Pedal the Cause

I'm riding: 20 miles

Team: Team Victoria St. Louis

ID: 131123

Lifetime total: $425.00


I am riding In Memory of Victoria Drier.

WHY I'M INSPIRED

Joanie Zinser and I are privileged to ride in Pedal The Cause for a second time. We will be riding in loving memory of our dear friend Victoria Drier alongside her friends and family. I will also be riding in memory of my grandparents Roger Boucher and Esther Zinser, and in honor of my grandmother-in-law Joan Halenkamp.

Cancer takes away a lot. What I have found to be the thing cancer takes away the most is time. I wish I had more time to see the way Joanie and Victoria laughed about stuff they did and who they were in high school. I wish I had more time with my grandfather. I remember once, when I was 11, he let me have a sip of his martini. I thought I was so cool. I took one sip, immediately spit it out, and I remember him yelling, "This fire water will get ya!" as he was gasping for air in between fits of laughter. I wish I could tell him then how much it meant to me that he included me in something - that it was his way of letting me know he cared about me. I wish I could tell Victoria how much it meant to see her so happy. I wish I could tell her she changed my life even though I only knew her for a little.

My wife and I are riding because we want so many who have experienced the same as us have more time with the ones they love. I support this organization because they believe the same. I am honored to ride alongside my wife and Team Victoria in September. If you want to help those affected by cancer have more time, please help 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.

We very much appreciate it 💙


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.


MY PTC HISTORY

2019
2020