Pedal the Cause

I'm riding: PTC Circuit and Pedal Pacer

Saturday Start time: 9:15 am

Sunday Start time: 9:00 am

Team: Team Victoria St. Louis

ID: 263

Lifetime total: $297,693.00


I am riding In Memory of Victoria Drier.

WHY I RIDE

Hello Friends & Family!!

Pedal 2022, my 13th ride overall, and now the 4th without sweet daughter Victoria at the Finish Line, cheering me across with the full range of emotions that play into a hard physical accomplishment while witnessing a young woman stare down a cancer diagnosis with all her might. My Pedal 2022 is in loving memory of Victoria: daughter - hero - Warrior Princess, and in honor of all fellow riders who are helping stare down cancer in general through their dedicated training and fundraising. In September 2022, I want to celebrate with the entire Pedal Family all of the impact and in-roads we have made through funding research at Siteman and Siteman Kids that is moving us towards a world without cancer.
Victoria's hard fought 12-year battle with an anaplastic ependymoma brain tumor that took her life at age 28 played out so long that she was the recipient of treatments that were not available, not even on the horizon, when first diagnosed. The beginning of her journey now seems light-years ago in terms of treatments that have been developed and made available because of research like we are funding.
My daily work at Pedal the Cause is the most fitting way I know to honor and remember Victoria and thank the countless researchers that helped extend her life.
It's pretty simple: Supporting cancer research is the surest way of sparing future men and women of all ages from a devastating cancer diagnosis. We see the positive impact of funded research each and every day.
Thank you for helping me honor Victoria, for keeping her spirit alive and well in my work, in my play, in my heart.
We're (you, me and Victoria) in this cause together! Let's do the work to fund the research that will ultimately give us a world without cancer!!

You and your support are appreciated beyond words.
With love and thanks and a big Victoria (see picture above) smile!
Sincerely
David


MY PTC HISTORY

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