Katie Van Hook

Why I ride: 1. Cancer affects everyone. This year, I lost a great aunt to pancreatic Cancer. Last year, a best friend from high school had a double mastectomy and is in remission from breast cancer. In 2003, my grandfather died from lung cancer. My uncle has lymphoma. One of my brother's best friends, John (40) has a rare form of Leukemia and he is approaching day 150 of treatment at Stanford Medical Center. Ten years ago, John would probably be dead by now. He is a Naval officer, husband and father of two beautiful daughters, and thanks to the advances in cancer treatment he is still with us and we are hoping for a full recovery. Link to John's Story

2. Last year, I had the honor of meeting the founders of Pedal the Cause at a Yellow Jersey Celebration. Teri Griege, a cancer survivor, told her story of training and competing in The Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii while undergoing chemotherapy (http://terigriege.com/about-teri/). Oncologists from Washington University spoke about the latest developments in cancer research. I left this event with a renewed appreciation for life and health, and I also decided to get on board with Pedal The Cause.

3. I am fortunate enough to have a bike and legs that can (hopefully) pedal it around for 75 miles. Additionally, I'm surrounded by super generous people like YOU who will spare a few dollars to make a difference in the world.

Thank you for visiting my donation page and Pedal The Cause page.

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I am proud to join Pedal the Cause in the fight against cancer. Pedal the Cause is more than the region's top cycling event. It's a way of life, a celebration, and a movement fueled by the courage to end cancer.

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.

My Donations:

Date
Donor
Amount
09/22/2017
Michael Morgan
$100.00
09/22/2017
Jim K
$50.00
09/04/2017
Paula Oldeg
$50.00
09/04/2017
kme
$25.00
08/31/2017
Brian & Amanda Cooper
$50.00
07/31/2017
Anonymous
$30.00
06/26/2017
Jamey Ross
$50.00
06/18/2017
Bring a Friend
$50.00
05/30/2017
Katie Drochter
$10.00
05/23/2017
Kathleen Kearns
$50.00
05/19/2017
Jodi
$10.00
05/18/2017
Jenn Swenson
$20.00
05/16/2017
Anonymous
$10.00
05/16/2017
Kristin Hunteman
$10.00
05/16/2017
Sarah Barboza
$10.00
05/15/2017
Marissa Riffle
$20.00
05/12/2017
Colleen Paul
$20.00
05/12/2017
Anonymous
$20.00
05/04/2017
Cindy Beaver
$25.00
05/04/2017
Amy Smith
$25.00
05/03/2017
Melissa Hatfield Stevens
$25.00
05/03/2017
Paula Scott
$30.00
04/21/2017
Michelle[check pledged]
$100.00
04/19/2017
Ari Miller
$100.00
04/19/2017
Karen
$25.00
04/17/2017
Mark Wilkins
$100.00
04/17/2017
Anonymous
$50.00
04/17/2017
Deb Chapman
$25.00
04/14/2017
Mike Anderson
$30.00
04/07/2017
Kratz
$25.00
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