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Pre-Register for the PwP, Columbus event by THIS FRIDAY, July 1st and we will reserve your T-shirt in your "Requested Size". We are going to order 1000 T-shirts in a wide variety of sizes (all the way from XS to XXXL) in Youth, Women, and Men Sizes on July 2nd. With all those sizes, we can get you YOUR perfect fit if you reserve YOUR shirt in YOUR size! However, since we order 1000 T-shirts for 1000 people, it can be tricky to get the order right since some (most?) people pre-register way past our order date. Details, Details. So... PRE-REGISTER NOW and we'll get you a perfect fit! If you pre-register after July 1st, or register on the day-of-event, you will still very likely get a great T-shirt, and it could very well fit you, but no guarantees. Make Sense? Join Us! It's going to be GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://pedal-with-pete.org/events/columbus-ohio/
Ride, Walk, or Play! An event for all ages and all abilities, all for Cerebral Palsy Research! The 15th year’s Columbus event will be on Saturday, July 30th, 2016. The Pedal-with-Pete, Columbus, Ohio event begins and ends at a new location for 2016. The start/finish will be at Hilliard Darby High Sc...Posted - a year ago
We are so very sorry to share with you in sorrow over the loss of our colleague, friend, fellow volunteer, and a leader in our community, Bill Gordon. Bill died on Saturday, June 11. He was on a bicycling ride, and he had a heart attack. Friends and EMT personnel tried to revive him, to no avail. Arrangements for the calling hours on Friday and memorial service on Saturday can be found in Bill’s obituary, found here: http://www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/William-J-Gordon/ Roy Burnham set up a Go-Fund-Me site for a park bench in front of the Old Stone Presbyterian Church at 36 and Hodges Rd in Delaware, Ohio. This church was very kind to the riding group that Bill and Roy were part of... setting out coolers of drinks for them so that they could have a rest stop on their regular loop-ride. The excess of funds raised will go to charities that Bill supported, including Pedal-with-Pete. To participate: https://www.gofundme.com/29e364c4?viewupdates=1&utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=cta_button&utm_campaign=upd_n Bill Gordon helped us on Pedal-with-Pete in many ways, most notably as Door Prize Director. He was a do-er, a thinker, an advisor, and an encourager for our team. Bill had a long-term presence in the Columbus cycling community and recently took over leadership of TOSRV and other big events for Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. Bill was a gentleman, a friend, and a very can-do sort of person. Bill had a gift in relating to people with a soft, relaxed manner that made you feel part of the team. He leaves a huge void. Please keep Bill's family and many, many friends and huge community in your thoughts and prayers.Posted - a year ago
Kent Cycle is here for bike tune-ups and to do the bike raffle! We thank them for donating the bike!Posted - a year ago
Cerebral Palsy is a non-progressive neuromuscular disorder that disrupts a person’s ability to move, sit, stand, walk, talk and use their hands. The severity of the movement disorder and the type of movement difficulties can vary greatly. Some individuals experience only mild difficulties with balance, walking and fine motor skills, while individuals at the other extreme are completely trapped in their own bodies, fighting rigid limbs, and unable to speak or swallow. Most people with CP have normal intelligence. Two famous individuals known to have lived with CP were Winston Churchill and Julius Caesar.
Cerebral Palsy is one of the most common neuromuscular disabilities in the United States, affecting at least 800,000 children, adolescents and adults. A study published in March of 2008 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that the rates of CP are rising and appear to have doubled since 1970s.
Funding for cerebral palsy research remains low. National research funding is much less than for diseases that affect fewer people. Occurring in 3.6 per 1000 births, CP is the most common childhood physical disability.
There is no cure for CP. Little research has been directed to discovering the kinds of brain injuries that cause CP (which might lead to prevention) or long term treatments to help improve motor function for individuals with CP. Remember that CP not only affects the individual, but also their families. Your donations can make a difference!
You can find more facts about Cerebral Palsy from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and The Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation.