Pedal the Cause

I'm riding: 100 miles

Team: Bartlett's Bikers

ID: 18055

Lifetime total: $106,490.58

I am riding In Memory of Dean Albrecht.



2020 will mark my 9th 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 4 years which is a milestone. A scan this August, 2020 would make it 5 years cancer free and THAT is statistically HIGHLY significant. And if the results are clear, this year's PTC will be a very special one for me - even if it is virtual I will be riding.

Our Team has raised over $500k for PTC which has in total raised over $25m for cancer research!! And that is thanks to a lot of great friends and supporters!!

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