Pedal the Cause

I'm riding: PTC Pacer

Saturday Start time:

Sunday Start time: 8:30 am - Wave 1

Team: Powered by Hope

ID: 96839

Lifetime total: $2,985.00


I am riding In Memory of Tom and Terry.

I am riding In Honor of Paul, Susie and Merv.

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.

The past 2 years have brought more cancer to my family and I am tired of knowing soooo many people with cancer. I ride this year for my husband who is living with Metastatic Prostate Cancer The research being done can help him live a longer life with the development of new treatment options. My sister and my niece were both diagnosed with breast cancer this year and are doing well. The fact that they are both doing well is also due to the fact that so much research has been done on breast cancer diagnosis and treatments!

Outside of my family, I have a very close friend living with metastatic breast cancer who also has benefited by all of the research and drug development done for metastatic breast cancer. She is an inspiration to ALL of us since she has been living with breast cancer for over 30 years and with multiple recourences and metastatic disease, she NEVER complains! Such a courageous and strong woman!!! My friend and chiropractor who was diatnosed with metastic prostate cancer around the same time as my husband. We have been able to share our successes and struggles. There is another close friend who's sister was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer this year.....and this is just the beginning! This year also challenged yet another close friend who's husband competed treatment for rectal cancer and was treated without family support at his side during his treatment due to Covid. I could go on, but I think you get the picture!!

I ride for those who have ended their journey on this earth due to cancer....my brother Tom, my sister inl-aw Terry, my friend Al, my husband's cousin Lisa and all of those I had the honor of working with along their cancer journey at Siteman Cancer Center and Siteman at Children's hospital. I admire the strenght and hope all of these people modeled and continue to learn from on a daily basis.

Please support me as I ride this year in honor of these amazing individuals as well as all of those affected by cancer so we can provide the continued research to find the best treatments and some day a cure for this group of diseases!! I have seen first hand the impact research has made on current treatment strategies and am encouraged by all of the research performed with the ultimate goal of finding the cause and the cure!! All donations help me reach my goal and provide the continued research needed. 100% of your donation goes directly to accelerating cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and St Louis Children's Hospital.


MY PTC HISTORY

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2021