Third time’s a charm! Team TECH USA is excited to participate in our third year with Pelotonia. Pelotonia is a grass-root bike ride with one goal: END CANCER. 2019 will be Pelotonia’s 11th year and the event has raised in excess of $184 Million toward cancer research. 100% of donations directly support cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.
TECH strives to impact and strengthen the well-being of the communities in which we do business all over the world. We do this through actions that represent our core values – honor, innovation, leadership, teamwork, and intelligence. Through volunteering and charitable contributions, we give back to our global communities with service and fellowship. Last year was TECH’s second year participating and our 8 riders (riding distances from 45 to 100 miles) and 12 volunteers were able to raise over $16,000!
TECH had 8 riders participate in 2018, including virtual rider participants from all over the globe who threw on their helmets and hit the roads. This included Gianfranco Tripodo, a senior designer for Salvadori in Italy. Gianfranco rode the 100 miles for Pelotonia in the Alps! After losing his Mother to cancer, Gainfranco heard about the opportunity to participate and just had to sign up. “It moves my legs and it moves my heart” Gianfranco says.
This is the 3rd year TECH’s Direct Account Development Manager Brent Klomparens is participating. The 100-mile rider recommends that anyone gets involved however they can. “I moved to Ohio and Pelotonia was already a big thing. I wanted to get involved because it is an event that brings the Central Ohio community together. You will see cancer survivors cheering for you along the way. It is really quite moving.”
This year, TECH expects to grow the team and raise even more money for cancer research. The goals we’ve set are 10 riders, $20,000, and 30 total participants. Along with TECH’s local riders participating in the event in Ohio, we will be inviting virtual riders from our global offices in Brazil, China, Japan, Italy, Belgium, Thailand, and Northern Ireland to remotely participate in this ride to end cancer. Pelatonia will be taking place 2nd-4th August 2019.
If you wish to support Team TECH with your donations, please visit TECH’s team page here.