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Pedal for Heroes Kicks Off Feb. 24 at Natatorium

The Pedal for Heroes fundraising event will honor Ohio fallen soldiers who've died since Sept. 11, 2001

Pedal for Heroes Kicks Off Feb. 24 at Natatorium

A Pedal For Heroes fundraising event will be held at the Natatorium on Feb. 24, 2013. Participants will cycle for 276 minutes in honor of every Ohio fallen soldier who has sacrificed their life in the Middle East since Sept. 11, 2001.

“The Pedal For Heroes event honors the military personnel whom have lost their lives and supports local veterans programs while engaging in physical activity,” said Cassie Schumacher, a main organizer of the event, in a news release provided to Cuyahoga Falls Patch.

“Ohio veterans have given so much for us. This is an opportunity to help local veterans and support their efforts to transition back into the community.”

The Natatorium encourages the community to form teams to cycle on stationary bicycles for 276 minutes. In addition to Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium, RP Fitness, One Wellness Sports & Health Club, LifeCenter Plus, the University of Akron, Kent State University, ClevelandState University, Portage Cyclery, UFit2, Team Super Fitness, The Cleveland Rowing Foundation/Western Reserve Rowing Association, and Fitworks Willoughby will participate in the fundraiser event. In some locations, participants may also choose to walk, row, swim, or run for the allotted time.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to Pedal For Heroes, a 501(c)(3) organization, to provide services to local veterans. Last year, over $16,000 was raised by 11 participating fitness facilities in Northeast Ohio.

The event is from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information about how to participate, contact Karyn Petty at 330-971-8078 or  PettyKL@cityofcf.com, or William Bucur at 330-689-2301.

About Pedal For Heroes

Pedal For Heroes is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to building awareness of veterans’ issues and raising funds for local veterans’ charities to help veterans and honor Ohio fallen soldiers. An annual indoor cycling event takes place on the last Sunday in February to honor the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. For more information about the organization, visit  www.PedalForHeroesUSA.org.

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