Corporate Challenge Team

71 Members

Lifetime total: $476,795.64

Team Captain: Michael Christian

ID: 13374


WHY WE RIDE

For the 9th straight year, we are joining the fight against cancer by participating in the 11th annual Pedal the Cause bike challenge. Pedal the Cause has the mission to provide seed money for cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children's Hospital through their annual cycling challenge in hopes that the research funded by their event will ultimately lead to a cure for cancer.

In 2020, we ride in CELEBRATION!

We celebrate Nick Porter who rode his first PTC in 2017 after years of donating. He then discovered in December of 2017, he had colon cancer stage 4. 12" of his colon was removed and he completed his initial treatments in late 2018. Nick has had 39 chemo treatments to date, 5 radiation treatments, and one lung surgery as he continues his spirited battle. Through all of this, his positive attitude and wonderful view on life have been an inspiration to me personally and many family, friends, and even strangers who have read his CaringBridge posts. To sum his attitude up in a few words: Nick hates the saying 'It is what it is'. He thinks it should be 'This is what it is. How do I change it or make it better?'. I couldn't agree more as this attitude is one of the driving forces behind Team Keeley and Pedal The Cause itself.

We celebrate our team member, John Christian Sr, who passed on August 5th, 2016. John had battled cancer on and off for over 24 years and beat prostate, colon, melanoma, and bladder cancers while living a faith-based life filled with family, friends, and fun. The Hammer was the original inspiration on why Team Keeley was formed and rode in their first PTC. Thanks, Hammer, for all of the love you shared with us and the world!

We celebrate Issa Alovor who is continuing his battle against Pilocystic Astrocytoma grade I. This tumor was found on his brain stem in 2009. After many ups and downs over 6+ years, his condition is now stable and he has been symptom free for over 4 years now! Issa is now at Missouri S&T where he is continuing his love of science and math. Keep it up, Big Man!!

We celebrate Bryor Lacey who was diagnosed with Pre B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in early 2016. He is a spunky almost 6 year old boy who loves all things trucks, animals, and Cardinals baseball. After 3+ years of treatment, Bryor RANG THE BELL in April 0f 2019!!! This year Bryor will be riding in his 3rd Kids Challenge and is looking forward to doing even more laps than last year.

We ride for every person that has been and will be diagnosed with cancer.

We ride for those who have lost their battle with cancer.

We ride because cancer still exists. We will continue to ride until cancer is dead and we live in A WORLD WITHOUT CANCER.

Sincerely,
Team Keeley


OUR PTC HISTORY

2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020

THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS

Name
Donation
RGA Matching Gift
$103.00
The Keeley Companies
$3,550.00
Derek Maschek
$100.00
George Surls
$50.00
Anonymous
$100.00
Power & Tel
$400.00
John Langford
$100.00
Deanne and John Keeley
$200.00
The Keeley Companies
$18,000.00