Andretti Autosport and DHL announced today that Ryan Hunter-Reay will display a special paint scheme at Mid-Ohio to include Pelotonia and represent the 28 million people battling cancer.
Pelotonia is a bicycle ride headquartered in Columbus, Ohio that was founded in 2008. This year's ride will take place August 10-12, with every dollar raised going towards cancer research. In its first three years, Pelotonia has attr acted over 8,300 riders from 38 states, about 2,800 volunteers and raised $25.4 million for cancer research.
Hunter-Reay chose to run the number 28 on the DHL / Sun Drop Chevrolet IndyCar to honor those fighting cancer worldwide. The number is an important part of his mission to raise awareness, as Hunter-Reay is a co-founder of "Racing for Cancer" and serves as one of only 13 global envoys for the LIVESTRONG foundation.
All of the funds Pelotonia raises this year will directly support research conducted at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. By holding their bike ride each year, a team of scientists can continue to discover better cancer treatments and prevention strategies.
More information can be found at www.pelotonia.org and www.andrettiautosport.com.