July 6th, 2015 by Judd Ballard
The total number of registered riders has already exceeded 7,100 and fundraising is closing in on $6 million. Because Pelotonia has been around now for seven years, many people in and around the central Ohio area are plenty familiar with its mission. 100% of every dollar raised goes directly to cancer research at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.
2015 marks the 4th year in which the route passes through Franklin, Fairfield, Licking and Knox counties before ending at Kenyon College in Gambier, OH. The one adjustment to the route since heading towards Gambier is the addition of the main strip in downtown Granville, W. Broadway. In case you haven’t heard, in 2013 what one might suspect was half the town showed up and lined the street with signs, bells, cheerleaders and energy to cheer on riders as they came through.
GBQ is in the homestretch of fundraising. We are hosting a happy hour this week at Bernard’s in the Short North to raise money from any and all patrons. We are having weekly 50-50 raffles for the entire month of July. And this year we’re also selling t-shirts designed to represent our 2015 team jersey. 2015 is also the first year we’ve had a team of volunteers register to participate in activities the day of the ride.
Check out our fundraising home page, come out and support our team, support the cause, and help the James find the cure that affects us all.