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Join us virtually the weekend of September 25-26
Join St. Louis Children's Hospital Team and help raise funds for critical cancer research, bringing us all closer to the day we live in a world without it. Every dollar we raise stays right here in St. Louis, funding research at Siteman Kids and Siteman Cancer Center.
Registration opens April 1 for Pedal the Cause 2021! We are excited to welcome the Pedal Family back for another year of fundraising for critical cancer research. Pedal the Cause is planning to host a first-class event experience in-person at Chesterfield Amphitheater on September 25 and 26, 2021. You will also have the option to participate virtually through PTC Inspired.
Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children's Hospital seeks to advance pediatric cancer research and improve outcomes for kids and families stricken by pediatric cancer. Through funding from vital partners like Pedal the Cause, St. Louis Children's Hospital Foundation and the Children's Discovery Institute (CDI), we are enabling researchers to discover lifesaving treatments and cures for pediatric cancers. In 2020, awards for pediatric cancer research made through the Foundation and CDI totaled nearly $2.1 million.
St. Louis Children's Hospital Team Captains:
Trish Lollo, Hospital President
Dr. Gary Silverman, Pediatrician-in-Chief
Dr. Jorge Di Paola, Division Chief, Pediatric Hematology Oncology
For more information about St. Louis Children's Hospital’s Pedal The Cause Team, please contact Kathryn Lodes at [email protected].
This year, St. Louis Children's Hospital rides in honor of 2-year-old Eleanor, who is receiving treatment for acute myeloid leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. Born with Down Syndrome and a blood disorder known as transient myleoproliferative disorder (TMD), doctors have monitored her closely since birth because kids with TMD have a 10-20% chance of developing leukemia. After a series of routine tests came back abnormal, Eleanor was diagnosed with leukemia at 15 months old.
Her treatment plan includes six rounds of inpatient chemotherapy. Currently in her fourth round, she's doing great! She misses her two older siblings and the comforts of home, but everyone at Children's — doctors, nurses, therapists and support staff — has helped make Eleanor and her family feel at home during her extended stays.
Eleanor and her parents are excited to be representing St. Louis Children's at Pedal the Cause this year and hope that you will join her team in the fight against cancer!