Monthly Archives: April 2015

The 2015 Event Jersey is Here!

The design for the Official 2015 Pan Ohio Hope Ride Event Jersey has been finalized!  Check out a picture of the jersey below.  You can earn the Event Jersey by raising $1,000 or more (beyond the registration fee)!  By raising $1,000 and beyond, you are helping those who are currently fighting cancer and making a difference to save lives now!  $1,000 raised funds a two-week stay in an American Cancer Society Hope Lodge to allow patients access to care they can’t get near their homes.  This year’s Jersey evokes images of the 3 major cities that the ride passes through along with some unique styling to make it unlike any before it.

POHR Jersey Design- 04.15.15

The current average raised per rider is $590; are you above or below the average?  Help us surpass the average fundraised in 2014 ($2,130) and get to $2,500 raised per rider! 

Don’t forget to use #POHRFamily to tell us about your Pan Ohio Family and how they make the ride more special for you!

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The Jeffers Family is all in for the Pan Ohio Hope Ride, a true #POHRFamily!

“A rider since 2011, Justin Jeffers understands what the “Pan” in Pan Ohio Hope Ride means: all inclusive of a whole.  In Justin’s case, it means his whole family participates in the event.  Justin started as a rider on The Cardinal’s Peloton team and has raised more than $17,000 in the fight against cancer.  Most of his fundraising success has been through his golf fundraising event, “Pedal Out Cancer Open”, which began with six teams raising $700, and now hosts 21 teams and raised $6,000 last year.  

Jeffers Pic #1

Justin has enlisted his entire family to be a part of the effort since they share his enthusiasm for the cause.  Kay Jeffers, Justin’s mother, is the lead volunteer for the Sunbury, Ohio water stop, which was named “3rd Best Water Stop” in 2014.  Kay used a ballpark theme and welcomed riders at mile 85 on a hot and sunny 100-mile day.  Justin’s family and friends help at the water stop until the very last rider pedals through.  His wife, Tiff, their two children, and his father have also been part of the effort to support riders, raise funds, and cheer Justin on at the finish line.

Jeffers #2

Tiff rode in the Pan Ohio Hope Ride for the first time in 2012, and the event took on more meaning for the Jeffers family when she was diagnosed with cancer in 2014.  Though the family faced a new challenge with her diagnosis, Tiff has fully completed her recovery.  For the Jeffers family, the Pan Ohio Hope Ride is all inclusive of a whole, including a whole lot of family, love, and support.  “For us, it’s a four-day journey of camaraderie and picking each other up to get through the 328 miles.  It’s the interaction with the great people you meet and sharing stories that make the ride special for our family and others,” said Justin.”

Use the hashtag on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc to demonstrate how your own family supports Pan Ohio or how you have become “family” through your experience with the ride. 

NOT riding in July?  REGISTER as a VIRTUAL PARTICIPANT and become part of the POHR Family!  Register as a Virtual Participant, raise at least $100 and you will receive an Official 2015 POHR Event Shirt! 

Use #POHRFamily to share your “family” spirit and help expand our growing POHR Family!

Share Your #POHRFamily!

The Pan Ohio Hope Ride relies on the the support of family and friends; now we are asking riders, volunteers, supporters, family members and friends committed to our shared cause to show off your #POHRFamily!  Use the hashtag on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc to demonstrate how your own family supports Pan Ohio or how you have become “family” through your experience with the ride. 

POHR Family Blog Pic-Collage

Share a story about a time when your family was there to support you before, during or after the Pan Ohio Hope Ride, or tell us about your experience as a part of the larger POHR family!  There are many ways to share your #POHRFamily!

NOT riding in July?  REGISTER as a VIRTUAL PARTICIPANT and become part of the POHR Family!  Register as a Virtual Participant, raise at least $100 and you will receive an Official 2015 POHR Event Shirt! 

Use #POHRFamily or email us your story at panohioinfo@cancer.org to share your “family” spirit and help expand our growing POHR Family!

Time for 2015 #328POHRDay Voting!

Thank you to everyone that submitted a photo, fundraising idea, or video to us for the “Show us YOUR 328″ contest!

We are again putting the top 6 ideas to a vote on the web for the most creative way that our riders showed us their “328” for a prize of $328 donated anonymously to their individual fundraising campaign or their team and inclusion in the 2016 calendar!

Please help us decide the winner; vote by Tuesday, April 7!

VOTING IS NOW CLOSED – Congratulations Kevin Grigsby for winning the 3.28 Day Contest with 557 votes.  His prize is a $328 donation to his account from an anonymous donor.

Over 1,100 responses for the voting – great job everyone!

Entry #1:  3:28 on 3/28

Matt Welch- 328

Matt Welch snapped a screenshot at the perfect time!

Entry #2:  $3.28 for 328 Day!

Brian Bortz-328

Brian Bortz craftfully arranged $3.28 for the POHR Holiday!

Entry #3: 328 Day Collage

328 Collage- Kevin Grigsby

Kevin Grigsby created a 328 optical illusion using many different forms of 328!

Entry #4: 328 at the Beach!

Denyse Patterson-328

Denyse Patterson uses the beach to help create her tribute to 328 Day!

Entry #5: The Jeffers Celebrate with 328!

Justin Jeffers-328

Justin & Tiff Jeffers Celebrate a final surgery with 328 Day in Mind!

Entry #6: 328 Day Hero

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Lori Anthony shows her 328 pride in superhero fashion!