I'm riding: PTC Classic

Team: Team Centene

ID: 45852

Lifetime total: $22,213.48

Start time: 9:15 AM - Wave 2


WHY I RIDE

This is my sixth year as a Pedal the Cause team captain. I ride to support my family members who have survived cancer - my wife (thyroid) and father (thyroid, kidney - and just last week diagnosed with prostate cancer) and myself.

In November 2016 I stopped in the Centene clinic to get a bump checked out on my neck. The symptoms and blood test results were suspicious enough to warrant additional (and increasingly frantic) examinations, tests and scans. By the time the results came in two weeks later I was left with not one but three cancer diagnosis - Testicular Cancer, Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma and, the currently incurable, Marginal Zone Lymphoma.

Two and a half years later after surgeries and numerous cycles of chemotherapy I am still around, fighting and doing my best to raise awareness and donations to support the innovative research and development taking place at Siteman Cancer Center. I hope to be around many more years to continue to participate and see and a cure for all cancers.

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.


MY PTC HISTORY

2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019