Pedal-with-Pete Foundation Donates $28,000 to Nationwide Childrens Hospital for Cerebral Palsy Research

March 11, 2011

In August 2010, the Pedal-with-Pete Foundation hosted its annual Ride for Pete’s Sake Bike Ride to raise awareness for Cerebral Palsy. With more than 630 riders, attendees raised more than $40,000 for Cerebral Palsy research. More than $28,000 of the funds was directed to research efforts at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

“The funds helped fund an initiative in Nationwide Children’s Cerebral Palsy Clinic to develop evidence-based clinical care guidelines that reflect the best known treatments for Cerebral Palsy,” said Amy Newmeyer, MD, director of the Comprehensive Cerebral Palsy Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. “The ‘Learn From Every Patient at Every Visit’ initiative will allow health care personnel in our clinic to follow their patients over time where the clinical medical record is being utilized to transform data management and analysis.”

The Pedal-with-Pete Foundation is a philanthropic organization dedicated to raising funds for research to improve the quality of life for persons with cerebral palsy. Founder, Pete Zeidner, has a personal connection with those who suffer from cerebral palsy as he was diagnosed with the disease years ago. Pete started this organization after a successful bike ride around Ohio in 1991.

NOTE TO THE EDITOR: Pictured in photo found at www.nationwidechildrens.org/news-room, Lauri Kaplan, