Pedal the Cause

I'm riding: Metric Century

Team: HOK

ID: 94907

Lifetime total: $10,985.00

I am riding In Memory of Jack Costello, Michelle Insco, Jerry Wirth, Tom Wirth, and Dennis Barnidge.

I am riding In Honor of Mike Bradley.


When I ride my ninth Pedal the Cause (PTC) this year I am motivated by all of my relationships with you! And to my previous and current donors who support me year after year, thank you! It truly is a blessing to have your encouragement. Last year was my first time of achieving the Yellow Jersey and I am striving for that again this year!

I ride because I need to. There are so many people around me who have been negatively impacted by a loved one who died too soon because of cancer. When I look around and connect with friends it seems there is another diagnosis and hope can seem hard to find. I have been personally touched by the loss of too many, even since 2013 when I rode in my first PTC. Because of the collective love and loss, I don't just ride in memory of one person, but many. I carry the memory of all these people with me in my 2022 PTC ride: Fr. Jerry Wirth (my uncle), Uncle Tom Wirth, Dennis Barnidge(dad of my sister in law), Marie Elsner (my grandma) and Michelle Insco (wife of my neighbor). I am riding in special memory of my beloved priest, Monsignor Jack Costello, who passed away from cancer early in 2022. I am riding in honor of Mike Bradley who is currently battling cancer.

When I turn the grief into motivation, it can be an amazing transformation for me. I see the cause of PTC and the sheer amount of money raised and get excited to get on my bike! I am proud to join Pedal the Cause in the fight against cancer and ride the Metric Century (66 miles) on September 25. 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.

I sincerely appreciate your consideration in donating to my ride.