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File #: 0230X-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/20/2018 In control: Tyson
On agenda: 7/23/2018 Final action: 7/25/2018
Title: To recognize and thank Ms. Patricia Lowe, Karl Koon and others for their work with the Taste of Pelotonia and their continued efforts to support Pelotonia and the Fight against Cancer.
Sponsors: Priscilla Tyson, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Jaiza Page, Emmanuel V. Remy, Michael Stinziano, Shannon G. Hardin

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To recognize and thank Ms. Patricia Lowe, Karl Koon and others for their work with the Taste of Pelotonia and their continued efforts to support Pelotonia and the Fight against Cancer.

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WHEREAS, Pelotonia was established in 2008 with the goal of funding life-saving cancer research. Pelotonia is a social movement that includes an annual weekend of cycling, entertainment and volunteerism, and additional engagement opportunities throughout the year; and

WHEREAS, the Taste of Pelotonia is a grassroots food tasting event which began in 2013 as an effort to support fundraising for the annual Pelotonia bike ride to fight against cancer; and

WHEREAS, one-hundred percent of every rider-raised dollar is directed toward The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute; and

WHEREAS, Pelotonia funds are directed to four key areas at The James including fellowships for graduate, undergraduate, post-doctoral and medical students, idea grants for researchers with transformational ideas and tools for discovery and funding for senior scientists; and

WHEREAS, Pelotonia has raised over 130 million dollars since its inception in 2008; and

WHEREAS, in 2016 the Pelotonia event raised $24,104,423 alone thanks to the efforts of 7,749 Riders, 2,616 Virtual Riders, 2,794 Volunteers coming from 40 states and 10 countries; and

WHEREAS, this year’s taste of Pelotonia will feature 28 Restaurants who will donate food for the 6th Annual Luncheon; and

WHEREAS, this year an estimated 400 people from a number of different teams are expected to attend - in fact teams from the Buckeye Team, the OSU James Cancer Center “Patient Experience Team,” Huntington National Bank, the City of Bexley, and a host of other supportive teams will boost turn out which has continued to grow each year to continue the effort to raise funds and awareness for cancer research; now therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF C...

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