Pedal the Cause

I'm riding: Big Hitter

Saturday Start time:

Sunday Start time: 8:15 am - Wave 2

Team: Express Scripts

ID: 47807

Lifetime total: $5,241.15

I am riding In Memory of Ken Biske, Dan Whelan, Fr. Gary Hogan, Tony Ryan, Zac Epplin.

I am riding In Honor of Kim Biske, Bev Corzine.


I ride for hope.

We can never allow those fighting cancer to lose hope.

Hope that cures will be found.
Hope that cures will be found in time to help them.
Hope that cures will be found so cancer never impacts their children or grandchildren.
Hope that the rest of us will continue to fund research to find cures.

This year, I ride in honor of my sister-in-law, Kim Biske, who is fighting stage 4 breast cancer. Thankfully, after many months of chemo and a double mastectomy, she was declared "cancer free" and she is now proceeding to the preventative chemo portion of her treatment. I also ride in honor of Diane 'Bev' Corzine, the art teacher at Gibault Catholic High School, in her fight against cancer.

I ride in memory of my Dad, Ken Biske, who lost his battle with cancer on Dec. 31, 2018. He had a rare liposacroma, a cancer that does not get a lot of research due its rarity. Pedal the Cause's mission to find a cure for ALL cancers can hopefully help fund research in this and other rare cancers.

I also ride in memory of several people.
Fr. Gary Hogan, a beloved priest who we lost of pancreatic cancer in the summer of 2021.
My uncle, Frank Howanic.
Tony Ryan and Ray North, two friends from college whose fights against this disease ended far too early.
Zac Epplin, a wonderful young man from community, nephew of my brother-in-law, who bravely fought Ewing's Sarcoma, and again had the fight end far too early at the age of 19. You can read more about his story here: Zac's Story and here.
Dan Whelan, a past featured PTC rider and friend, who ended his battle valiant battle in late 2017.

We need to continue the fight against cancer and keep giving hope to those that are still fighting.

The money that Pedal the Cause raises provides hope for many children and adults with cancer. 100% of your donation will go directly to accelerating cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Please consider sponsoring me on my ride and let's all do our part to ensure that cancer patients never lose hope.