I'm riding: Big Hitter

Team: Central Bank of St. Louis

ID: 20864

Lifetime total: $50,833.00

Start time: 8:00 AM - Wave 2

I am riding In Memory of Dr. James L Scheetz.


I am again joining the fight against cancer by participating in the tenth-annual Pedal the Cause bike challenge. I am riding in memory of my father, Dr. James L. Scheetz who lost his battle with cancer on March 17th, 1982, at the age of 49.

There is however a new twist this year...Heather and I are riding for me as a fighter! I have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. My doctor and I have been paying attention to my PSA for some time, and this spring it spiked. I am in stage 1, and we have caught it early, so I am thankful for that. I am also thankful that I am with the best team on the planet in BJC and the Siteman Cancer Center.

My Oncologist is actually a friend, Dr. Lannis Hall, and she has been wonderful. She even designed my treatment plan so I can ride in PTC this year! Looking forward to ringing that bell!!!

As you know, 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 know that significant strides have been accomplished in medical research, leading to longer more productive lives for those unfortunate victims of cancer. Research is made significantly more successful though private sector donations, and that is why I have joined the effort!

Please help me in this journey to find a cure by donating to PTC. I have committed to raise as much as I can for cancer research and 100% of your donation will go to directly to this cause.

I plan to ride 50 miles on September 29th and I hope you will join me in this grass-roots effort to advance research and find a cure.