Pedal the Cause

I'm riding: 100 miles

I'm: Ride

Team: Powered by Hope

ID: 62189

Lifetime total: $360.00

I am riding In Honor of Teri Griege.


I am proud to join Pedal the Cause with the Powered by Hope team amongst the Regulators Cycling Club 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. I am a Breast Cancer survivor as of 2014. I had invasive Ducal Carcinoma, Stage 1B. However, it took 3 separate surgeries to remove the cancer. Before my final surgery, my physician recommended a very intense yet invasive chemotherapy treatment. The experience was most challenging and unsettling. Things that you thought were important are no longer that important. The reality of life slipping away and not knowing if I will awaken the next day is incomprehensible. Depression attempts to settle in. However, I am a strong-willed individual and I Never give up! Life is too short and we need to continue fighting for others and even ourselves. If I have learned nothing, it is to live each day to its fullest, do not dwell on the things that you are unable to change and be kind to those less fortunate in any way possible.

It takes world-class research to create a world without cancer. Please help me in this journey by making a donation, 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.