ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Even though Jim Adkins can say that he's beat cancer, his father was not as lucky.
"He lost his battle with cancer just this past November," Adkins said. "He died from a glioblastoma brain tumor, two and a half months after his diagnosis."
Adkins was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in 2010, but he's now cancer free "thanks to prior researcher and the great doctors at the Siteman."
And that's why he's riding in Pedal the Cause.
"I ride in honor of my father. And I ride to give thanks to researchers. And the doctors who helped me become a cancer survivor," he said.