Pedal the Cause

I'm riding: 100 miles

I'm running/walking: 10K

Team: Team Edward Jones

ID: 128347

Lifetime total: $8,205.00

I am riding In Honor of Janet Ristuccia.


In July 2018, Janet Ristuccia, my best friend in the universe, found out she has breast cancer. This news tore me apart and broke my heart into a million pieces. She has fought the battle with more grace and courage than I could ever muster. In December 2018, I bought a bike and decided that my first ever cycling event would be Pedal the Cause with Team Edward Jones on September 29, 2019. I started replacing some of my normal morning runs with biking/spinning and completed the metric century (62 miles, 2836 feet elevation gain) in her honor to raise money for cancer research.

This year, I will be training to ride the century (100 miles) as well as a 10K run on September 26 & 27, 2020. Yes, I am that crazy! It is worth the physical and mental dedication to raise money to defeat this awful disease that has creeped its way into the lives of so many amazing people like Janet.

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 donating to my ride, 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.

Would you consider donating to this cause and support the fight to find a cure for cancer?

Thanks in advance for your support!