Pedal the Cause

I'm riding: Gravel Grinder and Century

Team: Forward

ID: 1190

Lifetime total: $24,837.00

I am riding In Memory of Scott.


Pedal the Cause is one of the best events and causes around. The research that has been funded by PTC over the past 9 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.
As most of you know, I lost the love of my life almost 2 years ago. It was 2 years ago on March 31st that Scott told me his doctor informed him he had only a few weeks left to live. And in that conversation, he was not bitter, he was not angry; he was deeply sad, but said he had no regrets in life and that he lived the life he wanted to live- just not long enough. My memory of the next few weeks is crystal clear. I remember every conversation, laugh, cry, and all we did to try and help him be as comfortable and as stress-free as possible.

The year after he died was the longest year of my life. I can't actually remember very much of that year and wonder how I got by. I know my friends and family were incredibly helpful but I do not have very many memories of that year. This past second year has been better, but I miss him and think of him every single day.

He shouldn't have died. I am so angry cancer took him away from all of us. He was diagnosed with late stage cancer in late November 2016 and died April 9th, 2017. Early detection may have saved him, and 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 put 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 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.
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 100 miles again this year and I hope you will join me in this effort by donating to advance research and find a cure.

Thank you so much, Cindi