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Why We Ride: Our Journey with Pelotonia

Jason Berwanger

BY Jason Berwanger /

Pelotonia is a grassroots organization that was founded in Columbus, Ohio to raise money for one supreme goal: to end cancer. Continental Office was one of its founding corporate members and pelotons (a “peloton” is a group of cyclists). In fact, you can see our original jersey on display in Pelotonia’s office. To date, we’ve ridden over 18,000 miles and raised over $550,000 as an organization to help end cancer. This is my 4th year as captain of the Continental peloton and my 7th year as a participant. Also, did I mention that I’m terrible at riding a bike?

We had a handful of Continental riders at the 1st Pelotonia back in 2009. That number is closer to 50 now with an additional 20-30 volunteers. We host fundraising events throughout the year to help our riders complete their personal fundraising goals. This includes around 5-10 pancake breakfasts and a yearly happy hour, all of which are donation-based events. Our associates as well as clients, family, and friends come out to these events whether they’re a rider, volunteer, or supporter. Many of our associates also come up with their own freakishly-creative ideas for their personal fundraisers, such as Paws for Pelotonia.

Pelotonia is an organization that goes above and beyond. In addition to being incredibly supportive by coming to our events and collaborating with us on things like the Pelotonia Aeron chair, they’ve become our friends. Their meteoric rise over the past eight years is not surprising. When you combine the idea of helping others and a purpose-driven community with one goal in mind, great things are bound to happen. Cancer impacts us all in some way and while we each have our own reasons and stories as to how, together we can make a pretty powerful difference in the fight to end it. This is why we ride.

You can donate to the Continental Office Peloton and make a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer by clicking below.

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Jason Berwanger

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jason Berwanger

Jason Berwanger is VP, Information Systems & Business Operations at Continental Office. He has been with the team for nearly 10 years and was our CO Peloton captain for 5 years.

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