Virtual Rider

Team: Express Scripts

ID: 121994

Lifetime total: $8,050.00

I am riding In Honor of my Express Scripts friends battling cancer.


Thank you for visiting my page! You may already be familiar with my story, which is very similar to many women's. Last March, at the ripe old age of 42, following a routine mammogram, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Every woman worries that the scan will show something, but deep down, we know that it probably isn't likely. And so when the call comes and you hear "Yes, it is cancer," it hits you like a ton of bricks. It becomes that single moment in time when you realize your life has changed forever. BUT--- thankfully I live in the St. Louis area and had access to amazing doctors, nurses, and medication (including chemo --- yes, awful as it is, it's still amazing) at Barnes Jewish Hospital & Siteman Cancer Center. (And I actually got to participate in a few different studies!) And so, a year later, I am cancer free and am proud to be a Survivor! But this year's ride is not about me. I'm raising money in honor of my friends and colleagues at Express Scripts who are battling cancer.

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 making a donation, 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.