Friday, September 13, 2013, Cleveland: VeloSano, an annual cycling event to raise money for cancer research, has joined with two inaugural funding partners, ensuring that 100 percent of all proceeds will benefit life-saving cancer research at Cleveland Clinic. Inaugural founding partners include the Cleveland Indians and The Donna M. and Stewart A. Kohl Fund at the Cleveland Foundation. Supporting partners are MCPc and KeyBank.
"The Indians organization is proud to collaborate with Cleveland Clinic, one of Cleveland's most well respected institutions, to deepen our commitment to making a lasting impact on the Northeast Ohio community," said Cleveland Indians Chairman and CEO Paul Dolan. "We all know someone who has been touched by cancer and we're honored to support the VeloSano cycling event that empowers Clevelanders to take action together to fight this disease."
VeloSano is a one- or two-day cycling experience scheduled for July 19 and 20, 2014. Opening ceremonies will be held July 18 featuring a "Celebration of Cleveland" in downtown Cleveland. July 19 and 20 will focus on the different ride options, which will include finish line celebrations for all riders and volunteers. Riders can choose from one-day rides ranging from 25-miles to 100-miles, or two-day ride options totaling 150-miles or more, including overnight accommodations. There will also be routes for kids ages 5 to 17. VeloSano routes are currently being finalized and will be announced in 2014.
"Donna and I are thrilled to welcome these three great partners as leaders in the swelling VeloSano peloton," said Stewart A. Kohl, Co-Chief Executive Officer of The Riverside Company and Event Chairman of VeloSano. "We are pedaling hard and on track for a great inaugural event in terms of ridership, volunteers, community engagement and most importantly, money raised for cutting edge cancer research."
Official registration for riders and volunteers will open in January 2014. For more information, visit velosano.org
VeloSano, Latin for "swift cure," is more than another fundraising event. It's more than a bike ride. VeloSano is a movement with the goal of bringing an entire community together to help one another. Dollars raised by VeloSano participants will provide sustainable funding to support cancer research. It will depend on the passion and energy of thousands of people who wish to advance our knowledge around cancer and ultimately, help caregivers provide the most personalized care to cancer patients and families. Whether you are an avid cyclist, a compassionate crusader, or a spirited fan, you can be a part of the VeloSano family. Thanks to the dedication of our sponsors, 100 percent of the proceeds raised through VeloSano will be carefully applied to cancer research at Cleveland Clinic.