Pedal the Cause

I'm riding: PTC Road Classic

Saturday Start time:

Sunday Start time: 9:30 am

Team: Stifel

ID: 13752

Lifetime total: $4,270.00

I am riding In Memory of Dave Hopper, Karl Wolf, Cindy Wolf.

I am riding In Honor of Kim Bartolacci.


On February 14th, 2012, my husband Dave was diagnosed with prostate cancer. One week and a couple scans later, we found out his cancer was already stage 4. Thanks to some friends of the family jumping through hoops, we quickly connected with Siteman Cancer Center. Since then, Dave has been undergoing the hormone therapy which is standard for his diagnosis. Dave also signed up to participate in a clinical trial. He landed in the active side of the trial and underwent 6 courses of chemotherapy in the summer of 2012 on top of the standard hormone treatment.

So, why do I ride?

Because we are now actively benefiting from and participating in the kind of cancer research that is funded by Pedal the Cause.

Because there have been alot of recent advances in prostate cancer treatment and we want that to continue.

Because treatment advances for advanced prostate cancer are not enough, we want a CURE!

Because some people travel long distances to get treated at Siteman Cancer Center and we are SO lucky to have them right in our backyard.

Because Dave's employer, Stifel Bank and Trust, has been nothing short of EXCEPTIONAL in supporting Dave and we are proud to ride on the Stifel team.

Because as Dave and I and our kids Tommy, Daniel and Jessie ride 25 miles in our 4th Pedal the Cause together as a family, we realize this may not have been possible without all the research that went before us.

Because all money raised stays here in St. Louis to fund cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children's Hospital and 100% of your donation would go to directly to this cause.

Thank you in advance for supporting our family and cancer research by sponsoring us as we Pedal the Cause!

God Bless, Patty Hopper