Why I ride: I am joining the fight against cancer by participating in the sixth-annual Pedal the Cause bike challenge. Pedal the Cause's mission is to provide funding for cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children's Hospital through their annual cycling challenge in hopes that the research funded by their event will ultimately lead to a cure for cancer. Edward Jones is proud to be the presenting sponsor of this event and along with all the other sponsors we are so pleased that every dollar raised goes directly to cancer research!!!

Cancer unfortunately has touched almost everyone, so we all have a reason to band together and fight this awful disease. My son, Eric, daughter Ashley and son-in-law, Julio, are all riding in this year's event for our personal Heroes that have beaten the disease and can be counted as not only survivors, but thrivers!!! My wife, Sheila, my daughter Ashley and my daughter-in-law, Abby, have all battled cancer and Won!!! This is a true blessing and gift that we are all truly thankful for everyday!!

However, many others are not as fortunate. My best friend in college Monty and my Grandpa both lost their fight with colon cancer, and likely you personally know others who have lost their battle which means we have work to do!! So I would like to ask you to please help if you can. We would love to have you ride with our Edward Jones Team. If you can't join the Team we would certainly appreciate your financial support. As an added bonus, I want you to know I have a MATCHING SPONSOR that has been impacted by the disease and wants to accelerate the effort to find a cure. So any amount you donate will be doubled in an effort to increase the pace of our fight against cancer. Thanks for your consideration and your help. Let's all join together and find a cure soon!!!

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