Pedal the Cause Announces 2012 Grant Recipients

Jason Merrill

Pedal the CauseFeb. 23, 2012 – Pedal the Cause, the annual bike challenge raising money for cancer research at the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine as well as St. Louis Children’s Hospital, has announced 12 research projects made possible by the 2011 event.

In 2011, more than 1,300 participants raised $1.3 million. All event costs are covered thanks to corporate support from sponsors such as Edward Jones, Clayco and Michelob Ultra, meaning every dollar raised by Pedal the Cause stays in St. Louis to fund cancer research.

“I would like to thank our sponsors, underwriters, riders, volunteers and donors for helping us in our goal to end cancer,” says Bill Koman, cancer survivor and Pedal the Cause founder. “It’s truly amazing what a community of businesses and individuals can accomplish when working together for one common goal.”

The list of projects includes research for pancreatic, kidney, breast, skin and cervical cancers through the Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s Cancer Frontier Fund as well as four grants researching pediatric cancers through the Children’s Discovery Institute at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

“Every dollar provides hope to the thousands of cancer patients we care for each year and allows us to continue pursuing discoveries that make us national leaders in cancer medicine,” says Siteman director Timothy Eberlein, MD.

Click here to view a full list of funded research projects.