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Regional Cyclists to Pedal for Cancer Benefit

Event to benefit Miami Valley Hospital Foundation

DAYTON, OHIO—July 18, 2008 — On August 9 cyclists from across the region will converge on Miami Valley South Health Center in Centerville for the Clemens Cycle for Cancer event.

Now in it its sixth year, the rally is named for Richard and Nancy Clemens who lost their lives to cancer. The Clemens’ seven children developed the idea for the cycling event as a way to not only honor their parents but to raise money for cancer research and education.

All proceeds from this year’s ride will benefit Miami Valley Hospital’s cancer research and oncology services as funded through the Miami Valley Hospital Foundation. The goal for this year’s ride is $10,000.

The rally will get underway at 8 a.m. when cyclists depart from the campus of Miami Valley South Health Center located at I-675 and Wilmington Pike.  Participants can follow their choice of a 10, 25, or 50 mile route through scenic southern Montgomery and Greene Counties. Participants of all ages are welcome.  Registration is $25 per rider and can be paid in advance on line or the day of the event. Forms, maps, and general information about the ride can be found at or by calling the Miami Valley Hospital Foundation at 937-208-2700.
“On behalf of the doctors and nurses who work in our oncology department, we are proud to be the beneficiary of this fundraiser to benefit cancer patients and their families,” said Jenny Lewis, president of the Miami Valley Hospital Foundation. “Every dollar from the proceeds will allow our cancer team to get one step closer to saving lives and making lives more comfortable.”
The ride will finish back at Miami Valley South Health Center. Refreshments compliments of Panera Bread and Cub Food will be available. WMMX Radio personality Jeff Stevens will also be making a personnel appearance between 10 a.m. and noon.