I'm riding: Big Hitter

Team: Ride BBD

ID: 79213

Lifetime total: $13475.0000

I am riding In Memory of Elise Mars.


I am riding this year for a lot of reasons. The call on 11/6/15 changed my life. I am proud to say that I am now 24+ months cancer free. 9/24-25/16 changed the way I looked at things. Pedal The Cause created that fire in me to ride, to get healthy and make a difference. Through this event I was able to reach out and connect with so many people who feel the same. I am a survivor and I know so many more who are and who are also battling this terrible disease. Pedal The Cause helps you pay it forward, to help fight and to change peoples lives. Last year my wife and I started our first Friends and Family Team. We had a total of 9 riders on Team Ride BBD which stands for Big Black Dog (our Rex). Having the team made it an even more special event.

So 2018 will be my third event. I am again riding the Big Hitter 50 mile course. 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.

This disease continues to touch so many people in my life and I am sure yours as well. That again is why I am riding, to the help the "Ones" like myself and to help find a cure. Thank you for donating to my ride and please sign up for our team Ride BBD: https://www.mypedalthecause.org/team_profile.jsp?MemberID=94259

Remember, every bike is a cancer curing bike!

Thank you! Doug