I'm riding: Big Hitter

Team: Powered by Hope

ID: 81835

Lifetime total: $800.00

I am riding In Honor of Chuck Jihnson.


I am proud to join Pedal the Cause in the fight against cancer. Pedal the Cause is more than a community cycling event, it's a way of life, a celebration, and a movement fueled by the courage to end cancer - all cancers, for everyone.

This year I am riding for Team Powered By Hope. Team Powered By Hope's 2017 Ride for a Child was a beautiful, energetic, fun-loving little boy named Leo. He loved Star Wars, Super Heroes and playing outside when he was feeling well. Leo was diagnosed in January of 2017 with High Risk T-cell ALL, and sadly after months of fighting, he lost his battle on Friday, August 4th He was surrounded by his family; 2 older sisters, Ella (11) and Mia (7), and his Mom, who is an infusion nurse at Siteman West County. We will ride to honor the memory of our brave little 'Leo the Lion' and do our best to surround his family with the love, support and hope that comes with being a member of this team!

Even though I have not been personally affected by cancer I know too many friends and loved ones that have been affected by this disease. I hope to raise 500.00, but I need your help. Any amount will help.

Please help me in this journey by donating to the cause. It takes world-class research to create a world without cancer, and Pedal the Cause is the only event that gives 100% of participant donations to Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children's Hospital to advance cancer research. Together, we can create a world without cancer.

Thank you for your support.

Peggy Balch