Pedal the Cause

I'm riding: Metric Century

Saturday Start time:

Sunday Start time: 7:30 am

Team: Powered by Hope

ID: 80991

Lifetime total: $2,157.66

I am riding In Memory of Phyllis Fichter.


Cancer has touched all of our lives in some way. It has left a lasting mark on my immediate family. My mother passed away May 14th, 2016 after an 18 year battle with breast cancer. She was one of the bravest and toughest patients I have seen to face that disease and I know there are many tough patients out there. She lived through great adversity in dealing with a multitude of side effects from chemotherapy. Cancer greatly reduced her quality of life and ultimately prematurely, in my opinion, robbed precious time from her to spend with her loved ones, her husband, kids, and grandkids.

While my mother never fully understood my love of biking, and the rekindling of that love in my second childhood with my own kids, I ride for her. I ride for my aunt, my grandmothers, my wife's aunt, the family members of my friends & classmates as well as colleagues, friends, and classmates battling their own cancer.

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.