Pedal the Cause

I'm riding: Pedal Pacer

Start time: 9:00 am

Team: Bartlett's Bikers

ID: 128555

Lifetime total: $2,625.00

I am riding In Honor of Joseph Fragale.


This year I am riding in Pedal the Cause for the 5th time, and I am proud to be a part of the Bartlett's Bikers team. I am a Nurse Practitioner at Siteman Cancer Center, and I have cared for patients with several different cancer types. For the past two years I have had the privilege of working with Dr. Mehta Shah who specializes in the care of patients who have lymphoma.

This year holds an extremely special place in my heart as my father was diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma which is a rare cancer that affects glands in the head, neck, and other parts of the body. He has endured an aggressive surgery and multiple weeks of radiation. Moving forward he will need chemotherapy indefinitely given research for his type of cancer is limited by the rarity and nature of the disease.

This year I ride for my father who keeps getting back up after he gets knocked down. His resiliency is inspiring, and I hope one day patients and their families will benefit from advances made by research this fundraiser has made.

Please support my efforts by donating to my fundraiser, and give with confidence knowing that 100% of your donation will fund lifesaving cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children's Hospital.