Pedal the Cause

I'm riding: PTC Classic

Team: Gyn Onc Teal on Wheels

ID: 95813

Lifetime total: $78,834.73


This is my fifth year participating in Pedal the Cause. I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer in June of 2016. Siteman and their team inspire me to raise money so cancer can someday be cured. My treatment continues but has reached the point that I will always be on chemo till it stops working. Siteman has not given up on me and that fills me with the hope that I get a bit more time. I am so happy to be alive for PTC 2021! I cried when I signed up for the 20 miles as there is no way I will be able to ride. My victory will be measured by my generous donors who give year after year. I love you so much. My mind wants to ride, my heart wants to ride, my soul wants cancer to be cured. Join me in giving patients hope, assisting our outstanding researchers and doctors to reach their goals of saving lives and eradicating cancer!!!

I have never stated a goal in fundraising. I have never been comfortable asking for money or donations until Pedal. After getting so ill and witnessing my team working 24/7, I decided that they have kept me alive for 5 years and there is no way I can repay them. I thought about the people I am riding for? my fellow patients, my lost friends, and the future cancer patients I will know and decided, I am setting a goal this year! It is BOLD. A "Love for Others" goal. In the world of Pedal, it is the Podium. $25,000! This is the only thing I can do for our doctors, researchers, nurses, and staff that are fighting for us every day. I also want you to know that I have a deep sadness for my cancer brothers and sister I have lost in the past 5 years, especially my friends. Cancer has brutally attacked Cape's local community. I am riding in honor of 4 local cancer buddies and I will share their stories one at a time over the next months. Alex Powderly, Rex Rust, Kristie Hueseman, and Neva Kay Ross. These are cancer newcomers and my "featured fighters". Each month I will have a theme/incentive to give to my ride. Tomorrow kicks off May Match. For each donation over $25, I will give $20 as a match. At the end of the month, I will add up the number of donations and multiply by 20 and submit my match. I dare you to drain the bank!!!! Also, if you give "In Honor Of or In Memory Of", I will acknowledge your donation with a special note and/or gift to your honoree. Imagine how great they will feel when they see a bit of sunshine in their day. I am working on some really special things for Pedal. There should be something for everyone's budget. Thank you in advance for your incredible gifts. Love, Sandi

Please support my efforts by donating to my fundraiser, and give with confidence knowing that 100% of your donation will fund lifesaving cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children's Hospital.