Pedal the Cause

I'm riding: Gravel Grinder

Saturday Start time: 7:15 am

Sunday Start time:

Team: Cancer is Gross

ID: 192836

Lifetime total: $2,101.00

I am riding In Memory of Maty Gamez.

I am riding In Honor of Allison Call.


I ride for my amazing and beautiful daughter. She is a cancer survivor. She had leukemia and was diagnosed at 12 months old. I am riding 50 miles this year. Last year I rode the 32 mile route. I think about how tired my legs will be increasing to 50 miles. But then I think about all my daughter went through in her fight against cancer. I think of her big blue eyes looking at me when she felt horrible and how I tried my best to comfort her. I think of how strong she was at such a young age fighting for her life and beating the odds. I think of her and the woman she is now. Strong, adventurous and brave in everything she does. I will think of all these things as my legs ache on the difficult parts of the ride. These thoughts of her will give me the strength I need to ride 50 miles this year (and to get up that last darn hill) to help raise funds to fight cancer.

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.

Please support my efforts by donating to my fundraiser, and give with confidence knowing that 100% of your donation will fund lifesaving cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children's Hospital.