I'm riding: Century

Team: RGA Changing Gears

ID: 44210

Lifetime total: $10,290.00

Start time: 07:00 AM


I am proud to join Pedal the Cause in the fight against cancer. Every year is a special year, but in this 6th year we are riding for a special young lady, Brooke is a 17 year old who was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia January 4, 2019. Brooke is a caring, generous young lady that always thinks of others first. In the last 8 months she has been through more than you can imagine. She has hardly left Children's hospital, but is staying strong and always has a smile on her face.

In December Brooke went to donate blood at her local high school, as she did the previous two years. This time the nurse told her she couldn?t donate because her iron was too low. The next couple weeks they tried vitamins and iron pills, but her symptoms weren?t getting any better. She was tired and pale. On January 3, her family decided to go to the Bonne Terre emergency room to have blood drawn. When the results came back, their lives changed forever. They were told Brooke?s hemoglobin was at a dangerous level of 3.6 and were transported straight to St. Louis Children?s Hospital, where they have been since.

Brooke just made it to 100 days post transplant. While she is in remission, her fight is far from over. She currently has a blood clot the size of a potato in her heart. She needs your prayers and support. The financial support you have given in the past has help Brooke and others have treatment to help them fight cancer. Please continue to support cancer research. #BROOKESTRONG

It takes world-class research to create a world without cancer. 100% of your donation will go directly to accelerating cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children's Hospital.