Why I ride: For the second time, I am privileged to ride in Tour deTed, an epic bike event across the state of Texas from October 9 to October 19. With my colleagues and friends from Edward Jones, we will raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to fight cancer through research. On September 28 I began the adventure by participating in Pedal the Cause here in St Louis, helping to raise over $2.5 million to provide funding for cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children's Hospital.
I am a cancer THRIVER and veteran. I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 39 and remain vigilant and healthy. I am lucky to have been cared for at two wonderful cancer centers, including Siteman here in St. Louis.
I am riding on behalf of my mother and father, also healthy cancer thrivers, and in testament to the power of good detection, research dollars, and great doctors that impact so many cancer patients and their families.