I'm riding: Two Bridges

Team: MRHFM - Meso Warriors

ID: 94896

Lifetime total: $2255.0000

Start time: 9:00 am - Wave 2


I am riding In Honor of Minn Siew.

WHY I RIDE

My father was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer on April 24, 2018. He passed away on May 30, 2018... a few months shy of his 70th birthday. Not a day has gone by that I don't miss my dad, don't wish he were still here, don't regret not hugging him or telling him I loved him more. Cancer, whether you are a patient or a loved one, completely alters your world.

In honor of my dad, I am very proud to join Pedal the Cause in the fight against cancer for my second year in a row. This year undoubtedly holds a deeper significance for me. After his diagnosis, my dad made it clear that he wanted to fight to live... and he did. He endured tremendous physical/emotional/mental pain, going from one hospital/rehab facility to the next, as he fought to keep breathing, fought to stay alive, fought to be with his family until the very end. I ride for him, to honor his fighting spirit, and I ride for the countless others (patients, families, and loved ones) who are affected by and are fighting 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. 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.

Please, please donate whatever you can ($5, $10, etc.), and help me honor my dad and the countless others fighting cancer.

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

Love,
Melissa

MY DAD


MY PTC HISTORY

2017
2018