Pedal the Cause

I'm riding: Big Hitter

Start time: 7:45 am

Team: Heads Up

ID: 30155

Lifetime total: $60,406.75


I am riding In Memory of Dale Kennedy.

WHY I RIDE

Last year Don and I pedaled close to home, raising funds for an amazing organization here in Vermont that supports individuals who have paralysis caused by spinal cord injuries to lead active lives. It was uplifting and important and we did it again this weekend.

But later this month we are returning to STL to pedal among our Pedal Family!

Cancer has not taken a break. This month we lost the incomparable Julie Funke. Many of you knew Julie and if you did, you were touched by her energy. It stays with us all.

Julie was my spinning and yoga teacher for as long as I can remember. She owned the spinning center before spinning was cool - and people would flock to her classes day after day, week after week. For Julie, I always dug a little deeper, stretched my limits. I learned to persevere.

Persevere: continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty or with little or no prospect of success.

Julie was the definition of perseverance if there ever was one. She kept her smile, her strength and her support of others to the very end - in the face of extreme difficulty.

And in her honor, I will do the same.

I ask you to join me as together we continue the course of raising funds for cancer research. But the difference is that we do not have "little or no prospect of success". Pedal is making an impact, moving the needle. Washington University researchers such as Dr. Fuh (below) are at the forefront of bringing us towards a World Without Cancer. 100% of your donation goes to support their research.

Cancer is bad news, but someday it won't be. Thank you for persevering as together we work toward cures. We are there alongside those that are persevering in their battles - pulling with all our strength and speed.

Will you join me this year?


MY PTC HISTORY

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