I'm riding: PTC Classic

Team: Bill Box's Blue, Red and Grey

ID: 117659

Lifetime total: $8615.0000

Start time: 10:00 am - Wave 4

I am riding In Memory of Diane Book.


Since we lost my beautiful wife and best friend Diane to cancer last Christmas, the outpouring of love and support has been overwhelming, as our family and friends adjust to the thought of her in a happier place, guiding us, watching over us, if not in more familiar places standing next to us. Of course we remember her for her courage, for her continuing love in the face of incredible adversity, for her magnetic smile, for her overpowering gift of bringing joy to others, and for, even within her last wish to donate her broken body to medical science, her forever need to help and teach others, as she always had.

With that in mind I'll be walking, or in this case riding, a bit further in her footsteps. I have been asked and am honored to join a team of riders at our firm Jump Company who regularly participate in Pedal the Cause, providing critical funding to cancer research at the world renowned Siteman Cancer Center here in St. Louis, ultimately leading to a cure for cancer. Diane was a patient there through her broad care model at BJC Healthcare.

And while I'm so happy to join these Jumpers within their larger team called Bill Box's Blue, Red, and Grey, these riders from Jump have further honored our family by dedicating their ride this year to the memory of Diane, one more of many heartwarming gestures they have provided to us during her courageous battle, and since we lost her.

Cancer is such an important cause at any time, as are so many others. This one has touched our family.

I am proud to join 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.