- Associated Press - Sunday, November 22, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Organizers of an annual bicycling event in central Ohio say riders and supporters raised nearly $24 million for cancer research this year, breaking last year’s fundraising record by about $2 million.

Nearly 8,000 riders and 2,700 volunteers participated in the two-day Pelotonia event in August. It has raised more than $106 million over seven years.

The Columbus Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1LoyXT5 ) reports the group made the announcement on Wednesday in Columbus. Singer and cancer survivor Sheryl Crow performed at the event. She says she will ride next year.

The money supports cancer research at a Columbus institute. It goes toward fellowship programs, grants for researchers and equipment, as well as for finding and keeping researchers.

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Online:

https://pelotonia.org

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, https://www.dispatch.com

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