Yesterday I registered for Pelotonia 2011.
Pelotonia 2010 was my first Pelotonia, and I am looking forward to 2011!
Pelotonia is a grassroots bike tour with one goal: to end cancer. It is a cycling experience that will take place August 20-21. The ride will span two days and I will be riding 180 miles.
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.
Large or small, 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. Last year, there were over 4000 riders, and $7.8 million was raised. The two year total was over 12.3 millions. Proceeds will go directly to cancer research at the James. Think of this as a donation directly to The James.
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.
My first Pelotonia was truly was an amazing weekend.
The crowds along the road served as a reminder of our mission. The true reality and the reason hits hard when someone offers to shake your hand and say ? Thank you for riding. I am a survivor? or Thank you for riding, I lost my mother to cancer?.
With your support, you will help improve lives through innovations in research with the ultimate goal of winning the war against cancer. This truly is a unique opportunity to be a part of something special.