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.
We welcome Ride for a Child families to participate in any and all Pedal the Cause events. Below is a list of important dates:
- Ride for a Child Celebration & Kid’s Challenge:
- September 11, 2021: All RFC participants and teams will be invited to a special Ride for a Child & Kids Challenge Car Parade!
- Pedal the Cause Weekend:
- September 25 & 26, 2021: RFC families are encouraged to connect with their teams via Zoom or social media and to cheer them on from a Spirit Station along this year’s routes!