Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

Holy Spirit Faculty Pedal In Desert Heat

By ANDREW NELSON, Staff Writer | Published October 11, 2012

Published: October 11, 2012

Two faculty members from Holy Spirit Preparatory School, Atlanta, raised money to find a cure for cancer and support those with the disease.

Oh. And they did it in triple digit temperatures.

Pete Radosta and Jill Stedman participated in the Viva Las Vegas 2012 bike ride.

Stedman, who is the school’s assistant high school principal, completed Viva Tucson in 2011 and inspired Radosta to shoot to compete a goal he’s had for years.

As part of Team-in-Training, the two were part of a Georgia team that raised $57,000. Radosta bested his fundraising goal, bringing in $3,515, while Stedman raised $1,726.

These two rode in Viva Las Vegas at the end of September where the mercury hovered around 106 degrees.

Radosta, the dean of student life and an English teacher, completed his 102-mile ride. Stedman’s ride was shorter at 82 miles. She stopped to aid a fellow rider, her mentee, who experienced severe cramping during the ride.

Stedman said, “My mentee, a two-time lymphoma survivor, began cramping around mile 60. We did everything to keep him going. He had completed his last round of chemotherapy just six months prior to the race. I remember how important it was for me to have my mentor with me throughout the race.”