Pedal For Peds 2015

Friday October 9, 2015

The 6th annual Pedal for Peds event to benefit UNC Pediatric Oncology/ Hematology, held on Saturday, September 26 at the UNC Wellness Centers at Northwest Cary, was a wonderful success. The main event was hosted as indoor cycling rides due to the rain. Cycling started at 9 am and continued until 12 noon. Yoga classes were also hosted throughout the indoor cycling event. Bob Bothwell, head of “Team Ella” continued to lead the team with the most funds raised, $5,400. And, yes, Bob and 4 more team members did ride bikes on the American Tobacco Trail in the rain. Since the inception of this event, we had a shared wish that there be a part of these activities that specifically honored the patients – the children who bring us joy and sadness through this journey…but who teach us life lessons. For this event we had a spectacular balloon release to honor the children. A special thanks to Dr. Julie Blatt for her leadership of this event. Pedal for Peds raised about $40,000 between in-person donations, online donations, and the silent auction. For more information or to make a donation, please visit