I'm riding: Big Hitter

Team: Central Bank of St. Louis

ID: 96846

Lifetime total: $7364.0000

Start time: 8:00 am - Wave 2

I am riding In Honor of Tom Lewis.


I am proud to share that I am riding again in the Pedal the Cause cycling challenge on September 30th to help find a cure for cancer. As part of the Central Bank of St. Louis team, I am riding 50 miles and trying to raise $2,500 in honor of my little brother, Tom, as well as other friends and family who have faced cancer, past and present, and their loved ones who are so deeply impacted by this illness.

After having a melanoma removed a few years ago and thought to be in the clear, Tom was diagnosed with recurrent melanoma earlier this year. Tom is fighting the cancer and dealing with his treatment regimen while running his construction company and continuing his role as a great father, husband and brother. Tom was the picture of health so it was a total shock to learn of his diagnosis and reinforced that cancer, regardless of a healthy lifestyle, can strike anyone.

Last year's Pedal the Cause challenge raised over $4,000,000 and funded 16 research programs, all here in St. Louis. 100% of the money raised by my fellow riders and me this year will also go to advance local lifesaving research. Every year, researchers find new ways to treat cancer and I know that someday a cure for all cancers will be developed. There is no reason why that can?t be right here in St Louis!