Pedal the Cause

Spinner

Shift time: 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Bike #: 41

Team: St. Louis Children's Hospital

ID: 3658

Lifetime total: $3,825.00


I am riding In Memory of Deceased members of The Branca Family.

I am riding In Honor of Marietta Hess, Karen Kasten, Mary Michler.

WHY I RIDE

I am proud to join Pedal the Cause in the fight against cancer. Pedal the Cause is more than the region's top cycling event. It's a way of life, a celebration, and a movement fueled by the courage to end cancer.

It takes world-class research to create a world without cancer. 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.

Growing up, cancer claimed the life of many of my family members. As an adult, cancer continues to rear its ugly head among friends; several of my nearest and dearest as of this writing. But the good news is, they are beating it and living healthy lives.

My desire to be a part of PEDAL began with a little boy with bright blue eyes named Caleb-or as he is affectionately called Warrior. Caleb has been known to me since 2006. He got his butterfly wings only a short time after I met him. To quote his mom, his memory remains alive and powerful.

Last year, TEAM VIVIAN 2016 added strength to my stroke. I came to PEDAL with a new vengeance for this horrible disease.

While I love spinning, I would likely not spend hours training and fundraising if it were not for the many Branca family members, my precious friends, and that Warrior named Caleb who taught me that life is worth fighting for; every day, every pedal stroke.

As a current SLCH Volunteer, I am privileged to be with and further inspired by the children at SLCH whose courage and fortitude speak to me whenever I am there. This year it's time to get focused and fierce. Cancer doesn't win. Life wins.

I am grateful to continue to keep the spirit of TEAM LIAM 2017 alive.


MY PTC HISTORY

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