I'm riding: PTC Classic

Team: Wash U Peds

ID: 135637

Lifetime total: $2,625.00

Start time: 9:45 am - Wave 4

I am riding In Honor of Sharon Gries.


Last spring my mom was diagnosed with Stage 3 lung cancer. While I have had too many friends and relatives impacted by cancer over the years, it is obviously a lot harder when it hits this close to home. My mom doesn't live here, but she chose to come here for treatment because of the amazing team at Siteman. The doctors here had an approach that wasn't offered elsewhere, and made a huge difference in her course. She has benefited from a brand new drug that is a direct result of cancer research. I cannot be more grateful for everything Siteman has offered. She has had phenomonal cutting-edge care and is doing really well - living a good life. It is still an ongoing battle, but I am thankful for every day we have with her and for her great quality of life.

To add to that, in the past 2 months we have had 4 more close friends seriously impacted by cancer. And they are all WAY too young. Sadly, I know there are many more children and adults that are living and battling with a cancer diagnosis. So - I'm riding to contribute in whatever way I can to beat this disease and to help the amazing teams of cancer specialists find new cures. I am proud to join Pedal the Cause in the fight against 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.