KMOV: Thousands ride through Chesterfield for cancer research fundraiser
Thousands of riders spent their Saturday morning riding bikes to raise money for cancer research.
The 10th annual Pedal The Cause took participants through the Chesterfield Valley.
“I have family members with cancer. I personally have had a brush with it. And it attacks everybody,” said pedal rider Kim Anderson. “Income, education, lifestyle, is not enough to guarantee it won’t happen. We need all the ammunition, all the firepower we can have to fight this horrible combination of diseases.”
So many riders, like Margie Oliver, return year after year and pedal every mile with loved ones on their mind.
“This will be my 5th one,” Oliver said.
Anderson is joined by her mother, her father, and co-workers.
Each spin of the wheel, raising money that will stay here – funding important research.
“We’re close to 3.5 million dollars in donations. We are going to fundraise straight through Oct. 31. Last year we donated 4 and a half million dollars. We hope to beat that this year,” said Pedal The Cause Executive Director Jay Indovino.
Some riders making a 100-mile trek, determined to pedal the cause all the way.
“We’ll be around until cancer loses,” said Indovino.