Pedal the Cause

I'm riding: Big Hitter

Team: Bill Box's Blue, Red and Grey

ID: 96886

Lifetime total: $8,110.00

I am riding In Memory of Frank Mills.

I am riding In Honor of Tom Thornton, Matt Thornton.


This will be my third year riding and this year and Tom and I are BOTH planning on riding the 50 miles again! As most of you know, my first husband, Frank, passed away from cancer over 20 years ago and 2 years ago Tom was undergoing treatment for tonsil cancer. I am happy to say that Tom is doing great and we hope that cancer is in the past for him. However, the fight against cancer never stops. Tom's brother, Matt, was diagnosed with lung cancer in last June and unfortunately lost his battle on March 20th. Matt fought his battle as best he could but the cancer had metastasized to his brain and then his bones. We will be riding in memory of him this year along with all the other survivors I carry on the back of my jersey. 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.

It takes world-class research to create 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.