Pedal the Cause

I'm riding: 20 miles

Team: Big Ten Bicycling

ID: 109760

Lifetime total: $3,126.00

I am riding In Memory of Eli Abeles.


I am riding In Memory of Eli Abeles.


On September 29th, I will once again proudly join team Big Ten Bicycling as we take on Pedal the Cause. This year I will be joining Danny on the road by doing the 50 mile course. Our team was created last year by Stacy Abeles in honor of her husband, our dear friend Eli, who was diagnosed in September 2017 with stage 4 renal carcinoma (kidney cancer). Eli fought this terrible disease with so much courage. Devastatingly, we lost Eli in September 2018, just 2 weeks before our team's inaugural Pedal the Cause. His passing left a tremendous hole in all of our hearts. This year, we again ride in loving memory of Eli, who lives on in so many ways, including Pedal the Cause and our team's dedication to bringing awareness and raising funds for such a necessary cause.

Pedal the Cause is our region's top cycling event. 100% of participant raised funds goes toward advancing cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children's Hospital (affiliated with Washington University in St. Louis) that benefits cancer patients around the world. With government research dollars stretched thin, funds from Pedal the Cause help fill the critical need for supporting the newest and most innovative research projects that are not yet eligible for federal funding, but show great promise. The hope is that research funded by Pedal the Cause will ultimately lead to a cure for cancer. Your help is crucial to achieving this goal.

Please consider joining our team or supporting our efforts in the form of a donation. Thank you for your support! We couldn't do it without you!

With love,
Jennifer, Danny, Jordan and Emmy