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Schneider Downs Will Ride to End Cancer - Pelotonia 2014

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By Mark Shumaker

This year, ten or more Schneider Downs employees will don a bike helmet and participate in Pelotonia 2014 as a corporate team. Team Schneider Downs’ goal is to raise nearly $20,000 for cancer research.

Pelotonia has one goal: End Cancer. The model of Pelotonia is simple: Pelotonia’s operating expenses are covered by funding partners so that 100% of every dollar raised by Pelotonia riders, virtual riders and volunteers goes directly to fund cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Central Ohio is home to one of the world’s greatest cancer treatment and research facilities - The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. Their mission is to speed the discovery and delivery of molecular- and genetic-based prevention and treatment for individual cancers. These facilities employ more than 200 oncologists, each specializing in just one form of cancer, and more than 300 researchers researching new, more targeted ways to prevent, detect, treat and cure individual cancers.

Six years ago, Mike Caligiuri, director of the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center, and cancer survivor Tom Lennox rode across Cape Cod in support of cancer research. The following year, the pair brought the bike ride to Columbus, and in five short years, support for “Pelotonia” has turned into a collective Columbus-wide initiative. Last year, over 6,000 riders and over 2,300 volunteers raised more than $19 million dollars for cancer research, and since the first ride, Pelotonia has collected over $61 million dollars in research funds.

Let’s wish everyone participating in Pelotonia the best of luck, and we appreciate everyone’s support for a great cause.

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