to support you, too. "
Brenda & Coen Dexter $100.00 "Vicki, You are AWESOME!!!!!!!! Love you, Brenda & Coen"
John Fish $25.00 "Good job!! Go Vicki"
Tom and Carla Gerber $100.00 "Go for Kam; Great Cause. Love Papa and Mimi"
Brittany Hibbert $25.00 "Way to Go!!! We will be there to help support you. Thanks so much for all you do!"
Katherine Green $250.00 "See Peter go!"
Christopher Pucillo $500.00 "Good Luck!"
Ulli Sir Jesse $50.00 "Hope you have a great ride...... Thanks for all you do for the kids in this region. Love, Ulli"
Lisa Voag $100.00 "Good luck to you Roy. I'm sure 135 miles will be a slice a cake for you. Your a good man and doctor."
Janet and Pete Fox $50.00 "Good luck on the big ride. Thanks for letting us know about this worthy cause."
Eric Brantingham $50.00 "Go, John GO!! Proud of your training and new found committment to the bike! "
Brian Hoefling $50.00 "Ride Hard, Ride Fast, Ride Strong!"
Dan Lillard $100.00 "You go cuz!"
lisa hogan $500.00 "Cheering for you and for Just For Kids Foundation, too! Lisa&Joe, Ty, Jason,Niclisa"
Linda Avery $100.00 "Good luck Doug!! We know you will easily acomplish this ride."
riley murphy $100.00 "Wow...very impressive for a guy over 40!!! "
bryan luther $50.00 "Ride like the wind, brother!"
Curtis Odom $100.00 "Saddle sores are a BITCH"
Curtis Odom $100.00 "Best of luck to Debra and all participating in this great event.....and cudos to Eric F who has once again made this happen"
Julie Siegel $250.00 "Burn it up Stevie! I appreciate all J4K does for the kids."
jay toole Hidden "wish i could join you.....or maybe not.good luck"
William C. Lewis $500.00 "Go gettem Larry! Wish I were riding with you. Bill"
Robyn Pale $25.00 "Good Luck Rick!!"
George Harvey $100.00 "Ride on Erik! George & Becky"
Glen Mcleod $100.00 "Way to go tough guy!!! Will be thinking of you as I have a little champagne for breakfast!!"
Diana Grubbs $100.00 "Sounds pretty crazy, but for a great cause! Have fun!"
William Lewis $500.00 "Go Gettem Erik. I promise to ride with you next year! Bill & Rick"
John Mansfield $250.00 "may the road be smooth, the wind behind you and NO FLATS."
Marty Schmalz $100.00 "Ride hard, enjoy. Thanks for raising money for the kids in our region. Rick and Marty"
Nana Naisbitt $50.00 "Go Erik!"
Thomas Henriksen $100.00 "Good luck Andrya. Hope you make the entire 135 miles. I know you have the spirit! Your cousin Tom Henriksen & family"
Jennifer Dinsmore $40.00 "Good luck Steve! Have Fun"
Linda Holsey $100.00 "Good Luck on your ride. It is an admirable thing that you are doing"
katja wichland $100.00 "go eric!!! hand in there in la sal!!!"
Joanna Brown $250.00 "Go Baby Go!"
Mike Shimkonis $100.00 "Let 'er rip!"
Liza Tanguay $40.00 "Love your dedication to JFK. Good luck on the ride."
Kurt Huppert $100.00 "Have a great and safe ride!"
Amy and Tim Cannon $10.00 "Go Erik! See you there. Thanks for all you and Josephine do to help children in our community."
Donna Callejon $250.00 "Allison - kick ass for kids! love you! dc"
melinda wolff $250.00 "You go girl!!!! Linda"
David Adamson $25.00 "Hope you get a sore butt! Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. "
Charles Pitman $100.00 "My favorite rescue buddy! You go mate!"
Erik Fallenius $200.00 "Yeah Tim"
Stuart Brown $25.00 "Go Tim!"
Amy Cannon $25.00 "Go get 'em Honey!"
John Pryor $100.00 "Way to go Stu! have fun... jp"
Michael Powers $50.00 "This is a great thing you are doing, Rube. I hope the trip goes well. Good luck."
