This month, I registered for my 8th Pelotonia ride with #OneGoal to #EndCancer. The Pelotonia organization has been blessed over these years to have amazing support from great friends, family, colleagues and partners that contributed to my rides. Thank you all for your continued support! As you know 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 is much different from most years. Getting thousands of riders together including cancer survivors with compromised immune systems just isn’t a good idea in the age of Covid. So this year each rider will identify their own personal goal as the Pelotonia main event is cancelled. Keep in mind, while the event is cancelled, cancer has not cancelled its spread which is why it is extremely important for money to continue to be raised for this important cause.
My Pelotonia commitment this year will be riding 50 miles starting from my home in Delaware and riding thru downtown Delaware, over to Glacier Ridge park in Dublin and then back home again . I will be making this ride on August 15th and will be dedicating the ride to my sister in law's amazing step-mother Eva Sieber who is battling Lung Cancer. Every mile I ride will be focused on praying and sending positive vibes over to Eva!
I know this year is different. I want to just say up front that I am very committed to raising money for Pelotonia but I understand many people are impacted by covid so there is no pressure and if you are able to give that is great. If you are not that is ok too, you can support me by sharing my donation page with others as a great non-monetary way to help the cause.
Think of this as a donation not to me, or Pelotonia, but directly to cancer research. When you follow this link, you will find my personal Rider profile and a simple and secure way to make any size donation you wish: http://pelotonia.org/Tuma
Below are some of the ways that Pelotonia is helping to drive cancer research so you know where the money goes.
Thank you for your continued support of my ride but more importantly the Pelotonia movement and cancer research! I hope you, your family and coworkers are all staying healthy in this time of Covid!
Where the Money Goes
Statewide Initiatives – Pelotonia funds help to support crucial studies and trials among a network of more than 50 hospitals across the state of Ohio.
|08/10/2020||Paul & Jen Wiest||$25.00|
|08/06/2020||The Wilbanks Family||$50.00|
|08/06/2020||Pat and Jake Mandator||$250.00|
|03/30/2020||VMware Foundation on behalf of Darrell Arbaugh||$102.95|