I'm riding: PTC Classic

Team: Powered by Hope

ID: 15712

Lifetime total: $5373.0000

Start time: 9:45 am - Wave 3

I am riding In Honor of Theresa Bowles.


I am joining the fight against cancer again this year by participating in the 2018 Pedal the Cause bike challenge. Pedal the Cause has the mission to provide funding for cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children's Hospital through their annual cycling challenge in hopes that the research funded by their event will ultimately lead to a cure for cancer.

I completed 15 months of cancer treatment in December, 2012. The care I received through the Siteman Cancer Center in St. Peters, MO has been largely responsible for my successful journey back to good health. More than anything, I want to see a world without cancer. This biking event is one of the necessary steps to provide that. I am riding in the 9th annual Pedal the Cause in memory of friends and family members who had cancer and in honor of those who are doing well, just like me!

In 2016 and 2018, my sister, Nancy, and my husband, Ron, have battled
breast, ovarian and prostate cancer, so, now, Pedal the Cause has taken on addition meaning to my family and me. They are both doing well after lengthy treatment, and we credit much of their speedy recovery to cancer research. Research is our answer to finding a cure for cancer.

Please help me in this journey to find a cure by donating to my ride. I have committed to raise $375 for cancer research and 100% of your donation will go to directly to this cause. It would be great fun to raise an amount far beyond $375!

I plan to ride on September 30th and I hope you will join me in this grass-roots effort to advance research and find a cure. I appreciate any amount you may be able to give. Remember, 100% of your donation goes directly to cancer research right here in the St Louis area.

Thanks to my family and friends who have faithfully donated to my ride each year. You are helping to make a difference in the lives of many cancer patients.