Pedal the Cause

I'm riding: The Beast

Start time: 7:00 am

Team: Forward

ID: 1190

Lifetime total: $40,025.06

I am riding In Memory of Scott and my Dad (Art).


Pedal the Cause is one of the best events and causes around. The research that has been funded by PTC over the past 13 years is remarkable. But frankly, I wish we didn't need a PTC. I wish we didn't need any more cancer research. Simply put, I wish cancer was a non-issue.

I have done PTC every year and I love the spirit, energy, and passion everyone involved has to cure cancer. It was personal for me to do the first PTC because my dad died from leukemia a few years prior. Then in 2017, Scott died just 4 months after a diagnosis of liver cancer. I watched him deteriorate so fast. We had life plans! Everything crashed down.

He shouldn't have died. I am so angry cancer took him away from us. Early detection may have saved him, we need more research to find better detection methods. I do not want anyone to experience their loved ones going through cancer and I really don't want anyone to go through what he did. PTC can, and is, putting a stop to it all. I will continue to do this ride and raise money for research until we can abolish this awful, awful disease.

I truly believe in what Siteman Cancer Center can do for anyone diagnosed with this terrible disease, no matter where they live. The advances they are making are inspiring but, obviously we have a long road to go. Pedal the Cause is here to shorten that road by funding ongoing, and new, research to beat all types of cancer. Right now, I know several people living with cancer - LIVING with Cancer. They are alive because of advances in treatment and are determined to live WITHOUT cancer once again - I believe that can and will happen because of Pedal the Cause. Please help me in this journey to find a cure by donating to my ride. 100% of your donation will go directly to cancer research.

I plan to ride the gravel grinder on Saturday and the 100 miles on Sunday over the PTC weekend this year. I hope you will join me in this effort by donating to advance research and find a cure. Just as Scott never gave up, I am not giving up in the fight to make a world without cancer.

Thank you so much, Cindi