David Homer $100.00 "Kick ass!"
Tim Cannon $25.00 "Go Stuart! I look forward to riding your rear wheel the whole way!"
Herb McHarg $10.00 "Thanks for doing this for the kids . . . you're a good man, man."
Steve Tindall $25.00 "Pedal for the medal!"
Estella Large $100.00 "Enjoy the ride Les, Ed, Jack and Beck! Love Mickie "
Margie Huebner $100.00 "I am so proud of you Sweetie, ride like the wind!"
Stuart Brown $500.00 "Way to Go, Julia!"
Stuart Brown $135.00 "Go Fast Josh"
Dan Henschel $50.00 "Good Luck, Honey! We will be there to cheer you on! Dan, Eva and Leif"
James Gallagher $100.00 "Go Upper Elks"
katja wichland $50.00 "Go Erika!!!!!! so proud of you!!! you will do great :)"
dan gilbert $100.00 "Don't fall in the creek"
bruce wright $100.00 "u go girl!"
Sam Wood $30.00 "good luck! "
meg bodnar $25.00 "Good luck, Erika! Have a smooth ride!!"
Beth Grzesiak $50.00 "Wow! If this is the same or similar to the drive you & Dan took us on to Moab, we are all impressed!! Madi said she hopes the road isn't closed for "rock blasting"!! Good luck from the Grzesiaks."
Peter Welles $250.00 "Will be a piece of cake for ya!"
Kristan Henderson $40.00 "Go Lenny! We love you!!! Sissy"
Kent Leinbach $50.00 "You rock! Kill those climbs."
Victoria Chia $100.00 "Good luck, Milbert! You will do great. I'll be routing for you from afar in Avon. "
jesse mctigue $25.00 "Go Steve! will miss it this year--in Peru! Already can't wait for next year to participate!"
David Bryant $200.00 ""knock it out" Erika "
George Hoffman $300.00 "Ride strong, George!"
Pat and Deanna Drew $50.00 " Go for it Erika! Have a beautiful ride!! Pat, Deanna, Wylee and Gunnar"
Huebner John $50.00 "Eric, I am glad to have the opportunity to support your ride! Way to go towards your goals. John H"
Gretchen Wells $250.00 "Thanks for doing this every year for our kids. It is a wonderful event. Good Luck, Gretchen and Jim Wells"
Anonymous $100.00 "thanks for keeping us more aware, even if some of that awareness includes knowing what a couch i am becoming. stay hydrated!"
Onsight Builders Inc borof $100.00 "donated for rider josh borof"
Janett & Franz Weber $250.00 "Erik, I applaud and admire what you do for everyone - have a safe ride and hope to join you in the future. Good luck, Franz and family "
Sage Martin $25.00 "Go Steve!"
Elizabeth Farrar $250.00 "Better you than us Erika, Craig & Betsy"
Rebecca Oldani $3,000.00 "Hi Eric and Josephine, I'm sorry the ride won't happen for me this year. Had a wonderful trip with Bertrand and Laura and they say hi! I know Laura misses you both terribly but they are doing well. Have a wonderful and safe ride for Just For Kids!"
Jessica Bena $50.00 "Wish I could be there with you! Have a great ride!"
Jessica Bena $50.00 "Good luck! Maybe next year I can join you guys."
jan herrick $100.00 "Go Kameron!!!"
keeling warburton $50.00 "Enjoy ~ ride with caution for my daughter and grands!!"
Kenneth Chia $100.00 "Good luck Erika! (From the rest of the Chias.)"
Wendy & Charles Fuchs $100.00 "Ride like the wind for the kids!"
Linda Davenport $50.00 "Hey Babe, You make my heart happy. Love, Mom "
Becky Hannian $50.00 "Have a great fun ride Tim! :)"
Elaine Demas $50.00 "I'm hoping for a glorious day for you Steve."
Tish Basford $25.00 "Go Erika Go!!!"
randy kuehn $20.00 "Godd Luck to all ... Be Safe ...Much Love."
