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Stifel Bank is a proud supporter of Pedal the Cause. Their mission is to provide critical funding for cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children’s Hospital through their annual cycling challenge. 


As a team, Stifel has raised more than $500,000 over the last decade through Pedal the Cause to fund research that we hope will ultimately lead to a cure for cancer.  

About Pedal the Cause

Founded in 2009 with the bold model of using 100% of public donations to fund world-class cancer research, Pedal the Cause has quickly become the gateway to curing cancer – all cancers, for everyone. In this period of diminished federal funding where support typically gets funneled to already proven concepts, many potential new ideas are not deemed eligible. Pedal the Cause donations “seed” best-in-breed ideas at their beneficiaries to allow the cultivation of proof of concept and critical data. These seeded projects often turn into groundbreaking results that lead to new treatments and cures, preventions, and early detection diagnostics. Additionally, donations from Pedal the Cause make a positive economic impact in the St. Louis community as stronger research funding will continue to support this high profile and critically important segment of the St. Louis economy.

Why We Ride

In March of 2019, after a 7 year battle with prostate cancer, our dear friend and colleague, Dave Hopper passed away.  Dave bravely took on this fight with unrelenting vigor and was propelled through by faith, family, friends, and pure determination, seeking new and experimental treatments along the way.


Dave was a true leader.  He shared his journey with us from the onset.  His generosity of spirit, his bravery, and his strength will not be forgotten.  The phrase "Faith, Family, Friends" befits Dave's approach to life.  Dave is survived by his wife, Patty, their three children, his parents, sister, two brothers, and countless friends. 


Stifel has supported Pedal the Cause since 2012 as a rally for Dave and so many others fighting cancer.  Funding experimental treatment had an impact on Dave, as it has for so many others fighting cancer.  In 2016 Dave was a Featured Fighter at Pedal the Cause, as he led the Stifel team 100-riders strong across the finish line.  We continue to ride in honor of Dave's memory, and the memory of all of those who have been affected by cancer.


Support Stifel Bank in the Fight Against Cancer