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Announcing – Pan Ohio Hope Ride Merchandise

Announcing – Pan Ohio Hope Ride Merchandise
Show your passion and support the American Cancer Society’s Pan Ohio Hope Ride effort to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays with our new 2013 Pan Ohio Hope Ride merchandise! Get geared up with official apparel and show your support in our effort to end cancer!

Download the official  Merchandise Flyer and order form in PDF or Word Format – Pan Ohio Hope Ride Merchandise Order Form to place your order today!

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Be part of one of our biggest research projects ever!


What if you could prevent even one family from hearing the words “you have cancer”?

You can fight cancer by enrolling in the American Cancer Society’s new research study, Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). One hundred years ago, the Society began the fight of a lifetime – the fight to end cancer.  CPS-3 will get us closer to finishing the fight.

The ultimate goal of CPS-3 is to enroll men and women from various racial/ethnic backgrounds from across the U.S. to better understand the lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer and will save lives.

If you are between the ages of 30 and 65 years old and have never been diagnosed with cancer, you are eligible to enroll.
If you are interested in enrolling, please follow these simple steps:

· Visit to find the nearest enrollment site.
·After scheduling your appointment, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions to go online and complete the comprehensive survey which will ask for detailed information on lifestyle, behavioral, and other factors related to health.
· At your appointment, you will be asked to sign an informed consent form, complete a short survey, and provide a waist measure and a small blood sample (similar to a doctor’s visit). The blood sample will be taken by a certified, trained phlebotomist.
· At home, you will be asked to complete mailed surveys every few years over the next 20-30 years to update lifestyle, medical, and behavioral information.

Your appointment should last 20-30 minutes.  Completing the comprehensive survey online prior to your appointment will take approximately 45-60 minutes.

All personal information and any individual results of blood analyses that may be performed will be kept strictly confidential by CPS-3 research staff. There will be no cost to you to participate.

For more information about CPS-3, please visit, email, or call toll-free 1.888.604.5888.

Silence won’t finish the fight – only action will. The Society has an aggressive goal of enrolling 300,000 participants nationwide into the study by the end of 2013. By enrolling in CPS-3, you can help make this cancer’s last century. We appreciate all you do to support the Pan Ohio Bike Event. We hope you will consider taking part in this historic research study and help us reach our recruitment goal of 300,000 participants.

Penske Truck Rental’s Continued Support of the American Cancer Society

Penske Truck Rental’s Continued Support of the American Cancer Society


Since its inception in 2007, the Pan Ohio Hope Ride has covered 1,968 miles of concrete and blacktop throughout the state of Ohio.  In the ride’s 6 year existence, no matter the number of riders or the weather they’ve encountered, one thing has remained constant, Penske.

Through a generous donation, Penske Truck Rental has donated dozens of trucks since the Hope Ride commenced.

A Penske moving truck is more than a bike and luggage hauler, it is a symbol of hope and a comforting sign that the finish line has finally arrived after a relentless day of leg cramps, sweat, and hunger!

In 2012, Penske supplied 11 trucks to the American Cancer Society’s Pan Ohio Hope Ride, which transported and secured nearly 500 bicycles over the four day ride, along with luggage as well.  Without this support, the Hope Ride would not be as successful an event that it has been.

“We strive to make our event safe, fun, and meaningful,” said Pan Ohio Hope Ride Founding Co-Chair Kathleen Bond.  “With Penske’s help, we make the entire event logistically possible.”

Due in part to the great success and continued growth of the annual Pan Ohio Hope Ride, Penske will become more involved in 2013 as it will supply similar support to the inaugural PA Hope Ride.  The PA Hope Ride will take place June 29-30.  The Pennsylvania version will travel from the Hershey Hope Lodge to the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge in Philadelphia.

“We are very pleased to serve as the official truck rental provider for the Pan Ohio Hope Ride event,” said Luke DeCesare, Director of Rental for Penske’s North Central region.  “The American Cancer Society does great work in the community, and we are glad to play a small role in their success.”

No matter the state traveled or the Hope lodges involved, the bright yellow Penske moving trucks mean one thing more than any other to the cyclists, completion.

“Those yellow trucks shine like a welcoming beacon at the end of each day’s journey,” said Bond.  “To our riders, they are a symbol of a day’s ride well done.”

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Calling all Volunteers!

Calling all Volunteers!


