wpg has been a steadfast of supporter of Pelotonia, an organization focused on advancing innovative cancer research, for 12 years. This year, Team wpg raised $153,385 through organization-wide and grassroots fundraising efforts, exceeding its most ambitious goal yet of $100,000.
Pelotonia’s fundraising efforts center around a two-day bicycle ride in Columbus. Lead by co-captains Chris Conlon, CEO, and Steve Gerber, Senior Vice President, Head of Property Management, 20 wpg colleagues participated in this year’s Ride Weekend — riding between 24 and 182 miles. For nearly half the team, 2023 was their first year riding in Pelotonia.
One colleague, Steve Hardy, Vice President, Leasing, also took on Pelotonia’s first-ever Gravel Day riding event that spans 50 miles throughout Southeast Ohio.
Leading up to Ride Weekend, wpg Cares hosted several fundraising events, including a Field Day at its Columbus corporate office. Colleagues challenged one another to games, including giant cornhole and football toss. wpg Senior Leaders took the hot seat in a dunk tank, with colleagues donating for the chance to send them into the water. Volunteers also sold baked goods, raffle tickets and T-shirts, with all proceeds benefitting Pelotonia. Colleagues also leveraged their own networks to reach their individual fundraising goals.
100% of every dollar donated to Pelotonia goes toward cancer research at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center — The James. wpg is proud to support organizations such as this within our communities around the country. To learn more about how we give back, visit our community page.