Pedal the Cause

I'm riding: Pedal Pacer

Start time: 8:30 am

Team: Companion/Kaldi's powered by Big Shark

ID: 29808

Lifetime total: $126,311.17

I am riding In Honor of Ethan Johnson.


This will be my 12th Pedal the Cause participating as a volunteer or rider. The organization is impressive in that every dollar raised stays right here in St. Louis! Those dollars have helped fund world renowned research done right here in STL at Siteman Cancer Center.
Every year I've committed to this cause on a personal level in that I've had a friend, colleague or family member fighting cancer. In February 2021, my husband Ethan, was diagnosed with a rare head and neck cancer known as Salivary Duct Carcinoma. He immediately began chemotherapy treatment at Siteman Cancer Center. In August of '21 we learned that the cancer had found its way around the chemo. Dr Oppelt changed gears to a different chemotherapy drug. Since then Ethan has received Herceptin infusions every 3 weeks....and he has had an incredible response! To date he has had 18 months of scans that reflect no growth or spread of the cancer. I am grateful Ethan has access to the best doctors and world class research right here in our hometown!
I refuse to watch my family and friends endure this disease and so, I will KEEP PEDALING my bike in an effort to make a difference in the movement towards a world without cancer. It is a tiny thing I can do that pales in comparison to those who are fighting the fight.

Please help me in this journey by donating to my ride, and give with confidence knowing that 100% of your donation will go directly to accelerating cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

No donation is too small. A generous donor is matching all my donations so each dollar donated will be doubled and will propel me toward my fundraising goal of $10,000.
Thank you in advance for your love and support!