Pedal the Cause relies on the support of our participants, donors, volunteers and sponsors to fund cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children's Hospital. It is our hope that research funded by Pedal the Cause will ultimately cure cancer - all cancers, for everyone.

Individual, Team & General Donations | Operational Support | Other Giving Opportunities

Individual, Team & General Donations

Behind every innovation in cancer diagnosis and treatment is a history of painstaking research.

It takes world-class research to create a world without cancer. Give with confidence knowing that 100% of your donation will accelerate cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Operational Support

Zero percent of participant-raised funds and general donations support operational expenses. However, there are always operational expenses that go along with running any organization (staff salaries, office supplies, rent, postage, etc., etc., etc.). By supporting our operations, you are fueling our ability to scale our organization and allow us to continue using 100% of public donations to advance cancer research.

Pedal Society: We believe 100% of donations should advance cancer research. In order to carry out our mission to the best of our ability, a significant portion of our operations budget is funded by the Pedal Society. Pedal Society members pledge to contribute at least $75,000 over a three-year period to fund the costs of putting on our annual cycling event.

Corporate Sponsorships: Your organization can become a leader in the fight against cancer by sponsoring Peal the Cause. Pedal the Cause offers a range of sponsorship opportunities complemented with great recognition benefits.

In-Kind Event Donations: In-kind event donations are gifts that provide operational budget relief. In-kind gifts can range from grocery/convenience store gift cards to big ticket silent auction items.

If you would like to discuss ways to support the operations of Pedal the Cause, please call 314.787.1990 or email

Other Giving Opportunities

Matching Gifts: Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even triple the amount of your gift! Ask your Human Resources Department if your company matches gifts.

Amazon Smiles: When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Pedal the Cause. Bookmark the link and support us every time you shop.

eBay for Charity: List any item for Pedal the Cause and donate between 10-100% of the proceeds. After the item sells, PayPal Giving Fund, eBay's nonprofit partner, collects your donated proceeds and eBay then credits your selling fees proportional to the amount donated. PayPal Giving Fund processes the donation and distributes it to Pedal the Cause. Learn more.

Schnucks eScrip: Use your eScrip card every time you shop at Schnucks and they will donate up to 3% of your purchase to Pedal the Cause. Simply pick up a eScrip card at your local Schnucks store, register your card online with our Group ID 500045021, and start shopping!

Memorial Envelopes: Pedal the Cause has memorial envelopes that we will deliver to funeral homes upon request.

Wedding Favors: On your special day, pay tribute to your guests by making a donation in their honor to Pedal the Cause. It's a wonderful gift that will continue to touch hearts long after the "I do's" are said.

Donate Your Birthday: Donate your birthday to Pedal the Cause. Let your friends and family know that instead of a traditional gift you would like them to help you create a world without cancer by making a donation to Pedal the Cause in your name.

Rider Champion: Increase the impact of your gift by becoming a Rider Champion. Rider Champions are paired with a team to help leverage each team member's fundraising by matching the participant's fundraising minimum.

Planned Giving: We offer planned giving arrangements that are feasible for all income levels and include gifts from a will bequest, living trust, charitable gift annuity, variable life income trust, retirement plan, and life insurance.

Here is simple bequest language you can take to your attorney: "I give to Pedal the Cause, whose office address is 900 Spruce St., Suite 125, St. Louis, MO 63102,              (insert either dollar amount or a percentage)." Tax ID 27-2233336

Third-Party Fundraising: Many teams and individuals host third party fundraising events (i.e. golf outings, marathons, happy hours, raffle, trivia nights, etc.) throughout the year to raise funds and boost team camaraderie. We want to help promote your efforts, fill out this team fundraiser event form.

Volunteer: You don't need a bike to help end cancer. Join the greatest cancer-fighting movement of all time by registering as a volunteer. We have several openings for your business, organization, student group, or team to volunteer together. Volunteers can start a team, join a team, and fundraise to advance cancer research.