LifeCenter Plus Launches 2013 Pedal For Heroes Veterans Event

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Club Invites Fitness Centers Across Northeast Ohio to Participate in Honoring 276 Ohio Veterans Who Have Sacrificed for Our Freedom

LifeCenter Plus Health and Fitness Club challenges all Northeast Ohio fitness centers to join in an effort to honor and support our Ohio veterans. On February 24, 2013, fitness centers across Northeast Ohio will host “2013 Pedal For Heroes” events, where hundreds of participants throughout Northeast Ohio will cycle for 276 minutes representing the number of military personnel from Ohio who have sacrificed their lives for the country since 9/11/01.

“Ohio veterans have given so much for us. We are excited to spearhead this worthy cause and hope that it will become an annual fundraiser for Ohio veterans,” said Jerry Lynch, co-owner of LifeCenter Plus. “We challenge all of the fitness and recreation centers in Northeast Ohio to participate with us in this Pedal for Heroes event that supports local veterans and recognizes those who have given their lives.”

Fitness centers are invited to participate in this event and to challenge their members to form teams to cycle on stationery bicycles for 276 minutes on Sunday, February 24. Teams are already forming and more clubs are asking to participate.

Proceeds from each participating center will be used by 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.

LifeCenter Plus is providing participating fitness centers with planning materials as well as an educational presentation to show during the event. LifeCenter Plus will include participating fitness centers in the media marketing communication.

Fitness center directors interested in learning more about how to get involved should contact Fitness Director, Jessica Shenker at LifeCenter Plus in Hudson, Ohio at 330-655-2377, ext. 138. The deadline for fitness centers to sign up for Pedals For Heroes is February 1, 2013.

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. For more information call 330-655-2377 or visit the website at

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