Pedal the Cause

Kids Challenge co-sponsored by Ameren and PGIM Investments

Team: Powered by Hope

ID: 153664

Lifetime total: $5,870.00


My name is Gwendolyn Sweigart, I am 8 years old and 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. Since I was born I have been involved in this incredible #pedalfamily, and I can tell you that your support is advancing the best in cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Your donation matters and is making a difference! Please know that 100%, that is RIGHT - 100% of your gift, goes directly to fund lifesaving cancer research.

This year, I am riding in the virtual Kids Challenge from my home in Plymouth, MA and am dedicating my ride to my cousin Kayla who has been fiercely battling breast cancer since PTC21. Kayla, and her family have been #pedalfamily volunteers over the years, helping cheer riders on across the finish line, helped with the bike corral, ringing your favorite Pedal, Pedal, Pedal the Cause cowbell and more! The same is true for my Uncle Danny, who was diagnosed with Throat Cancer over the holidays - as well as my grandmother Rochelle who was diagnosed with Stage 4 colorectal cancer. Now it is our turn to cheer them on as they focus on crossing the finish line.

We must fund the best in class research to help create a world without cancer and Pedal the Cause it the place to do it!

I am riding to do my part to create a world without cancer, for everyone....I RIDE for Teri, Barb, King Nate, Clare, Aunt Mary, Darin, Stubby, Murph, Brent, Joanna, Victoria, Renee, Peyton, Colin, Dave, Anjee, all of my awesome Powered By Hope Teammates, my entire #PEDALFAMILY and so so many more. Plus, as a kid, I am also dedicating my Ameren Kids Challenge ride to all the kids out there..... I will be thinking of my friends and every kid around the world as I ride with the hope that one day, kids will not have to hear the words, you have cancer.

Together, we can create a world without cancer.

Please consider donating to my fundraiser, and remember ----- 100% goes to fund cancer research --- yes 100%! Thank you in advance.

Hearts, hugs and kisses,