I'm riding: PTC Circuit

Team: Ride BBD

ID: 95099

Lifetime total: $1,600.00

I am riding In Honor of Doug Mars.


In a nutshell, cancer sucks. I have lost family members to cancer. I have friends who have been through cancer battles. I stood by my husband's side during his cancer battle a little more than an year ago. It was tough, and he was so brave! There is the perpetual worry whether it will come back. I have read so many inspirational cancer stories...

But what if we didn't have to read those stories anymore? What if those brave men, women and children could focus their efforts on just living wonderful lives? What if people didn't have to live with the constant worry having beaten cancer once whether it would come back? Perhaps this will be a reality through research.

I've been fortunate to have good health, and I feel I have taken that for granted. I've decided to join Doug and his team of riders to push myself and do something I would not normally do. I'm going to give myself a real challenge. Those of you who are close to me know I am not into running, or cycling for long periods, or much that is truly strenuous. But I want to commit, and I want to commit to Pedal the Cause because I admire Doug and those who have ridden before, I marvel at the progress already being made through PTC's fundraising, and I want to do my part to promote the work being done to fight cancer.

I am proud to join 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.

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.