Pedal the Cause

I'm riding: PTC Pacer

Team: Team Edward Jones

ID: 2191

Lifetime total: $18,025.05

I am riding In Memory of Mary Chastain, Patsy Kalbac,.

I am riding In Honor of Kerry Berkbigler Ayers.


I am joining the fight against cancer by participating in my 10th annual Pedal the Cause bike challenge. PedaltheCause 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. My daughter, Kelly L. Ross, M.D., is a Washington University physician and supports/rides each year. This year, we will ride together.

I am riding this year in honor of my daughter, Kerry Berkbigler Ayers who is cancer free of breast cancer. God is so good and Kerry fought hard against this evil beast. She lives in Richmond, VA and has fought the fight since Columbus Day 2019. I am also riding to honor my marathon buddy, Carolyn Putnam, who is free of lung cancer. My beloved high-school friend and sister in Christ, Mary Lee Chastain. She lost the battle on 18 July 2014. Mary's husband, Terry Chastain died of lung cancer in August 2014. Our dear friend David E. Davies lost his fight of Esophageal cancer on October 26th, 2016. My beloved mother-in-law, Irma Josephine Rivolti Berkbigler who died of colon cancer on March 27, 1989. Patsy Kalbac of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque parish who died of cancer March 21, 2021.

Please help me in this journey to find a cure by donating to my ride. I have committed to raise $1200 for cancer research and 100% of your donation will go to directly to this cause. I am retired from Edward Jones (July 10th 2020). Edward Jones gives generously to PedaltheCause since its inception - go Team Edwardjones!!!

I plan to ride 20 miles on September 27th - maybe further however, this year I have not been training as much as in the past. No problem, I will go at least 20 miles. I hope you will join me in this grass-roots effort to advance research and find a cure for Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies (watch this Ken Burns documentary to find progress being made to defeat cancer) Susan Berkbigler 314-609-3076 314-894-3649 .Susan Berkbigler Link