Sunday, July 1, 2012

Pelotonia 2012 YS Team

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 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.

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