The Ohio State University at Newark

Pancakes for Pelotonia Fund-raiser Set

April 6, 2015- Newark, OH—The Ohio State University at Newark will be the location of this year’s cancer research fundraiser, “Pancakes for Pelotonia”. The event will be held on April 18th from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, in The John L. and Christine Warner Library and Student Center, Newark campus.

The public is invited and for a donation to “Team Buckeye-Rolling for a Cure” will receive a pancake breakfast including sausage, juice and coffee. All donations will go toward cancer research with 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar through Pelotonia directly funding research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James).

What is Pelotonia? Pelotonia is a grassroots bike tour with one goal: to end cancer. Founded in 2008, Pelotonia was established with the objective to fund life-saving cancer research. Pelotonia is a three-day experience that includes a weekend of cycling, entertainment and volunteerism with a community of people coming together to chase down cancer and defeat it. This year’s Pelotonia will take place August 7-9, 2015.

In its first six rides, Pelotonia has raised$82 million for cancer research with a staggering $21 million being raised in 2014 alone. Organizers are hoping to exceed last year’s record number of participants, which included 7,270 riders and more than 2,500 volunteers from 41 states and five countries. They will participate in routes that range from 25 to 180 miles, starting in Columbus and finishing at one of four destinations.

Pancakes for Pelotonia is sponsored by the Newark campus Peloton Team Buckeye-Rolling for a Cure and includes Ohio State faculty, staff, students, friends and family members.