This summer, team ‘Village Cyclists’ will hold several fund-raising events at Yellow Springs Village Cyclery to raise funds for their part in the Pelotonia 2012 bike tour. This grassroots bike tour has one goal: to end cancer. During Farmers Market and July 20 Friday Fling, local members of the Village Cyclists team will sell raffle tickets for the August 5 drawing at Village Cyclery. Prizes include a TREK road bike donated by Village Cyclery, a NOOK donated by the Village Cyclists, Brunch for 6 provided by the Meadowlark Restaurant in Dayton, and $100 cash. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25. Scrumptious locally baked treats and beverages will be available.
During these events, tax-deductible donations will be accepted to support individual cyclists. Donations may also be made online at the Village
Cyclists donation page. See www.pelotonia.org and search Peloton Name: Village Cyclists. More than 10,000 supporters are expected to be part of Pelotonia on August 10-12, 2012. The ride spans two days and covers as many as 180 miles. In its first three years, Pelotonia attracted over 8,300 riders from 38 states, over 2,800 volunteers, hundreds of thousands of donors, and raised $25.4 million for cancer research. Because operational expenses are covered by Pelotonia funding partners, 100% of every dollar raised is donated directly to life-saving cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.
We all know someone who has been affected by cancer. One out of two American men and one out of three American women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. We would love to have your support, as this is truly a unique opportunity to be a part of something special.
From Melissa Heston:
In less than a month away, I've decided to participate in an incredible experience for the fourth year in a row that raises funds for a great cause, and I need your help.
Pelotonia is a grassroots bike tour with one goal: to end cancer. More than 10,000 supporters are expected to be a part of Pelotonia 12 on August 10-12, 2012. The ride I will do spans two days and will cover 180 miles. In its first three years, Pelotonia has attracted over 8,300 riders from 38 states, over 2,800 volunteers, hundreds of thousands of donors and raised $25.4 million for cancer research. In 2011 alone, a record $13.1 million was raised. Because operational expenses are covered by Pelotonia funding partners, 100% of every dollar raised is donated directly to life-saving cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. This year I am doubling my efforts with this new route from Columbus to Gambier and back – 180 miles. I am writing to ask you double your efforts as well and help me raise over $2,200.00 in funds for this incredible event. Large or small, every donation makes a difference.
We all know someone who been affected by cancer, some who have unfortunately passed away just this year or last, and some who have undergone successful treatments, preventative biopsies or other measures. We also know several in our own community who have benefited in significant ways by treatment at The James. By supporting Pelotonia, me, and my team-Village Cyclists, you will help continue to improve lives through innovations in research with the ultimate goal of winning against cancer. I would love to have your support this year.
When you follow the link below, you will find my personal rider and team profile and a simple and secure way to make any size donation you wish - small or large, they all count. Go to the Donate Tab above. Many have taken advantage of the sponsor listing where you can make a donation in honor or memory of someone you love or admire.
Think of this as a donation not to me, or Pelotonia, but directly to The OSUCCC-James to fund cancer research. Please consider supporting my effort and this great cause. My rider profile can be found at the following link:
http://www.mypelotonia.org/riders_profile.jsp?MemberID=4484 Melissa Heston
http://www.mypelotonia.org/team_profile.jsp?MemberID=4537 Village Cyclists
If you’d prefer to write a check, make it out to Pelotonia and mail it to me, Melissa Heston 155 E Fairfield Pike, Yellow Springs, OH 45387. I’ll make sure it counts!
Thanks for the support!