Pedal the Cause

I'm riding: Big Hitter

Team: Team Leisa

ID: 3263

Lifetime total: $24,545.00

I am riding In Honor of Cathy Gidcumb, Joy Shissler Andress, Deborah Belleau.


I am riding this year in honor of my Sister-In-Law Rebecca Harrison, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. As a prostate cancer survivor, I am very passionate about Pedal The Cause - it's as efficient non-profit as there is, with 100% of funds raised going directly to fund a wide variety of cancer research programs at the Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children's Hospital, both located in St. Louis. Founded in 2010 with the bold model of using 100% of public donations to fund world-class cancer research, Pedal the Cause has quickly become the gateway to curing cancer, all cancers, for everyone. In this period of diminished federal funding where support typically gets funneled to already proven concepts, many potential new ideas are not deemed eligible. Pedal the Cause donations seed best-in-breed ideas at our beneficiaries to allow the cultivation of proof of concept and critical data. These seeded projects often turn into groundbreaking results that lead to new treatments and cures, preventions, and early detection diagnostics.

In the past 8 years, I've been eternally grateful to Friends from all over the country who have helped me raise over $22,000 of the $24M raised for PTC to Fund 130 cancer research projects to date.

We all know someone who has been affected by cancer. 40% of people born today will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetime. That is 1 in every 2 men... and 1 in every 3 women.

Once again this year, I have woefully undertrained, but I am hopeful my two artificial knees will be up to the challenge, and I will begin training as much as possible in September for the 50-mile course. I'll be riding with pride on September 29th, and I would appreciate your tax deductible contribution of any level to this wonderful cause. My link to my donation site is: