I'm riding: Metric Century

Team: Powered by Hope

ID: 93186

Lifetime total: $2,179.65


It takes world-class research to create a world without cancer. Please help me in this journey by donating, 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.

So please help and donate what you can

We ride because we are Powered by Hope. We are inspired by the vision that one day there will be a world without cancer. So join us, whether you ride with us in person, in the spinning tent or virtually, your support will go a long way. In fact, 100 percent of your contribution will go directly to support cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

I started with PTC as the race photographer in the very first ride and have continued to be involved with PTC ever since. Pedal the Cause has been and will always be very personal for me. I have told the stories of kids who have won the fight with cancer and the ones who have lost. I can't see one particular Mom whose daughter lost the fight without instantly melting to tears. That is how close PTC is to my heart.

This year Team Powered By Hope's 2018 Ride for a Child is Luca! He is 9 years old and was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in December of 2016. He will continue his treatments until April of 2020. Luca loves riding his bike, playing soccer and baseball, and having fun outside with his friends. He loves the Cardinals, the Blues, country music and KidsBop. Luca is an Honored Hero for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society hiking team and participated in PTC's Kids' Challenge last year. All who meet him make the comment, What a cool kid! We are thrilled to ride in honor of Luca this year, and to have his parents, Angela and Jered, and siblings, Rocco (6) and Roseanna (4), as part of our Powered By Hope community!

Of course, we would never forget to ride in memory of our brave little 'Leo the Lion'; or in honor of Allison, our petite princess; Peyton, our unstoppable bundle of energy; DJ, our kind and loving not-so-little boy; and Kaitlyn, our growing teenager!