Pedal the Cause

I'm riding: 20 miles

Team: Gyn Onc Teal on Wheels

ID: 95813

Lifetime total: $32,509.73


WHY I'M INSPIRED

I am riding for all my friends who died fighting cancer. Chuck, Nan, Pete, Doug, Michelle, Terry, Tracey, Sara and so, so many more. I am riding for all my past, present, and future Teal Sisters. Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer is a formidable enemy. We need a cure! So little funding goes to gynecological/oncology diseases. I have had so many people ask me, What can I do to help?. THIS is what you can do. I can fight month after month only for so long. This is a personal race for me and I hope they find a treatment plan in the near future that either extends my life or cures me. The treatment I am getting has not changed in 30 years! The 5 year survival rate for Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer is 5-10%. I finished my 3rd round of chemo at the end of January. 31 chemotherapy sessions, 3 abdominal surgeries and a prophylactic double mastectomy over the past 4 years. I am now on an oral medication that hopefully gives me a longer remission. I hope you can volunteer, donate or ride to help raise money needed for further research. I want to raise thousands of dollars for all cancers. My cancer buddies continue to die. New therapies and diagnostics must be discovered, especially for the incurable cancers such as Glioblastoma, Pancreatic and my nemesis, Ovarian Cancer. This money funds research for ALL CANCERS. The goal is to have 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 Cancer Center.

I love you and thank you in advance for your continued support. Sandi Essner


MY PTC HISTORY

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