I'm riding: Metric Century

Team: Team Spire

ID: 30179

Lifetime total: $9,619.50

Start time: 07:30 AM


I am riding In Memory of Joan Ryder.

WHY I RIDE

As many of you know, I REALLY enjoy biking and try to ride at least 100 miles a week. I am continuing to pursue something that I thoroughly enjoy, while combining these efforts with this charity for an amazing Cause.

Cancer continues to be a part of my life. My Uncle Mike continues to battle cancer. One of my closest friends, Ralph Barker, was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2015 and continues his screening, but is currently cancer-free.

Even if my efforts are small, I hope and pray that many small efforts like mine can be combined with many others to eventually find cures for such horrible diseases which span from newborns to the elderly.

So, I am continuing to join the fight against cancer by participating in my seventh consecutive Pedal the Cause bike challenge. 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. Since 2009, PTC has raised over $24 million and funded 118 cancer research projects. Last year's campaign donations totaled over $4.5 million.


MY PTC HISTORY

2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019