GERBER CONSTRUCTION $100.00 "We are so proud of you! You Rock! Love Greyson, Allegra and Dave"
Sid Border $100.00 "Those are 3 great causes. Ride like the wind fats"
Steven Siegel $100.00 "Go Steve! Happy Birthday UMC Staff"
Lynn Bloomfield $30.00 "Way to go John, Mom and Dad."
JOAN ROBINS $100.00 "GO SAUNDERS TEAM....GO.....MAKE US PROUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Jodie & Bruce Wright $100.00 "Good luck and have fun!! Hey, how about hooking up Paypal to these donation pages?"
Barbara Humphries Hidden "John, You are riding for a good cause. Let me know how the ride went,"
Annie Carlson Hidden "Have a great ride for a great cause!"
Chris Jalonen $25.00 "Great to see you doing this again. Good luck!"
Mark Galbo $100.00 "See you at the gig. Play a song"
T Biafore $25.00 "Thanks for riding, Steve! Ride safe! "
Fran Doggrell $100.00 "Thank you Josephine & Erik!"
Liberty Bell Electric $100.00 "Good luck on meeting your goal, and best wishes for this worthy cause "
Julie Siegel $250.00 "Steve's match for: Jesse, Jeannie, Lanie, Sage, Tanya & Judy's donation. Thanks"
Liza Tanguay $20.00 "Good Luck Blake!!"
Rebecca Richardson $40.00 "Go Kam! So proud of you! "
Steven Siegel $50.00 "Susan Rice's donation to Vicki. "You are an inspiration to our children, our community and the best Small Library in America."
Steven Siegel $50.00 "Susan Rice's donation for Steve. "You have been my mentor in my professional life and in my journey to become a healthy board memmber. Thank you for all you do for all our communities.""
ashley bradley $500.00 "UNBELIEVABLE!!! TONS OF FUN!!! GOOD LUCK GUYS!!!"
Steve and Kristine Hilbert $100.00 "Stu, SO inspired by your journey! We are cheering for you! Steve and Kristine"
Mark Ulness $50.00 "Good luck on the bike trip! You are doing something really great and a real example for your children. "
Colin Regnier $250.00 "Let's go Erik!"
Anonymous $50.00 "Need a passenger? - Bo Hugo"
Hilary Soules $25.00 "So proud of you Erika! Good luck!"
Megan Goodrich $50.00 "Good luck girlfriend!!"
Jennifer Mueffelmann $30.00 "What a great ride and a great cause.....have fun Erika!"
jonette bronson $100.00 "GO ANDY/CODY!"
April Montgomery $20.00 "April & Kelvin wish you endless oxygen and unlimited energy!"
Michele Ulness $75.00 "D-E-T-E-R-M-I-N-A-T-I-O-N ! We're cheering you on! What a great way to be healthy, happy, and give back to your community. Yay!!! Love, Steve and Michele"
Sara and chaf Chaffin $50.00 "Girls kick but!!!"
Joanna Brown $250.00 "We're so proud of you Daddy!! Stu, Keo, Clara and Ly"
Ruth Kreiger $50.00 "Go Ericka! xx, Ruth"
Kristin Metheny $25.00 "Well Done, Erika!!! I'm proud of you."
john gilbert $40.00 "I'm so honored to be the final $40 bucks......congratulations Erika, you're a great person, mother and sister. Sorry I'm so last minute."
marilyn Eid $50.00 "Congratulations ERIKA. Sorry I had not seen the email sooner. Glad it went well. Marilyn Eid"
ruth and Mel huebner $100.00 "Congratulations on a successful ride"
Scott Chambers $50.00 "Better late than never, I hope, and I hope it was a great ride!"
Mark Frankmann $25.00 "Fantastic event! Great organization, great cause and great vibe! Very honored to have had a small part in this years event."
Meghan Tally $25.00 "Way to go, Erika! Pretty awesome =) Hugs from London! "
cynthia eckhoff $40.00 "NICE Work Kam!! "
diane mccarthy $25.00 "Congatulations--have been in scotland and not aware of this trip until recently--great sport! "
Sarah Dale $50.00 "Nice going Erika!"
SCOTT WICKLESS $250.00 "Great stuff Steve!!!"
Bill Varley $75.00 "Great job!"
Amy McBride $35.00 "Thanks for all you do for the kids."
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