Our team members enjoy participating in local charities and events that have a positive impact on the community around them. There’s one local event that has significant meaning to many of our team members – Pelotonia.
What is Pelotonia?
Founded in 2008 in Columbus, Ohio, Pelotonia was established with the objective to fund life-saving cancer research. Pelotonia is a three-day experience of cycling, entertainment and volunteerism. In its first seven rides, Pelotonia raised more than $106 million for cancer research. Thanks to its generous funding partners, Huntington Bank, L Brands Foundation, Peggy and Richard Santulli, American Electric Power Foundation, Nationwide Insurance, Cardinal Health Foundation, Harold C. Schott Foundation, Pelotonia is able to direct 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar to cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Every dollar raised by riders since Pelotonia began goes to help our more than 300 researchers translate scientific discoveries to innovative patient care and prevention strategies that contribute to Pelotonia’s single goal of ending cancer.
Dan Rogovin, President, is making his fourth appearance in Pelotonia, taking the 100 mile route. “I ride as I have the ability to contribute my heart and soul in this beautiful community event for which every dollar raised gets applied towards the research and development of new and innovative methods for the destruction of cancer. This event is 8 years strong and and has raised over $118 million. Remarkable.”
Sandy Spiwak, Marketing Director, is logging in 50 miles during her second year of Pelotonia. “Last year was such a moving and powerful experience, I couldn’t wait to get involved this year. Cancer affects all of us in one way or another, and I wanted to do my part to honor the fighters, survivors, spirits and supporters.”
Good luck to all the riders in this year’s Pelotonia!
For more information on this event, please visit Pelotonia’s website.
For more information about The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, click here.