I'm riding: Metric Century

Team: Wolz's Riders

ID: 81854

Lifetime total: $9,585.00

I am riding In Memory of Rick Wolz.


Dear Friends and Family;

I am proud to again join Pedal the Cause in the fight against cancer. This year is a little different, in that cancer affected me directly. In January, I was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer. With help and guidance from a great group of doctors and family, I had surgery in February and my subsequent CT scans revealed that I'm currently cancer free. There are no guarantees that it won't return, so for the foreseeable future, I will have quarterly follow-ups and scans looking for any returning disease.

I don't consider myself a survivor because I didn't fight the arduous battle many cancer survivors face, so I just consider myself "healthy again". I know firsthand the difficult battle cancer patients face because I also ride to honor my father, Rick Wolz, who passed away August 2nd, 2015 of pancreatic cancer, after a long 3 year battle. I'm riding not only for my family but for the millions of other families out there who have been affected by 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. With this ride I hope to raise $5,000, but I need your help.

Please help me in this journey by donating to my ride. 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.

Mark L. Wolz