Auburn, ME (PRWEB) October 09, 2012
Nearly 40 cyclists are making their way through snow and below-freezing temperatures and across mountainous terrain from Calgary, Alberta, Canada to Lewiston, Maine as part of the annual Cancervive Peloton Project.
The participants are riding in ambassadorship of cancer survivors, with each cyclist dedicating their ride to a cancer "warrior" (someone who has fought or is currently fighting cancer). The destination is The Dempsey Challenge in Lewiston, Maine, which raises funds for The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing. The entire journey is being filmed for a full-length feature film, The Peloton Project, being executive produced by Patrick Dempsey.
The Grey’s Anatomy actor, sometimes known as ‘McDreamy’, is passionate about the film project that combines his passions.
"I am very excited to be part of something that is so near to my heart: cancer support and cycling,” said Dempsey. “The Peloton Project will share a very important story with the world."
The annual Cancervive bike excursion features a group of riders, in pelotons of 5 or 6, cycling relay-style 24 hours a day for 10 days. The riders left Calgary on Wednesday, October 3 and anticipate arriving in Lewiston on Friday, October 12. The riders and warriors will participate in The Dempsey Challenge events together during the weekend of October 13-14.
Those interested may follow the journey of the cyclists and the warriors on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thepelotonfilm; on Twitter (@thepelotonfilm) or on the Peloton Project Blog at http://thepelotonfilm.com/. As well, the entire ride may also be geo-tracked at http://thepelotonfilm.com/follow.
All are welcome to cheer on the riders as they continue the long bike ride to Maine. Please see the attached Route Map to locate the cyclists on their journey and follow the team on Facebook and Twitter to find where they are on the route. The bikers can’t be missed as they are all wearing teal biking jerseys and are followed by an ambulance and the film crew.
For more information, or to schedule an interview, please contact Katie Greenlaw at 207-755-9470 or email katie(at)rinckadvertising(dot)com.
About The Peloton Project Film
The Cancervive Peloton Project is an annual 9-day bike excursion from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, which features a group of riders in pelotons of six, cycling relay style 24 hours a day. The event is aimed at ambassadorship of cancer survivors and awareness of their issues. In 2012, the riders are leaving from Wellspring Calgary and will cycle to Lewiston, Maine to participate in The Dempsey Challenge weekend October 13-14, 2012. The Peloton Project Film is a documentary that will follow the lives of the participating cyclists. Woven throughout the team’s journey across North America will be stories of cancer survivors, caregivers, and a young woman who has just been diagnosed. The Peloton Project Film will look closely at the people behind the cancer diagnoses to see what life is like for them before and after cancer and how they find strength to face the challenge ahead. For more information, please visit http://www.thepelotonfilm.com.
About The Cancervive Foundation of Alberta
The Cancervive Foundation of Alberta (Cancervive) is a non-profit organization established to raise awareness and support for Canadian Cancer Survivors and their families. Completely volunteer based, one hundred percent of all donated funds are directed to their benefactor and partner - the Wellspring network of cancer support centers. For more information, please visit http://www.cancervive.ca.
About The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing
Founded in March, 2008, The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing strives to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities impacted by cancer by providing free support, education, integrative medicine, outreach and prevention. The Dempsey Center is an integral part of Central Maine Medical Center's Comprehensive Cancer Center as well as affiliated clinics in Rumford, Bridgton and Brunswick, Maine. Philanthropic sources and The Dempsey Challenge fundraising event allow the Dempsey Center to provide vital cancer support services at no charge. For more information, please visit http://www.dempseycenter.org.
About The Dempsey Challenge
The Dempsey Challenge presented by Amgen is an annual run, walk and cycling fundraising event in Lewiston, Maine, which benefits The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing. The two-day experience integrates the passion and support of those impacted by cancer with the hospitality of the community. The Dempsey Challenge provides a rewarding experience and unprecedented value to participants and partners. For more information, please visit http://www.dempseychallenge.org.