I'm riding: Big Hitter

Team: Team Leisa

ID: 72458

Lifetime total: $14,789.01

Start time: 8:15 AM - Wave 3

I am riding In Memory of Todd Epsten.

I am riding In Honor of Michael Quinn, Leisa Zigman + Countless Others.


Pedal The Cause is my way of joining the fight to prevent cancer from stealing another important person from my life. A few years ago, a dear mate and my boss (the Starbucks folks knew him as OSCAR) was taken from us all at way too early of an age and I originally rode to honor him. Then, five years ago Leisa Zigman entered my life via my now AWESOME WIFE Deborah (props to her) and so I rode to support Leisa too - and what over the past two years was yet another fight for her against the perils of cancer.

Then two years ago my father and Dina Coffman Yorke (a close friend from Boston College) were faced with the challenges brought by cancer. All the great work from research like that at Siteman has brought these two a win over cancer and more life to live - just like the research is doing for Leisa yet again. So I now ride in their honor too. It pains me that my list is growing and not stuck on one or two.

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. For Oscar, for Leisa, for Mike, for Dina and for everyone else out there that has been faced with the many horrible faces of this illness.