Pedal the Cause

I'm riding: Pedal Pacer

Saturday Start time: 8:30 am

Sunday Start time:

Team: Stifel

ID: 46047

Lifetime total: $8,402.50

I am riding In Memory of Lisa Garcia.

I am riding In Honor of Brandi Koziatek.


I am not special. I've lost important people to cancer. My dad? Lung cancer. My cousin Kathy? Pancreatic cancer. My life long friend Lori and my best friend's mom Kathy? Breast cancer. My cousin Mary Ellen? Stomach cancer. Cancer isn't very fact, it picks anyone to go along with it. Now, it will even take your dog. I am honored once again to ride with Team Stifel, an organization that gives back to it's communities in so many ways. This year, I am happy to be riding for my friend Brandi. She is beating breast cancer into submission like a beast and I love her very much.

I am not sad. I am determined. I am not elite. I am an athlete. I cycle because I can. I like the wind in my hair and the salty layer on my skin after a long hot ride. MY bike is a cancer curing bike. This ride is my favorite thing to do all year. I don't train well and the last hill always kicks my ass but the shaky legs at the finish line give me hope. I especially like seeing the RESEARCHER jerseys as I ride. These are the REAL PEOPLE doing the REAL RESEARCH right here in St. Louis to find a cure. It CAN happen and that, my friends, is inspiring.

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. If advances in cures happen here, it benefits EVERYONE. I don't have to raise much, but I want to raise a whole freaking lot. Please consider giving! Thanks for reading all of this and thanks for loving me the way that you do. I'm a very lucky girl.