Pedal the Cause

I'm riding: PTC Classic and Century

Team: Bartlett's Bikers

ID: 18055

Lifetime total: $112,065.58

I am riding In Honor of Kirk Morehead.



2021 will mark my 10th 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. 2 years of chemotherapy and a lot of up's and down's including a recurrence. Flash forward.... A CT scan December 2020 provided definitive evidence I have been cancer free for 5 years. Statistically speaking, that is a major milestone which coincides nicely with my 10th year with Bartlett's Bikers and reason to celebrate.

Our Team has raised over $600k for PTC which has in total raised over $32m for cancer research!! And that is thanks to a lot of great friends and supporters!! Pedal has funded 156 highly innovative and novel cancer research research projects that will ultimately benefit millions of lives.

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