Pedal the Cause

I'm riding: PTC Pacer

Team: Gyn Onc Teal on Wheels

ID: 112132

Lifetime total: $815.00


I am riding In Memory of Jerry Mondino.

I am riding In Honor of Sandi Essner, Martha Keegan.

WHY I RIDE

I ride because I have so many friends and family members who have been diagnosed with cancer. Some are still with us, some are not. Those with us still would not be here if it weren't for clinical research, exactly what Pedal the Cause raises money to support. The Siteman Center is on the cutting edge of cancer clinical research. The advances they have made in treating all types of cancer touch lives all over the world. They give hope to the hopeless and more importantly, they give life to many to be able to accomplish great things before leaving this earth. I would be remiss if I didn't mention one of those people by name, Sandi Essner. Sandi and I met in Pharmacy School in 1980. She was always the life of the party, the instigator of all practical jokes and in the middle of any mischief! She got along with everyone and never met a stranger. Thanks to the Siteman Center, she is still all of those things! In fact, she has signed up for her 5th ride this year and raised over $56,000 for the Siteman Center to date. This year, she has pledged to raise $25,000 and I have no doubt she will make that goal! Since Sandi was diagnosed with Stage 4 ovarian cancer in June of 2016, she has devoted her life to staying alive and making a difference in the world of Ovarian Cancer, genetic testing and just cancer in general. She has obtained all of those goals and continues her mission every day. Just google her name and you will get a long list of hits for speaking engagements, news and radio shows and her profiles with Pedal the Cause. In fact, you can visit her page here: www.mypedalthecause.org/riders_profile.jsp?MemberID=95813. As I close, I'm going to attempt to list as many people as I can that have touched my life and have been diagnosed with Cancer. I know I will miss some names of some very special people. I will mark those that died due directly to their diagnosis of cancer. Please help the Siteman Center find treatments and possibly a cure for this insidious disease knowing that 100% of your donation goes to research - not to the CEO or the President of the Board, but to research that one day may save us all.

X Jerry Mondino, X Nettie Mondino, Martha Keegan, Jim Keegan, Sandi Essner, Thelma Garcia, Mike Garcia, X Kim Wilce, Dan Rains, Beth Eisenhauer, X Jody Hogan, Gay McGinty, Barb Hauck, Dick Sherman, Jamie Brockhouse, Julie Netemeyer, Karen Yesinkus, Pam Bohling, Shannon Barker, X Stacy Froschauer


MY PTC HISTORY

2018
2021