The 2013 Pan Ohio Hope Ride is looking for an army of volunteers to help out with this year’s event. Did you know, it will take close to 1,500 volunteers to support the ride in 2013? There are many different Volunteer Opportunities including:

  • Water Stops
  • Kick-Off Dinner
  • Recognition Dinner
  • Registration
  • Massage Therapy
  • Support & Gear Drivers/HAM Radio Operators*** (SAG Drivers & some HAM Radio Operators will travel with the Pan Ohio Hope Ride for all four days or a portion of the ride. Anyone interested in this volunteer opportunity has a separate registration form on the volunteer page and will be contacted with more details about upcoming trainings and lodging reservations.)

If you or a friend, family member, or co-worker are interested in helping out with the 2013 Pan Ohio Hope Ride please  visit our Volunteer Section on the Pan Ohio Hope Ride Website.

There are also many opportunities for community groups and offices to volunteer their time together as a group. If you know of a volunteer coordinator within your company or an organization that you belong to, please have them sign up or contact us at for more information.

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If You Build It, They Will Ride!

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Pennsylvania Hope Ride celebrates its first birthday 

In 2007, Kathleen Bond’s vision for the Pan Ohio Hope Ride had no boundaries, other than staying within Ohio state lines.  In 2013, that vision crosses the border in to Pennsylvania for the inaugural PA Hope Ride.

“Like cancer, our Hope Lodges have no boundaries, and hope for a future without cancer doesn’t stop at state lines,” said Bond, an East Central Division Board Member and co-Chair of the Pan Ohio Hope Ride.

The PA Hope Ride will commence in Hershey, Pennsylvania on Saturday, June 29.  Like its sister ride, the PA Hope Ride will include overnight stays at local colleges.  The two-day ride kicks off with a dinner reception on Friday, June 28 at Elizabethtown College.  At the conclusion of day one, the riders will stay at Kutztown University.  The ride will finish on Sunday, June 30 in Philadelphia.

Similar to the Pan Ohio Hope Ride, the Pennsylvania Hope Ride will raise money and awareness for American Cancer Society programs such as its Hope Lodges.

“Our Hope Lodges enable cancer patients access to leading edge treatment even when it may be found far from home,” said Bond.

Like its counterparts in Cleveland and Cincinnati, the Hershey Hope Lodge and AstraZeneca Hope Lodge in Philadelphia have saved millions of dollars in hotel costs for guests who traveled to those two cities for cancer treatment.

“The miles our cyclists pedal and the dollars they raise mean more cancer patients everywhere will have access to care and realistic hope for a life with less cancer and a lot more birthdays! ”

To find out more about the Inaugural PA Hope Ride occuring June 29-30, 2013 or to participate on the POHR Team that will be riding this event visit

Custom Team Apparel Available

We are pleased to announce a partnership with Primal Wear Custom Apparel for all American Cancer Society Bike Events in the 2013 year.

Team Jerseys
Team Jerseys are completely optional and artwork/design must be coordinated between the team and jersey vendor. Day 2 is the official Team Jersey Day of the ride.

Ordering Team Jerseys

Click here request a custom quote and more information on the American Cancer Society Bike Event Apparel Partner, Primal Wear. With Primal Wear your team is able to produce quality custom jerseys and apparel.

Jersey Size & Pricing

The minimum team order for custom jerseys is 15 pieces. For jersey pricing information check out the Primal Price List For sizing information check out the  Primal Fit Guide

Primal Wear’s Give Back Program

In addition, your team will benefit with a 15% donation back to your team’s 2013 fundraising campaign for the Pan Ohio Hope Ride through the  Primal Gives Back Team Program.

Primal Wear Discount

In addition to team jerseys, Primal Wear, is also offering 20% off your purchase in their online merchandise store.  Download the coupon

Ordering Jerseys/Apparel

To order jerseys/apparel or find out information on Primal Gives Back please contact John Hutchinson, Primal Wear at 1.800.275.6953 or by email at or fill out a custom quote through the American Cancer Society Apparel Parnter page on Primal Wear’s site.

Event & Training Jerseys

Event Jerseys are separate from this program and are earned by raising the minimum $500 beyond the non-refundable registration fee. Event Jerseys will be mailed out prior to the ride once a participant has raised the $500 minimum. Training Jerseys are an incentive that are earned by the first 150 riders that raise $350 by March 1. These jerseys will be mailed out the first week of April. Day 4 is the official Event Jersey Day of the ride.

Have general questions?

For general inquiries about jerseys, other jersey manufacturers, or use of the Pan Ohio Hope Ride logo* please contact Paul Purdy at or call 888.227.6446 x 1222.