Pedal the Cause


Team: Powered by Hope

ID: 112491

Lifetime total: $2,765.00

I am riding In Memory of Rona Gitelson.

I am riding In Honor of Danielle Braunstein.


Three 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. The tumor I had was non-cancerous and for that, I am so grateful. Unfortunately too many others in my life (and yours) have not been as fortunate. Knowing how this permanently impacted by life - without the added effects of chemo and radiation - I decided to join the Powered By Hope team to help create a world without cancer BECAUSE I CAN!

Unfortunately, as much as I want to list the name of every one in my life that has fought the battle (or continues to fight), my list is way too long. However, I must mention two very special individuals, my daughter (Danielle) who fought so hard and now uses her experience to help other childhood cancer patients and my mom (Rona Gitelson zl) who twice fought so courageously, teaching us how to live each day with dignity and hope. Until we stop adding names to our lists, I want to be part of something bigger. Funds raised will help:
* Family members, friends (childhood to current BFF), co-workers, superhero's of Camp Rainbow and women of Sharsheret
* Those at risk for developing cancer
* Anyone impacted by a cancer diagnosis in my life and yours, caregivers, family members, etc.

So why $1,800? 18 years ago Danielle completed her 3 year protocol. I set my goal to raise $100 for each year since her treatment ended. I am so fortunate that others funded research that saved her life, now let's go save someone else.

I hope you will consider supporting me or any other Petal The Cause participant with a donation of any amount!