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LifeCenter Plus hosts Pedal For Heroes fundraising event Feb. 24 to support veterans

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Pedal for Heroes
In this file photo, Lauren Wehry (left), Dustin Szarell, Cassie Schumacher and Jessica Schodowski (behind) ride spinner bicycles at the LifeCenter Plus Health and Fitness Club. Fitness centers across Ohio will host the "2012 Pedal for Heroes" event where participants will cycle for 262 minutes, representing the number of military personnel from Ohio who have sacrificed their lives for our country since 9/11. (Paul Tople/Akron Beacon Journal)

HUDSON, OHIO (February 6, 2013) – LifeCenter Plus Health and Fitness Club will host a Pedal For Heroes fundraising event on Sunday, February 24, 2013. Participants will cycle for 276 minutes in honor of every Ohio fallen soldier who has sacrificed their life in the Middle East since 9/11.

“The Pedal For Heroes event honors the military personnel whom have lost their lives and supports local veterans programs while engaging in physical activity,” said Jerry Lynch, a main organizer of the event. “Ohio veterans have given so much for us. This is an opportunity to help local veterans and support their efforts to transition back into the community.”

LifeCenter Plus encourages the community to form teams to cycle on stationary bicycles for 276 minutes. In addition to LifeCenter Plus, the University of Akron, Fitworks Willoughby, Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium, RP Fitness, One Wellness Sports & Health Club, Kent State University, Cleveland State University, Portage Cyclery, UFit2, Team Super Fitness, and The Cleveland Rowing Foundation/Western Reserve Rowing Association will participate in the fundraiser event. Participants may also choose to walk, row, swim, or run for the allotted time.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to Pedal For Heroes, a 501(c)(3) organization, to provide services to local veterans. Last year, over $16,000 was raised by 11 participating fitness facilities in Northeast Ohio.

The event is from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at LifeCenter Plus, located at 5133 Darrow Road, Hudson, Ohio. For more information about how to participate, contact Jessica Shenker, at 330-655-2377 ext. 138.

About LifeCenter Plus Health and Fitness Club

A premier health and fitness facility, LifeCenter Plus has served the Hudson, Stow and surrounding communities since 1978. The 103,000-square foot multi-purpose facility is a full-service, four-season health and fitness club with five swimming pools, indoor track, Spinning studio, and renovated Yoga studio. Members enjoy more than 100 free classes each week. LifeCenter Plus is located at 5133 Darrow Road, Hudson, Ohio. For more information call 330-655-2377, ext. 131 or visit the website at

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