Pedal the Cause

I'm riding: PTC Classic

Saturday Start time: 8:45 am - Wave 4

Sunday Start time:

Team: Team Keeley

ID: 153628

Lifetime total: $3,255.00


I am riding In Memory of Melba and Bob Dezort, Emma Engelke.

I am riding In Honor of Darienne Brueggen.

WHY I RIDE

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.

In 2020, I was diagnosed with a Stage 3 Thymic Carcinoma tumor. I had the tumor surgically removed, and went through 4 cycles of chemotherapy and 6 weeks of radiation. As a result of the chemotherapy, I ended up anemic and blood clots in my leg. Through it all, I had the unwavering support of my family, friends, and coworkers. With that much support, there was no question in my mind that I would survive. As of 6/30/21, I've had 3 clean CT scans and 1 clean PET scan to prove that love and support, and a great medical team, can help you fight through this dreaded disease.

My entire family rode in the 2020 Pedal the Cause to support me. As a result, I set a goal for myself to ride in the 2021 PTC, alongside them. I can't let them have all the fun without me!

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.


MY PTC HISTORY

2021