Pelotonia 2013 - Team Marion rides to end cancer

News Release Date: 
08.07.13

Team Marion rode as part of Pelotonia 2013 on Saturday, August 10th.  Faculty and staff from The Ohio State University at Marion embarked on a 50 to 100 mile trek across the state to raise money for cancer research as part of this year’s Pelotonia bike tour.  Pictured from left are riders Derek Janson, Emily Meyer, Katy Gullo, Ellen Sheaffer, and Dave Claborn.  Not picture is virtual rider Jeff Turner.  The team has raised a total of $7028 to date and can still accept donations by visiting pelotonia.org and search “Team Marion” to make an online donation.

Founded in Columbus, Ohio in 2008, Pelotonia is a grassroots bike tour with one goal:  end cancer.  Since the inception of Pelotonia $42 million has been raised, with 100% of every dollar raised going directly to cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Comprehensive Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.  Pelotonia 2013 involves 6,682 riders who have raised a grand total of $10,127,350 for cancer research to date.