Pedal the Cause

I'm riding: 10 miles

Team: Team Victoria St. Louis

ID: 96378

Lifetime total: $8,310.00


I am riding In Memory of Victoria Drier.

WHY I'M INSPIRED

Pedal the Cause, Covid 19, TEAM VICTORIA. Things continue to change for our team and our fundraising efforts. Despite all these changes, one thing stays constant, our promise to Victoria to continue to fight the battle and continue to raise funds to find a cure for all cancers. Last year was the our 1st year we had to ride without having Victoria there cheering us on from the sidelines and at the finish line as she had lost her 12 year battle to brain cancer prior to our ride. This year Victoria would have celebrated a milestone birthday- her 30th birthday. No she was not here to celebrate her birthday but had it not been for the clinical trials she participated in, research that continues and the amazing care she received, Victoria would not have lived the quality life she lived for 12 years after being diagnosed at age 16. Nothing will ever minimize the loss we feel and how much we love and miss her. Despite all of that, on September 26 & 27, Pedal the Cause will look different. Even though there will be no in-person event, each participant will complete their own physical challenge on their own, in small groups or together with family as social distancing allows. Many of you know I have been fighting an ankle injury since January and another more recent ankle surgery the end of June. Although I know I cannot ride my bike 37.5 miles, I do plan on completing a physical challenge of some kind. My progress with physical therapy will determine if and how far I can ride my bike or I will choose another activity. Despite my limitations, one thing I learned from Victoria was to never give up, never complain and be thankful for the life you were given. No pain could stop me from raising money for her mission. That is the least I can do for someone who taught me about life, love, and gratitude. With Covid, and job struggles I know that this year may be a financial challenge for you. By donating to my ride, you can 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 link is http://www.mypedalthecause.org/riders_profile.jsp?MemberID=96378. If however you are unable to donate this year, l completely understand. Your prayers are equally as important as we continue Victorias mission to find a cure for all cancers. Thank you in advance for your donation, prayers or both. GO TEAM VICTORIA!!!!


MY PTC HISTORY

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2020