13:1 ROI on Pedal the Cause Support for Cancer Research

May 16, 2024

Within five years of investment, for every $1 Pedal the Cause donates to fund cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, an additional $13 is obtained from outside sources, like the NCI or NIH, to further advance these projects. With this 13:1 ROI, Pedal the Cause has been the catalyst garnering $595 million for cancer research since 2010. This ROI statistic recently increased from 12:1 to reflect the most recent data collected from Siteman Cancer Center.

“Even the best and brightest ideas require funding to get off the ground,” said David Drier, executive director of Pedal the Cause. “Pedal the Cause dollars fund these innovative ideas that are delving deeper than ever before into discoveries and advances that will provide treatments and cures for cancer. We are thrilled to learn that the brilliant minds at our beneficiaries are now able to garner a 13:1 return on investment for every dollar we donate. The money our community has raised – over $45.8 million since 2010 – is creating a huge impact in the St. Louis cancer ecosystem, and around the world.”

“Cancer is relentless, a formidable foe,” said Timothy J. Eberlein, M.D., director of Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. “Without this incredible partnership of Pedal participants, we would not be able to lead the country in groundbreaking discoveries that lead to new treatments for our patients—and more hope!”

Pedal the Cause is one of the top-ten largest cause-related cycling events in the country. All – 100 percent – of participant-raised funds support innovative cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. To date, Pedal the Cause has funded 223 cancer research projects – 171 adult and 52 pediatric.

This year, Pedal the Cause, presented by Edward Jones, returns for its fifteenth year of raising critical funds for adult and pediatric cancer research with an exciting lineup of cycling and community events. On September 21 and 22, thousands will gather in St. Charles for a celebratory weekend of pedaling, building community, festivities and family fun.

Registration is now open for bike riders of all levels, spinners, virtual fundraisers, Kids Challengers and volunteers with a passion to create a world without cancer.