Thursday, August 19, 2010

Countdown to Pelotonia

Less than two days away!

I’ve trained hard, I’m ready. The physical challenge will be rewarding, but the real reward will be riding for the cause. I’m not going into this ride to see how fast I can ride, but rather to savor the experience with the knowledge that I’m doing something worth while while doing something I enjoy

Pelotonia is a grassroots bike tour with one goal: to end cancer. It is a cycling experience that will take place August 20th-22nd. The ride will span two days and I will be riding 180 miles as a proud member of the Limited Brands Peloton.

The decision to participate in Pelotonia was easy. Cycling has always been a huge part of my life, and this will allow me to combine an activity that I love with a cause that is close to my heart .

This ride is my small effort to assist in the battle against cancer. I'm dedicating this effort to family, friends, children of friends, and colleagues who have faced the challenge or who are now facing the challenge that a cancer diagnosis brings. Their courage is my inspiration

We have all been touched by cancer. We have all lost family, friends, and colleagues. We all know someone who has been affected by cancer. With your support, you will help improve lives through innovations in research with the ultimate goal of winning the war against cancer. I would love to have your support. This truly is a unique opportunity to be a part of something special.

Please help me in my fundraising goal. Every donation makes a difference. 100% of every donation will fund essential research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.

As the Midwest's first and Ohio's only freestanding cancer hospital and research institute, The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute is one of only 40 centers in the United States designated by the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. The James is a national leader in creating and testing new therapies based on scientific research, many of which are offered nowhere else in the world.

Last year more than $4.5 million raised by the 2,265 cyclists who participated went directly to cancer research at the James. Think of this as a donation directly to The James. Please consider supporting my effort and this great cause. Currently 4,031 riders have registered!

Please consider donating to my ride.

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