I'm riding: PTC Classic

Team: Big Ten Bicycling

ID: 109741

Lifetime total: $77,750.81

Start time: 9:00 AM - Wave 1

I am riding In Memory of Eli Abeles.


I am proud to join Pedal the Cause in the fight against cancer. Pedal the Cause is more than the region's top cycling event. It's a way of life, a celebration, and a movement fueled by the courage to end cancer.

I will be pedaling in memory of my husband and best friend, Eli, who was diagnosed with stage 4 renal carcinoma in September 2017. Eli worked tirelessly to kick cancer's ass and was treated at Siteman Cancer Center. We were so fortunate to have Siteman in our backyard with the top oncology researchers, physicians and medical teams. Sadly, Eli's courageous battle ended on Monday, September 10, 2018 just 1 year and 4 days after he was diagnosed. We now ride in his memory.

Currently there is no cure for kidney cancer. It takes world-class research to create a world without cancer. Please help me in this journey by donating to my ride, and give with confidence knowing that 100% of your donation will go directly to accelerating cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Thank you on behalf of Eli, our families and all those impacted by cancer.