PTC NEWSLETTER – 5/1/18

 

 

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PEDAL-FUNDED RESEARCHERS EARN $3.5MM NCI GRANT

YOU FUNDED IT! Jeff Milbrandt, MD, PhD and Aaron DiAntonio, MD, PhD received a $400,000 Pedal-funded grant in 2016 to explore a new therapy to reduce the occurrence of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). Recently, Drs. Milbrandt and DiAntonio received over $3.5 million from the National Cancer Institute to continue their work. Thank you #PedalFamily for funding another seed research project that will now go to clinical trial, and will help cancer survivors have the highest possible quality of life! Learn more here.

 

Spread the word! Registration rates for #PTC2018 increase at 11:59pm on May 1st.  Tell your teammates, friends and family – they don’t want to miss out on the best rates of the season.

* Registration fee is $100 until May 1. No discount code is required. After May 1, registration fee increases to $125.

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REMEMBER….Bring a Friend and earn a $50 credit!

When you refer a first-time rider or spinner, and they register and put your name in the “Referred by” field, both you and your friend will receive a $50 credit towards your fundraising! Learn more.

*Referring rider must be registered first to receive the credit. Credits are non-transferrable.

Important Dates

– May 1: Registration rates increase
– May 11: Corporate Challenge Breakfast | REGISTER
– May 22: Pedal Night at the Ballpark | BUY TICKETS
– June 16: PTC Training Ride
– July 1: Fundraising rates increase
– Sept. 29 & 30: Pedal the Cause 2018

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You are invited for a morning of networking and discussion on the principals and initiatives that can make a workplace great. Bring your boss, colleagues or friends who you think may benefit! Our expert panelists include:

  • Rusty Keeley – CEO, Keeley Companies
  • David Peckinpaugh – President, Maritz Global Events
  • Susan Stith – Vice-President of Diversity, Inclusion and Corporate Giving, Express Scripts
  • Kevin Alm – Principal, Client Strategies Group, Edward Jones
Join us!

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PEDAL NIGHT AT THE BALLPARK

Baseball season is here! Time for a night out with your #PedalFamily for a St. Louis Cardinals game. Join us for a pre-game happy hour at the PTC office (1 block west of the stadium). Order 5 or more tickets are use the code “PTCCards” at checkout for a 10% discount.

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Impact News

Brain cancer study broadens reach

Joseph Ippolito, MD, PhD, received a 2015 Pedal-funded grant for a study titled “Characterizing the Effects of Sexual Dimorphism on Glioma Metalbolism.”  Although this proposal was designed to look at sex differences in glioma (brain cancer) metabolism, he used these resources to attack other clinical samples simultaneously, including kidney cancer samples. He recently published in the journal Radiology and his research is discussed in this article released this month.

Featured Project

Funded in 2017
Principal Investigators:
Buck Rogers, PhD and Dong Zhou, PhD Goal: Late stage prostate cancer is a highly lethal disease with no curative therapeutic options.  Recently, the FDA approved a radioactive drug that has increased the survival of late stage prostate cancer patients.  This drug is effective even though it is not delivered to the prostate cancer cells themselves, but to normal cells near the prostate cancer.  Drs. Rogers and Zhou have developed a drug similar to this FDA-approved agent, but it is targeted to the prostate cancer cells, which should make it much more effective than the FDA-approved agent and with fewer side effects.

ORDER YOUR PTC SHORTS

Wear these sleek Pedal the Cause shorts with your team or custom jersey!  High quality cycling shorts produced by Primal.  Order now and shorts will be shipped out mid-May.

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Meet the #PedalFamily

Featured Riders

Team Powered by Hope

Team Powered By Hope led by captains Teri Griege, Renee Van Horn and Kelly Wuennenberg have officially crossed the $1,000,000 lifetime fundraising mark for Pedal the Cause! Welcome to the Platinum Impact Society, Powered by Hope. Thank you for your relentless efforts to create a world without cancer. You are incredible leaders and we couldn’t be prouder!

Team profile

Featured Sponsor



World Wide Technology

Our friends at World Wide Technology, Inc. are not only incredible sponsors of Pedal the Cause AND a top fundraising team, but now they have assembled a crew to take on the world’s toughest bicycle race – the Race Across America – in the name of raising money for cancer research. PTC Executive Director Jay Indovino joins the 8-man team in June to literally race across the country! Check out their page and help them reach their goal and they embark on this incredible journey.

Team WWT RAAM Page

For more info on Pedal the Cause visit pedalthecause.org

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