Pedal the Cause

I'm: Hiking

ID: 82721

Lifetime total: $3,740.00


I am riding In Memory of Mallie Royer (20), Wayne Lanter (63), Andrea Davis (43)..

WHY I RIDE

I have continued the fight against cancer and I am asking for your help!

I am hiking/walking (100 miles, not all at once 🙂) in honor of my daughter, Mallie Royer, #MallieStrong or #MallieRoyer (Instagram & FB) who lost Her COURAGEOUS fight against cancer.

Madilyn (Mallie) Jean-Louise (grandma?s names) Royer was a BEAUTIFULLY ENERGETIC 16 yr old young lady, with the world at her feet, the will and determination to live life to her fullest potential and navigate in her own way.

I?m going to tell you who Mallie is.

Mallie is literally the STRONGEST person I knew, She fought courageously for 5 years.

Mallie got her nickname from her sister, Meghan, who could not say ?Maddie?. I tried several times by emphasizing the ?Ds? and Meghan just kept saying ?Mallie?.
After 3 hilarious minutes, Madilyn/Maddie officially became Mallie.
I believe One of the most beautiful things you can do for someone, is to give them a lifelong endearing nickname. 😊. Thank you Meghan.

Mallie was an aspiring photographer who?s ability grew with each new day and every picture she developed. She had enrolled with ITT Tech, in Nashville, in their photography degree program.

Mallie had the dexterity to make you feel loved in any capacity, whether you were her friend or not. She was sooo sweet and trusted everyone, to a fault. But, that was her, and she was willing to help everyone.

Mallie started playing soccer while in kindergarten and continued, with lots of success, until she was diagnosed at 15.
Not only did she find the back of the net, plenty of wins and the trophies, she found life long friends, too many to name (you know who you are). Thank you to all.

Mallie loves country music, the beach, the pool, the lake and anything else to do with water. She was practically a fish.

There are sooo many things I could say, but I?m going to tell you one last thing, Mallies passion.

Mallies dream/passion was to travel the world, taking pictures of all the flowers in the National Parks, from a hot air balloon.

That dream was cut short.

Mallie lost her battle on Thursday, August 13th, 2020; she was 20, a day after her sister, Maria Coca?s, 16th birthday.
She promised Maria she would live to see her ?sweet sixteen?.
Unfortunately, she passed on her GMa Fudge & Gpa Matt?s anniversary (23); They now celebrate Mallies life, along with the love they share.

January 28, 2020 - August 13, 2022
A Life Well Lived. 😊😔😇

She is preceded in life by her soulmate, Mr. Snuffleupagus, aka Snuffy, her little 4 legged fur ball; who passed the day before, so he could be waiting for her, to help her with her next journey.

Mallie is also missed by her 4 sister?s, Meghan Royer, Maria & Kayla Coca, and Allison McCormack, and her brother, Ricky Coca.

Her parents;
Preston (me, Dad) Royer
Stacie (mom) & Tim McCormack
Jennifer Coca.
Family and Friends.

This is not just about Mallie, it?s also about everyone who is fighting or has a loved one fighting this horrible disease.

NO ONE FIGHTS ALONE!!!

100% of what I raise - literally every penny - will fund innovative pediatric and adult cancer research in St. Louis at Siteman Cancer Center and Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Pedal the Cause is more than the region's top cycling event. It takes world-class research to create a world without cancer.

Please consider helping me reach my goal of $2500 by donating $5 to my hike/fundraising efforts, or whatever you feel comfortable with, then ask all your friends to help.
Thank you for helping support our cause.

Donations can be made at pedalthecause.org, search my name ?Preston Royer?,
scroll down and tap my name,
then tap ?donate to my ride?.

You can also donate by Venmo, search Preston-Royer, reference #MallieStrong.
Together, we will create a world without cancer! NO ONE FIGHTS ALONE!!!

Thank you again for your help and support.


MY PTC HISTORY

2016
2020
2022