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Mark your calendars with these dates for 2016 PwP Events being held ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY in 2016! Pedal-with-Pete, Kent, Ohio – The 22st year’s walking and cycling event will be in on Saturday, June 4th, (tentatively) Pedal-with-Pete, Columbus, Ohio – The 15th year’s walking and cycling event will be on Sat., July 30th The inaugural cycling event for Pedal-with-Pete, Fairhope*, Alabama will be in August (tentatively)! (*Fairhope is on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay) Pedal-with-Pete, Emmetsburg, Iowa – The 17th year’s cycling event will be on Sunday, September 18th. Stay tuned to developments in 2016 on pedal-with-pete.org/events as these events take shape! Thanks for your support!!Posted - a year ago
Let's keep this momentum rolling! Do have folks on your Holiday-Gift-Giving-List that are tough to buy for? SUGGESTION: Donate to CP research (HOW TO: pedal-with-pete.org/donate ) and then send them this great CARD telling them that you are donating to CP Research in their honor. You'll support people with CP and also spread the word!! http://pedal-with-pete.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/donation-gift-01.pdfPosted - a year ago
Pedal-with-Pete Supporters! YOU DID IT! In October of 2015, you surpassed the $1,000,000 Milestone Goal, which Pete Zeidner established over 20 years ago when he started Pedal-with-Pete... $1,000,000 raised for CP Research! THANK YOU for your dedication on behalf of people with CP!Posted - a year ago
Pete Zeidner was born in 1958 to an immigrant family in Cleveland, Ohio. As a baby with cerebral palsy, he was not expected to live. Since then, cerebral palsy (CP) has limited his ability to walk, use his hands and speak. Pete lost his mother in a car accident when he was just four years old. His father remarried and Pete’s new mother, who believed in tough love, became the most influential person in Pete’s life. When Pete was five years old, she weaned him off the baby bottle, potty-trained him, and helped him learn to eat by himself.
At the age of eight, Pete’s parents took him out of second grade and started working with him based on the philosophy that a child needs to be able to creep/crawl before he/she can walk. During the first three years of this very rigorous program, Pete was not allowed on his feet. By the end of the sixth grade, Pete was able to walk and function well enough to be integrated into St. Mark Lutheran School in Cleveland. Pete was the only student with a disability and fortunately, only a few adjustments needed to be made to accommodate him. This was the first time Pete was able to be independent of his parents and to make friends.
Pete began high school in 1974, at Lutheran High School West. At 16, he felt cheated by his disability as he watched his friends receive their drivers licenses. After graduating from high school, Pete enrolled at a community college and took televised classes. The following spring semester, he began taking classes on campus, after convincing the Ohio Bureau of Vocational Services to pay for a Bachelors degree at a state school. Pete soon transferred to Kent State University (KSU) and graduated in 1986, with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, with a major in Marketing.
Since founding the Pedal-with-Pete Foundation in 1993, it has been Pete and the organization’s goal is to raise funds for medical research to prevent and treat the effects of CP.