Pedal the Cause

I'm riding: Pedal Pacer and Big Hitter

Saturday Start time: 8:30 am

Sunday Start time: 8:00 am

Team: Team Keeley

ID: 136045

Lifetime total: $8,690.00

I am riding In Honor of Matt Grzesiowski, Darienne Brueggen, Mary Ford, Tim and Sue Hornof, Alice Wycklendt.


I am proud to join Pedal the Cause in the fight against cancer. Pedal the Cause is more than the region's largest cancer fundraiser. It's a way of life, a celebration, a family and a movement fueled by the courage to end cancer.

My motivation and my why for participating is for my dad Matt Grzesiowski. He was diagnosed with stage 3 thymic carcinoma earlier this year. Since then, he has completed his 4 rounds of chemo and 5 weeks of radiation! He is truly my hero for completing this rigorous treatment plan! He went through everything with the best mindset KNOWING he WILL WIN! He still has 5 years of clean scans before he can be considered cancer free but through the grace of God and the amazing treatment plan by his doctor, we believe!

In addition to my dad fighting his cancer, I am honoring my ride to my mother in law, Darienne Brueggen. A few short months ago she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Since then, she has had the cancer surgically removed but is awaiting her treatment plan. She is incredibly strong to fight through this and has had the most positive outlook through everything. No matter where I turn these days, cancer is impacting my life and the loved ones around me. I ride for them and the amazing work/research that is being done to cure this horrible illness.

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.