Pedal the Cause

I'm riding: Big Hitter

Team: Bartlett's Bikers

ID: 23917

Lifetime total: $10,793.30


I am joining the fight against cancer by participating in the 2019 Pedal the Cause bike fundraiser and pledging to ride the Big Hitter route (approximately 50 miles). The Pedal the Cause mission is to provide funding for cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children's Hospital through their annual cycling challenge in the hope that the research funded by their event will ultimately lead to a cure for cancer.

In April, 2012, I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. My treatment plan with Dr. Bartlett (she will also be riding again this year) was completed in January 2015. I've graduated to doctor visits every 6 months to monitor my condition. I am extremely thankful for all the donations to research and the people willing to participate in clinical trials as well as the researchers, doctors, nurses, counselors, etc. I am amazed at their caring, knowledge, and the available treatments.

This will be my seventh year to participate in Pedal the Cause. I'm riding about the same number of miles again this year. I continue to do most of my training with ladies that love to ride. I rode a few times with my great niece, Molly, and I'm hoping that she will continue to enjoy biking also. It's been tough getting out to ride this year with all the rain and flooding, but I'm confident that I'll finish the ride.

I am honored to raise funds through this event. Please help me in this effort to raise money for cancer research by making a donation. Remember that 100% of your donation will go to local cancer research facilities.

Thank you all for your support.