Why I ride: 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.

We've all known someone who has been diagnosed, and some of them have fought hard and won, others have fought hard and lost, and too many are still fighting this battle. I ride for all of these people, and for one person in particular, my "Uncle" Ron, who has been a family friend since I was a kid. He was diagnosed with Lymphoma for the first time when I was in high school, and was fortunate to beat it and remain cancer free, until this year. He's beginning the battle all over again. This time, he has fewer treatment options, but he was incredibly fortunate to get the final slot in a clinical trial. He's begun treatments, and we're hopeful that they'll help. It's funding from things like Pedal the Cause that lead to the research that makes clinical trials, like Ron's, even possible.

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. Give as little as a couple bucks or a more significant donation - whatever is in your budget, because every little bit counts and will add up quickly.

I really appreciate your support.

My Donations:

Denise Pries
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