I'm riding: Big Hitter

Team: World Wide Technology

ID: 30134

Lifetime total: $17,508.75

Start time: 8:00 AM - Wave 2


WHY I RIDE

In July 20 years ago, I received the first all clear CT scan after chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. The cancer was gone and thankfully stayed away. For many people the battle continues today and isn?t such a distant memory as it is for me. Pedal the Cause is more than a bike ride for me. Being a cancer survivor, the event is a reminder of what I went through and what my friends and family have went through with cancer. During my ride at Pedal the Cause I think a lot about everyone's cancer fight including my own. I love riding my #cancercuringbike at Pedal the Cause and raising funds to create a world without cancer!

2019 will be the 7th time I have been a fundraiser for Pedal The Cause although twice I missed riding at the event due to conflicts with family and work. Once again I'll be part of Team World Wide Technology, a team associated with my employer. Our team captain Matt Long is also a cancer survivor and has been the driving force behind our team.

This has been a crazy year bike ride training wise due to my health challenge this year. But I am ready to ride in September although it won?t be an epic mileage-wise weekend like years of past. But I can still fundraise? in fact to many people that is the most important part. In the end, it?s all about fighting cancer.

Pedal the Cause 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. Pedal the Cause funds innovative research projects that are just starting and struggling for funding. Once they get their early successes they then apply for federal funding. Within 5 years of investment for every $1 Pedal the Cause donates to research an additional $7 is obtained (on average) in federal funding. A 7:1 ROI and all here in St. Louis!

Please help me in this journey to find a cure by donating on my page and know that 100% of your donation will go directly to this cause. To donate via credit card, click on the 'Donate to my ride' button on this page. I will also take a personal check. Please make it out to the 'Pedal the Cause'. You can either mail it to my home address or call me to let me know you wish to donate and I'll make the effort to get the check from you!

Sincerely,
Gene


MY PTC HISTORY

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2019