Mark Brandom

Why I ride: As many of you know, in the summer of 2002 I learned that my father was diagnosed with lung cancer. I was living in Chicago at the time and decided I needed to be closer to him due to the gravity of the situation. I moved back to Missouri a few months later. The following year was the toughest year of my life as I watched him undergo chemotherapy treatments every week at Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis. I watched him battle this disease while remaining in extremely upbeat spirits. Despite his remarkably positive attitude, on June 11, 2003, my father lost his battle with the disease that over 1.7 Million Americans are diagnosed with annually.

I know most families have been impacted on some level by cancer. This year, about 601,000 Americans are expected to die of cancer, more than 1,650 people a day. Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the US, exceeded only by heart disease. In the US, cancer accounts for 1 of every 4 deaths.

I am pleased to share that once again I will be participating in the 2017 Pedal the Cause event here in St. Louis. Since 2010, its first year, Pedal the Cause has raised over $15.8 million dollars to support cancer research, treatment and care at Siteman Cancer Center and Children's Hospital here in St. Louis. This year, the goal is once again over $3.5 million.

This year I have committed to raising at least $5,000 to help fight cancer and I will be participating in the 50 mile course later this month.

Please help me in this journey to find a cure by donating to my ride. 100% of your donation will go directly to this worthy cause. Any contribution will be greatly appreciated and is tax-deductible.

Thank you in advance for participating in something so meaningful to me.

My Donations:

Date
Donor
Amount
10/26/2017
Prudential Financial Matching Gift
$350.00
10/11/2017
Kenneth Goldberg
$250.00
10/06/2017
The Heiberger Family
$250.00
10/05/2017
Brian & Nicole Cochran
$100.00
10/02/2017
Chris Leff
$100.00
09/25/2017
Jim & Laurie Tighe
$100.00
09/25/2017
Rob and Debbie Hutter
$250.00
09/25/2017
mark Brandom
$100.00
09/25/2017
Travis and Kelly Brown
$100.00
09/24/2017
Will Shepard
$50.00
09/24/2017
Meg and Jeff Fisher
$100.00
09/22/2017
Trevor and Lindsey Gibson
$100.00
09/22/2017
Alcorn Fam
$50.00
09/22/2017
Camille and Michael Carpenter
$100.00
09/20/2017
Janice Schanbacher
$25.00
09/19/2017
Will and Morgan Montgomery
$100.00
09/18/2017
Larry Chapman
$100.00
09/18/2017
Ellen Brandom
$250.00
09/17/2017
Barb and Mike Towerman
$200.00
09/16/2017
Donna Hartzel
$100.00
09/15/2017
Bridget George
$50.00
09/15/2017
Chad Stafford
$250.00
09/15/2017
Judee Bland
$250.00
09/14/2017
Dave and Julie Vande Ven
$250.00
09/14/2017
The Wist Family
$100.00
09/13/2017
Tyler & Tracey Alcorn
$250.00
09/13/2017
Matt and Laura Moran
$100.00
09/13/2017
Jennifer Simmons
$100.00
09/13/2017
Deke Lape
$100.00
09/13/2017
The Hill Family
$150.00
09/13/2017
Skidmore Family
$50.00
09/13/2017
Zalmanoffs
$100.00
09/13/2017
Mike Schroeder
$200.00
09/12/2017
Katie and Garrick Hamilton
$100.00
09/12/2017
Chrissy Middleton
$100.00
09/12/2017
Mike & Jen Letz
$100.00
09/12/2017
Gary Oborny
$250.00
09/12/2017
Dave Banocy
$25.00
09/12/2017
Justin & Kelly Guerra
$200.00
09/12/2017
Gayle Smith
$200.00
09/12/2017
Bob & Linda Brandom
$250.00
09/12/2017
Bob Brown
$50.00
09/12/2017
Mike & Michelle Wazlawek
$100.00
09/12/2017
Henley Montgomery
$300.00
09/12/2017
Craig & Nicole Jobe
$100.00
09/12/2017
Patrick Willett
$100.00
09/12/2017
Megan Brinker
$50.00
09/12/2017
Jay and Scott Lindner
$200.00
09/12/2017
David Boerner
$500.00
09/12/2017
Jay and Karen Case
$300.00
09/11/2017
John schanbacher
$50.00
09/11/2017
Anonymous
$100.00
09/11/2017
Adrian and Alison Hartman
$250.00
09/11/2017
Anonymous
$50.00
09/06/2017
Mark Brandom
$250.00
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