I'm riding: PTC Classic

Team: In Memory of Whitley Russo

ID: 95619

Lifetime total: $935.00


I am riding In Memory of Whitley Russo.

WHY I RIDE

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR YOUR LOVE & SUPPORT FOR MY HUSBAND, WHITLEY!

Personally, I ride for my best friend & husband, Whitley Ray Russo. If it wasn't for him, I would never have known or heard about Pedal for the Cause. Last year, Whit rode for an inspiring young girl named Elizabeth (whom has Stage IV Neuroblastoma Cancer as a beautiful 10 year old girl) as he was the Chair for the Pedal for the Cause Team as well as on the board for the Young Professionals of St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Two years ago, this past September, Whitley was hit and killed unexpectedly on his way to work. In his memory, friends and family are gathering to ride their bike or stationary cycle in his honor.

I remember when immediately after he crossed the finish line last year (2016), we ran over to the Children's Hospital tent & immediately face timed Elizabeth. Her smile literally made his muscle aches & tiredness of pedaling for hours without training all summer in the heat go away. He told me, I can't wait to cross the finish line & see Elizabeth. Whit has a heart of golf always thinking of others first. She is the reason who inspired my husband to become a part of this organization and now I ride for them both.

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.

Whitley Russo


MY PTC HISTORY

2017
2018
2019