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2015 Bike Ride - Dr. Gabus Returns To The RAGBRAI

ride 2015For the past 20 years Dr. Jan Gabus, Menlo Park Dentist, has taken a weeklong bicycle ride for fun, but also to raise funds for two local foundations. Many of his patients, friends and business associates have helped him raise money for both with pledges for his bike rides and for “Miles For Smiles”.

This year he returned to Iowa and raised more than $15,000 from his ride in the RAGBRAI, scene of his first fundraising bike rides. Sponsored by the Des Moines Register newspaper, RAGBRAI (Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa) is the oldest, largest and longest bicycle-touring event in the world. The 7-day RAGBRAI winds through small towns and cornfields for 468 miles, and is a slice of Americana, from Sioux City to Davenport. “I did this ride in 1994, 1995 and 2011, and this year it did not disappoint. I’m originally from Nebraska, and it’s a nostalgic return to my Midwestern roots,” he added.

 “I had hoped to raise $10,000 this year, but when we tallied all of the contributions, they totaled more than $15,000,” he said. “It’s amazing how doing something you love and enjoy can help others.”

Over the years, he has raised over $110,000 for the Menlo Park Kiwanis Club Foundation, which provides college scholarships for Menlo Atherton High School graduates and supports many community organizations.

During the past 7 years, and this year, he has raised more than $92,000 for the Mid-Peninsula Dental Health Foundation (MPDHF). MPDHF has provided low-cost dental care for the working poor, many of whom do not have dental insurance or government assistance, for over 45 years. “Last year MPDHF provided more than $25,000 worth of care right here in our area, helping children and adults ‘keep on smiling’.  And, as one of the dentists providing care, helping them makes me smile, too,” said Dr. Gabus.

"People of all ages can feel at ease when visiting Dr. Gabus. Whether it's for a cleaning or filling, I can guarantee you'll be in good hands."
- ML, Redwood CIty
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