Pedal the Cause

I'm riding: PTC Classic

Saturday Start time: 8:45 am - Wave 4

Sunday Start time:

Team: Team Keeley

ID: 28450

Lifetime total: $22,931.00


WHY I RIDE

I ride this year again for my husband John, Dot Christian, Nick Porter, Marianne Smith, Sr. Mary Joseph-- just to mention a few of the many, many family/friends who have had or are currently battling cancer.

Cancer took my husband, John, on Aug. 5, 2016 after a valiant 24 years -- fighting prostate, colon, bladder, and in his final stages lung, liver and bone. Cancer took his body, but could NEVER
conquer his spirit, determination OR his faith in God for strength and courage to battle this awful disease.

After the 2018 Pedal Ride, this disease took the young lives of two men dear to the Christian family -- Dan Christopher and Adolfo Hofbauer. Many of our children/grandchildren have shown the same determination as their Dad/Grandfather and have pedaled in every ride since 2013; I am so very proud of their wanting to be a part of the ongoing battle to wipe out cancer -- they will ride again this year.

Due to Covid pandemic in 2020 we did not ride so we're all looking forward to riding again.

Hopefully, some day the funds we raise each year will lead to new/innovative treatment to cure the world of cancer once and for all! I will ride every year as long as my body allows
He'll be whistling as we ride again this year -- love you John, Dad, Bump!!


MY PTC HISTORY

2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021