Pedal the Cause

I'm riding: 20 miles

Team: Big Ten Bicycling

ID: 109765

Lifetime total: $4,503.00

I am riding In Memory of Eli Abeles.

I am riding In Honor of Dear friends currently battling this terrible disease.


This September, I will once again proudly join team Big Ten Bicycling as we participate in Pedal the 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.

Our team was created last year as a way to honor our dear friend, Eli Abeles, who was diagnosed in September 2017 with stage 4 renal carcinoma (kidney cancer). Eli fought this terrible disease so bravely, but his fight ended in September 2018, when Eli passed away just 2 weeks before our team's inaugural Pedal the Cause event. This year, we will be riding in loving memory of Eli, who lives on in so many ways, including through Big Ten Bicycling's dedication to this tremendous cause.

Please consider joining our team or supporting our efforts in the form of a donation. Contact me with any questions or to learn about the ways you and maybe your family too (!) can participate, or donate whatever you can here. Thank you for your support!