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Congratulations to Our 2020 Scholarship Recipients

This year, we are pleased to launch a new college scholarship program to support college-bound high school seniors in Cleveland with a first responder parent/grandparent/legal guardian. We are awarding a $1,000 scholarship to the following students:

Daniel Condrich

Daniel Condrich

St. Edward High School

Class of 2020

Parent: Fire Department Lieutenant

Morgan Clute

Morgan Clute

Olmsted Falls High School

Class of 2020

Parent: Fireman/Paramedic

Zakary Taylor

Zakary Taylor

St. Edward High School

Class of 2020

Parent: Doctor, Health Science

2020 Virtual Velosano

Hike to Hocking is Complete-- What an Adventure!

Hike to Hocking is Complete-- What an Adventure!

I really enjoyed my 2- Day, 200- mile ride through some of the most beautiful parts of the Ohio countryside. 

Hike to Hocking Hills Video
Day 1 Highlights

Day 1 Highlights

It was a relatively easy, flat terrain ride through Strongsville to West Salem where I saw a happy Amish family in a buggy cruising in front of me content in their Sunday best. Then, another flat and beautiful segment through Jeromsville to quaint and lovely, Loundeville where I took a late lunch and rehydration. Then, near Mohican State Park, the long 20-mile climb began testing all my energy, legs, and lungs. Finally arriving in historic Mount Vernon, Ohio almost 8 hours later. It was with great relief and a sight for sore eyes (whole body) that I saw the newly restored and exquisite hotel, the Mount Vernon Grand, owned by Mount Vernon Nazarene university. https://www.mountvernongrand.com/ where I slept soundly and prepared for Day 2.  

Day 2 Highlights

Day 2 Highlights

I hopped onto the Heart of Trail and proceeded to go Southeast through more beautiful country roads when I turned down an unpaved, gravel road. After navigating for a mile or so, I noticed both tired went flat! OH NO! Stopping to fix the flats were unsuccessful, rendering the bike unrideable. Good fortune came my way through  generous fireman, a first responder named Robert. He drove me into town (Westerville) to a bike shop http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/retail/westerville_northgate/. The bike techs were great-two new tires, tubes and a pump- I was ready to go after a 2-hour delay. Onward through Groveport Ohio, Canal Winchester Lancaster and a tenuous route taking me on highway 33 to my destination Logan, Ohio in the heart of stunning Hocking Hills, Ohio. What a relief! What a good feeling of accomplishment!

Hocking Hills

Hocking Hills

Solveig and the kids drove down to meet me where we enjoyed our cabin in the woods for three days and nights of fantastic weather, ziplining, all terrain Segway adventure, lunch in Athens on the OU campus and finally a cookout and campfire of Smores! 


As I reflect on the ride, I am filled with both sadness and hope at the many families who have been touched by the horrible disease and plight of cancer. It is my hope that my efforts will go to a greater cause through Velosano to positively impact the lives of patients and families with caner. 

100% for the Cure!