I'm riding: Metric Century

Team: Ride BBD

ID: 111078

Lifetime total: $5,171.00

Start time: 07:30 AM

I am riding In Memory of Gail & Sam Vandover, Gary Davis, Christy Arneson Hanson.

I am riding In Honor of Kathleen Kovacs & Tracy Vandover.


I ride in order to raise cancer awareness. I have lost both of my parents (Sam Vandover in 2013 & Gail Vandover in 2018) to this horrible disease. My wife, Tracy, is a breast cancer survivor and many more of our family & close friends have been affected by this disease. I choose to draw a line in the sand and help in the fight to find a cure!

I will be riding in support of Kathleen Kovacs, Tracy Vandover, Doug Mars, and our 'Ride for a Child' young friend & warrior Landon who is 13 years old and currently battling Leukemia.

Our Ride for a Child warrior:
Landon loves movies, playing Uno, riding his bike, and swimming. He is a huge fan of Woody & Buzz Light Year and the Green Bay Packers. Since birth, Landon has lived with Down Syndrome and the different world that presents. Because of this, Landon has had the opportunity to be a shining light to so many hurting people. Landon shows Christ-Centered, unconditional love to everyone. This new diagnosis of Leukemia might be seen as an obstacle, but his family is looking at it as an opportunity to reach out and spread even more love to people they might not have ever been exposed to. This ?setback? will be worth the fight!

I am proud to once again join Team Ride BBD for this year's 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.

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.

Please consider making a donation to this cause. With your help, I am confident that we will beat this disease!My Link