St. Louis-- St. Louis is home to several world-class cancer facilities, including Siteman Cancer Center, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. The research conducted here will benefit cancer patients locally and around the country, and will receive a significant financial boost this October from the third annual Pedal the Cause cycling challenge. Several thousand cyclists and several hundred volunteers are needed to make this event a success.
Founded by Bill Koman, last year’s Pedal the Cause event raised $1,325,000 to help fund cancer research. 100% of fundraising proceeds is already at work towards winning the battle on cancer by researchers right here in our community. This was made possible by the efforts of more than 1,300 cyclists, 500 volunteers and 10,000 donors. More than 1,400 cyclists have already registered and begun fundraising for the 2012 event.