Why I ride: I am joining the fight against cancer by participating in my fifth Pedal The Cause bike challenge. This year I am again riding to honor the memory of Cathy Fleischman, who lost her life to cancer. Cathy was a pediatric transplant nurse and the little sister of my friend and colleague, Mary Riggs.
I hope that the research funded by this event will ultimately lead to a cure for cancer.
Please join me by making a donation of any size. My bike helmet and a variety of colored ribbons will be on the table outside my office. With any donation, please honor or encourage someone you know with cancer by adding their name to a ribbon or writing a message. All ribbons will be tied to my helmet on September 25th. It all adds up and we can make a big difference together! 100% of our donations will go directly to research at Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children's Hospital.
I plan to ride the PTC classic on September 25th and I hope you will join me in this grass-roots effort to advance research and find a cure - and, to once again, make my helmet the most colorful on the course!