I'm riding: PTC Classic

Team: Team Keeley

ID: 94574

Lifetime total: $11,885.00

Start time: 9:45 AM - Wave 4

I am riding In Memory of Brian Froneyberger.

I am riding In Honor of Edward Lohmar.


I am proud to continue riding 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. I was diagnosed in December 2017 with colon cancer. I had surgery to remove 12" of my colon, and then it metastasized to my liver, where I was diagnosed with Stage IV liver cancer. After 20 treatments and over 1000 hours of infused chemotherapy, the cancer in my liver is gone. However, this past February, a scan revealed some spots on my lung that are being treated with more infused chemo. I'm not only riding for myself this year, but in honor of John Christian, a former Team Keeley member, husband to Jane, and father to John Jr., Michael, Tim, Kathy and Linda. For Brian Froneyberger, a brave man and friend who lost his 3 year battle with squamous cell carcinoma four days after the Pedal Ride in 2018. I ride for all my relatives and friends I've lost over the years. I will ride until there is a cure. Cancer won't keep me from participating. I don't even own a bike. This is the only time I ride, because that's how much I believe in this cause. I rode 20 miles last year and plan on the same for 2019. I rode last year while in treatment, and regardless of what is going with me this year, I will be there for all the activities on September 28-29. Please join me in the fight to cure 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.