Fitness Clubs across NE Ohio Accepting the 2012 Pedal For Heroes Veterans Fundraising Event Challenge
More than a dozen Fitness Clubs are Considering Participation in the Charitable Event to Honor the 262 Fallen Ohio Soldiers.
- Akron, OH (1888PressRelease) January 26, 2012 - Many of the area's top health and fitness clubs are interested in supporting local charitable veterans' organizations through the first annual Pedal for Heroes Fundraiser to be held on February 26, 2012. Teams of participants will cycle at their local fitness club for 262 minutes representing the 262 Ohio lives lost in the Middle East since 9/11/01.
"Any NE Ohio Heath and Fitness Center that has Spinning or indoor cycling should be participating in this important charitable event," said Jerry Lynch, co-owner of LifeCenter Plus Health and Fitness Club. "There is still time to get involved. We are hosting an informational session on Saturday, January 28 from 12:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. where we're inviting fitness directors from around the area and local veteran charitable organizations along with Iraq veteran Senator Frank LaRose to learn about how the Pedal for Heroes will support our Ohio veterans."
The deadline for fitness centers to sign up for Pedals for Heroes is February 1, 2012. The centers are invited to participate in this event and to challenge their members to form teams to cycle on stationery bicycles for 262 minutes on February 26. The date of the event honors the day when Marine Lance Corporal Andy Nowacki, of Lake County, gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
"Ohio veterans have given so much for us. We are excited to spearhead this worthy cause and hope that it will become an annual fundraiser for Ohio veterans," said Lynch. "We challenge all of the fitness and recreation centers in Northeast Ohio to participate with us in this Pedal for Heroes event that supports local veterans and recognizes those who have given their lives."
All proceeds from the event on February 26, 2012, will be donated to local veterans' charitable organizations. The donations from LifeCenter Plus will go to Wheels4Change.org, an organization that raises funds for Warriors Journey Home. At the event on Saturday January 28, fitness directors will have any questions answered, participants will be preparing for the 4 hours of cycling and representatives from local veterans' groups will be available to discuss how the money donated will serve the veterans in need.
Fitness center directors interested in learning more about how to participate should contact Fitness Director, Jessica Schodowski at LifeCenter Plus at 5133 Darrow Road in Hudson, Ohio at 330-655-2377, ext. 138.