Why We ride: In 2015 Team Leukemia formed to be an outreach to the leukemia research and treatment efforts at Siteman Cancer Center, Barnes Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. We raised over $27,000 in our first year and over $33,000 for 2016.
Team Leukemia is riding in memory of Mandi Schwartz, our #17, last year, this year and forward. Mandi lives on through bone marrow drives in both New Haven, Connecticut and Saskatchewan, and whether you are a hockey fan or not, Mandi's life represents the drive we should have to eradicate the disease with better treatment options.
Mandi's wiki page
Why #17 is on our sleeves
So far Pedal the Cause support of Leukemia specific immunotherapy pilot projects has led to a 2.2 million dollar SPORE grant from the NIH for further research translation to useful therapy.
Pedal the Cause works for Leukemia research. It jump starts new ideas, and helps to prove these principles to go further. The 100% funding model insures that donations go directly where they should go, to research and not to administer the event.
Please consider joining Team Leukemia as a rider, a virtual rider or a volunteer for 2017. Registration starts in March.
Our Members: 4 riders, 1 virtual rider