Challenge to all our current and former employees at Villa.
[alert_red]Debbie son Daniel is a former Villa employee, he left to join the Airforce. While serving he started having pain in his leg. He went to the AF Drs. and they didn’t find anything. So he finally went to a private hospital and they found the cancer. By this time it had spread to his lungs. So now he’s having radiation and chemo and living at home. There is a strong possibility he will lose his leg if he makes it at all. So what I would like to do is challenge all our current and former employees and their families to donate to Debbie for the Pelotonia either online or they can bring it to Villa. [/alert_red]
Pelotonia is a grassroots bike tour with one goal: to end cancer. More than 10,000 supporters are expected to be a part of Pelotonia 12 on August 10-12, 2012. The ride will span two days and will cover as many as 180 miles. In its first three years, Pelotonia has attracted over 8,300 riders from 38 states, over 2,800 volunteers, hundreds of thousands of donors and raised $25.4 million for cancer research. In 2011 alone, a record $13.1 million was raised. Because operational expenses are covered by Pelotonia funding partners, 100% of every dollar raised is donated directly to life-saving cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. I am writing to ask you to help me raise funds for this incredible event. Large or small, every donation makes a difference.
> We all know someone who has been affected by cancer. One of every two American men and one of every three American women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. By supporting Pelotonia and me, you will help improve lives through innovative research with the ultimate goal of winning the war against cancer. I would love to have your support, as this is truly a unique opportunity to be a part of something special.
> When you follow the link below, you will find my personal rider profile and a simple and secure way to make any size donation you wish. I will be riding for my son Daniel Chapman, he is 21 years old, he was diagnosed in January of this year with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare bone cancer. He is in the US Airforce, serving for almost 3 years, working as a jet mechanic and loves what he does for our country.
> He currently is back home getting treated at Childrens Hospital and The James at OSU. Funds for the research for this awful disease is desperately needed! Thanks so much for your generous donation.
> Think of this as a donation not to me, or Pelotonia, but directly to The OSUCCC-James to fund cancer research. Please consider supporting my effort and this great cause. My rider profile can be found at the following link: http://www.mypelotonia.org/riders_profile.jsp?MemberID=188444