I'm riding: PTC Classic

Team: Bartlett's Bikers

ID: 95393

Lifetime total: $1583.4500

Start time: 9:30 am - Wave 2


WHY I RIDE

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.

I joined the lymphoma team as a clinical research coordinator in June 2016 at Siteman Cancer Center where I play a small role in helping to manage phase I and phase II drug trials for lymphoma patients. It has been a humbling experience working with some of the hundreds of patients and their families affected by cancer that walk through these doors every single day. I am proud to work with a few of the world's most brilliant doctors who always make sure that patient care and safety are the first priority.

Clinical research is such an integral part of cancer therapy. I never truly understood what clinical research entailed until I started working here. I am continually awed by the amount of information we can learn on a daily basis and I am thankful to the patients who agree to join these clinical trials and face the unknown in order to advance cancer care. I've shared both laughs and tears with these patients and their families. In the future, with your generous donation to cancer research, I hope to share more of the former.

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.


MY PTC HISTORY

2017
2018