I'm riding: PTC Classic

Team: Powered by Hope

ID: 28647

Lifetime total: $3330.5000


Hello family and friends,

Well, it's that time of year again--my annual shout-out to all of you in hopes that you'll help support me for a worthy fundraising event, Pedal the Cause.

Why PTC and why am I doing this?

This will be my sixth year to ride with Teri Griege's team, Powered by Hope. I have cycled for another important cause in the past (MS Bike Event) but this event is near and dear to me and will always be. Why? As a Stage III colon cancer survivor, I am forever grateful for the excellent care and treatment I received from Siteman Cancer Center in 2013. Today, I continue my routine follow-up check ups at Siteman, now six years cancer-free.

Since my initial diagnosis, I was unexpectedly hit with another roadblock in late 2016. After getting my annual mammogram, I was diagnosed with yet another cancer--stage 1 breast cancer. While unrelated to my first diagnosis, I again had to face this disease and ride the rollercoaster of cancer and all that comes with it. As a result, I underwent several successful surgeries last year and by the grace of God, can now say that I believe that all my cancers are truly behind me.

More than anything, I pray that in my life-time, we will find a cure for cancer. That is why I am continuing to participate in Pedal the Cause. PTC 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.

Please join me as we pedal toward a world without cancer. 100% of your donation will go to directly to cancer research. Any support you can give will be greatly appreciated by me and countless others.

Thank you and God bless.

Claire (clayr)