Pedal the Cause


Team: Powered by Hope

ID: 112491

Lifetime total: $5,606.00

I am riding In Memory of Rona Gitelson.

I am riding In Honor of Danielle Braunstein, Carole & Irwin Braunstein.


Although the world is different, what remains the same is the support Pedal the Cause needs to continue funding life-saving cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children?s Hospital. Will you join me in supporting them?

Why is this so personal? Four years ago I fought for my life due to a life threatening brain tumor and complications following two emergency surgeries. Through it all, my family never heard the word cancer. My tumor was non-cancerous and for that, I am grateful. Unfortunately, too many others in my life (and yours) have not been as fortunate. Knowing how this permanently impacted my life - without the added effects of chemo and radiation ? I?m once again joining the Powered By Hope team to help create a world without cancer because I can!

As much as I want to list the name of everyone in my life who have fought the battle (or continues to fight), my list is way too long so I?ll name just two: my mom Rona Gitelson (z?l) who twice fought so courageously, teaching us how to live each day with dignity and hope, and my daughter Danielle who fought so hard and now uses her experience to help other childhood cancer patients. Because of the research funded by others, St. Louis Children?s hospital saved her life - now let?s save others.

I hope you will support me, or any other participant, in this year?s event which takes place on Sept 26th & 27th. Cancer doesn?t stop because of COVID so neither can we. Together we will save lives.