Pedal the Cause

I'm riding: PTC Road Classic

Team: Powered by Hope

ID: 80853

Lifetime total: $2,510.00

I am riding In Memory of Tammy Linn.

I am riding In Honor of Melissa Eckert-Zigrang.


I ride for many reasons. I ride to honor my wife, Melissa. In May of 2015, our lives were rocked when she was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. She went through so much pain, many surgeries, invasive chemo, wondering, worrying, etc. and now after a long, unique pause from it all -- it's back and the fight continues. She gets chemo every week for the most part and the future is uncertain.

We have also met way too many others that have endured and are enduring the same. We have lost many, including my dear uncle... :-( and recently my dear aunt. They all show significant amounts of strength and perseverance unlike anything you could imagine. They're all amazing people and we're blessed to have them in our family now -- those here and those who have passed.

Siteman Cancer Center has been an instrumental weapon against this awful disease. By raising money directly benefiting Siteman and Children's Hospital, I hope to help others be able to say in honor of rather than in memory of... Please help me in my quest to contribute. If cancer hasn't intimately touched your life, it unfortunately and most likely will at some point -- that's how ubiquitous it is... and that's why we all need to come together and fight. Please help and thank you for helping!