OUR TEAM IS HONORED TO BE PARTNERED WITH AN AMAZING YOUNG WOMAN THAT WE WILL BE RIDING FOR THIS YEAR!
Deanna is 16 years old. She loves softball and riding her razor. She is a huge fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues!
She had been in and out of the doctor’s office for a year, when she was finally diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. It was very difficult for her family, but Deanna “D” has been very head strong to beat cancer!
As of June 21, 2019, Deanna is cancer free! She still has check-ups, but she beat it!! All of the staff at Siteman Kids has been extremely wonderful to Deanna and her family – they wouldn’t have wanted to be anywhere else. Deanna made lots of new friends along the way. She and her family wish to participate in Pedal the Cause to give other kids inspiration and strength to keep fighting.
What is Ride for a Child?
Ride for a Child (RFC) is a special program of Pedal the Cause that pairs teams with pediatric oncology patients who are actively going through treatment at Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. It is an inspiring way for our participants to connect with a child who is receiving state-of-the-art care and more advanced treatment for cancer as a result of the funds raised by Pedal the Cause.
Through pre-event virtual meet-ups, teams are able to form a meaningful connection with their child and family, with many teams and families staying in touch long after the event. For participating children, RFC offers an exciting distraction from their treatments and gives them a supportive team of individuals that will train, fundraise and ride in their honor.