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Brent Goldstein

Help me raise money for First Descents!
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$73,358 raised (105%)
2016 Leadville 100 MTB with Team First Descents

Brent Goldstein

My oldest and best friend, Allan Goldberg, died of cancer in 2008. Following his diagnosis in the summer of 2006, Allan challenged me to spend the winter preparing myself to race in the 2007 Leadville 100 mountain bike race in Leadville, CO. My first reaction was to tell him that he was out of his f*%$ing mind. How the hell could I get myself in shape to ride a mountain bike 100+ miles over 14,000 feet of mountain climbing at altitudes reaching 12,600 feet in one day at nearly 40 years old? However, when he reminded me what chemo and radiation was going to be like for him over the next 6 months, I quickly changed my mind and agreed to do it. At the time, Allan was the Executive Director of First Descents. I loved everything about the mission of this foundation as it combined youth with adventure and the outdoors and, most importantly, a noble purpose . . . to serve a wildly underserved young-adult cancer demographic. If I was going to do this asinine race, I wanted to make a mark. So Allan and I created Team First Descents and rounded up several like-minded (or should I say, out-of-our-minded) individuals to not only join me in Leadville, but to use the race as a platform to raise money for First Descents. Needless to say, I finished that first race in 11 hours and 11 minutes and Team First Descents succeeded in raising over $85,000 for the foundation. Since then, I have finished Leadville another 8 times with a personal best time of 8:54 (and BIG BUCKLE!!) in 2013. More importantly, Team FD Leadville has since surpassed $1MILLION in total funds raised between 2007 and 2015.  This is a very special year for me as I will be racing my 10th Leadville 100 in a quest for the cherished 1,000 mile buckle. I'm hoping to make this an extra special year on the race-course and with this fundraiser, so please DIG DEEP and support us. Thanks!!   Brent
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$64,295 raised (107%)
Help me raise money for 2015 Leadville 100 MTB with Team First Descents

Brent Goldstein

My oldest and best friend, Allan Goldberg, died of cancer in 2008. Following his diagnosis in the summer of 2006, Allan challenged me to spend the winter preparing myself to race in the 2007 Leadville 100 mountain bike race in Leadville, CO. My first reaction was to tell him that he was out of his f*%$ing mind. How the hell could I get myself in shape to ride a mountain bike 100+ miles over 14,000 feet of mountain climbing at altitudes reaching 12,600 feet in one day at nearly 40 years old? However, when he reminded me what chemo and radiation was going to be like for him over the next 6 months, I quickly changed my mind and agreed to do it. At the time, Allan was the Executive Director of First Descents. I loved everything about the mission of this foundation as it combined youth with adventure and the outdoors and, most importantly, a noble purpose . . . to serve a wildly underserved young-adult cancer demographic. If I was going to do this asinine race, I wanted to make a mark. So Allan and I created Team First Descents and rounded up several like-minded (or should I say, out-of-our-minded) individuals to not only join me in Leadville, but to use the race as a platform to raise money for First Descents. Needless to say, I finished that first race in 11 hours and 11 minutes and Team First Descents succeeded in raising over $85,000 for the foundation. Since then, I have finished Leadville another 7 times with a personal best time of 8:54 (and BIG BUCKLE!!) in 2013. More importantly, Team FD Leadville raised over $780,000 more for FD in 2008-2014 and not only am I confident that we can break the $100,000 mark again this summer, but I am thrilled that sometime this summer, Team FD Leadville will hit the $1,000,000 mark since our inception. Please support us. Thanks!!   Brent
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$60,309 raised (101%)

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