I'm riding: Century

Team: Red Hot Chiiplets

ID: 1212

Lifetime total: $11,149.50

Start time: 07:00 AM


I am riding In Memory of Alex Bassel.

WHY I RIDE

I am joining the fight against cancer by participating in the 9th annual Pedal the Cause bike ride. Pedal the Cause provides funding for cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

My first Pedal the Cause was in 2011 - I signed up because my friends were participating, and it seemed like a good cause. But now, the ride and its mission has become very personal to me.

In 2011, shortly after signing up for the 2nd annual Pedal the Cause, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Thankfully, my cancer was early-stage, I had expert care, and have remained cancer-free.

Now I'm riding for my husband Alex, who was diagnosed with inoperable glioblastoma brain cancer in 2016. After a lengthy battle, he succumbed to this deadly disease on 5/21/19. Pedal the Cause has provided funds for glioblastoma studies at Siteman, where he received treatment.

Please help me in this journey to find a cure by donating to my ride. I plan to dedicate this year's 100-mile ride to Alex on Sept. 29th and am committed to raising $2500.00. 100% of your donation will go to directly to funding for cancer research projects at our local facilities.


MY PTC HISTORY

2011
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2015
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2019