Ride Updates: National Brain Tumor Ride

Sunday, May 15, 2022, Waltham, MA


Thank you to the National Brain Tumor Ride Volunteer Planning Committee. These volunteers work relentlessly year long to realize the mission of the National Brain Tumor Society. If you are interested in getting involved with the Ride committee, contact Rachel at rschultz@braintumor.org today.

  • Steven Branfman, Team Kermit, Massachusetts, Ride Co-Chair
    Member Since: 2011
    I ride in honor and memory of: Jared Branfman
  • Michael Corkin, Massachusetts, Ride Co-Chair
  • Rick Mines, Team Jeff, Massachusetts, Ride Co-Chair
    Member Since: 2010
    I ride in loving memory of my dad and role model: Jeffrey Mines
  • Tom Bird, Team Food Baby, Oregon
  • Glen Clobens, Oregon
  • Bill Coffman, Team Coffman, Florida
  • Jodie Coffman, Team Coffman, Florida
  • AJ Colaizzi, RedHotBuffs, Colorado
    Member Since: 2020
    I ride in honor of: James Harvey, Pete Kelleher, Leslie Bohm, and Tim Friedrich
  • Lindsay Corkin, Massachusetts
  • Mark Corner, Massachusetts
  • Christiana Dikun, Connecticut
  • Alicia Eberle, Massachusetts
    Member Since: 2007
    I ride in honor of: My mother, Joan Eberle
  • Eric Gormley, New Jersey
  • Jessica Giunta, Team Pokraka, Massachusetts
    Member Since: 2014
    I ride in memory of: Earl Pokraka
  • Daniel Kelly, Team Erin, Massachusetts
  • Walter Kuhns, Massachusetts
  • Joel  Loitherstein, Massachusetts
  • Barbara Mines, Team Jeff, Massachusetts
  • Jeffrey West, Team Kermit, Massachusetts
  • Anne Wilson Yu, Team Trails for Travis, Massachusetts

Monthly Chair Update

Greetings and welcome to the National Brain Tumor Society and our signature cycling event, the National Brain Tumor Ride. You wouldn’t be here if you didn’t have a connection to the brain tumor community. Perhaps you’re a patient, you have a friend or family member who is undergoing treatment, you’re a caregiver, or, sadly, you know someone who has passed away from brain cancer. Whatever your connection is, the National Brain Tumor Ride can be your vehicle to support this cause. By joining our event, you will be contributing to the ongoing and relentless work that the National Brain Tumor Society does on a daily basis. Work like:

  • Helping to launch a new multi-drug clinical trial for pediatric brain tumor patients
  • Initiating a new research program that will bring forward a new class of drugs for children and adults, leading to new clinical trials
  • Hosting monthly virtual Brain Tumor Support Conversations

None of this work would be possible without your support of the National Brain Tumor Society. So join us as a rider or a volunteer. Put your connection to the brain tumor community in the wheelhouse of the National Brain Tumor Ride. With your feet on the pedals pushing the rubber on the road, you’ll be changing lives. And, as a bonus, you’ll feel good doing it.

May 15 will be here before we know it. Looking forward to seeing you on the road to finding a cure.

All our best,
Steven Branfman, Michael Corkin, & Rick Mines
2022 National Brain Tumor Ride co-chairs