Columbus CapTechers Are Going the Distance to Raise Funds for Cancer Research in the 2017 Pelotonia
CapTech's Columbus office is gearing up for Pelotonia, an annual bicycling event that has raised more than $130 million for cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSCCC) since 2008.
A team of CapTechers have committed to riding in the long-distance cycling tour, which takes place August 4-6, 2017, and has established a goal to raise $5,200 for cancer research.
"This will be CapTech's second year participating in Pelotonia, and this year we aim to raise more than $5,000," said CapTech's team captain and consultant, Hunter Willett. "Every dollar raised goes directly to cancer research at The James Comprehensive Cancer Center, located at The Ohio State University in Columbus. CapTech Columbus is honored to take part in this well-organized charity event that attracts community involvement from all over the city and beyond."
During the three-day event, cyclists can take a variety of routes, ranging from 25 to 180 miles. Each route carries a specific fundraising commitment that individual riders are responsible for meeting.
Last year, the CapTech team raised $8,400, covering an impressive 100-mile route. A total of approximately 10,000 riders participated in the 2016 Pelotonia, raising more than $24 million.
Proceeds from the Pelotonia event help the OSCCC fund fellowship programs, equipment, and more in the pursuit of treating and eradicating cancer. For more information about OSUCCC, visit cancer.osu.edu.