I'm riding: Century

Team: Bartlett's Bikers

ID: 18055

Lifetime total: $103,190.58


Dear Friends,

2018 will mark my 7th year on my Dr's team - Bartlett's Bikers. I'm so deeply grateful to Dr Bartlett and Siteman Cancer Center (I was diagnosed in 2013 with follicular B-cell non-Hodgkins Lymphoma... I've been cancer free now for 2 years which is a milestone, but I still fall into a probability curve of recurrence). Our Team this year will cross the $500k mark in terms of funds raised! PTC overall will cross the $20m mark in terms of funds raised for cancer research!!

I'll be riding for a very close friend - Dean Albrecht - who passed away this year. Dean believed in giving back and over the past years raised major funds for cancer research. Few days go by that I don't think about Dean. He loved life and he loved his family. This year, I'm riding the Century Ride for Dean and plan to train better than I ever have and beat my record time in his honor. All of you who read this will appreciate - because you made it happen - 2018 will be our year to have cumulatively donated over the 6 years $100k! Dean did that in one year. I will need your help to cross that milestone in his honor as well.

Our involvement with PTC will continue to be an opportunity to give back and to help generate needed funds allocated for early stage cancer research. PTC funds are purely focused on supporting early R&D in proving concepts. Concepts which prove promising then move on to institutions such as NIH (National Institute of Health in DC) for broader funding. But it's the early stage funding that is lacking and organizations such as PTC aid greatly in funding the early stage research which is essential to developing new treatments for all types of cancer and other diseases.

I can't thank all of you enough - who in many cases yourself, family members and/or friends have been impacted by cancer - for your support of our PTC efforts. This is all about helping so many in a very broad and real sense. The funds you donate are truly used in a positive and effective way to make a real difference in the fight against cancer. 100% of the PTC funds go to cancer research. 100%.

Our very sincere thanks, Allen & Stephanie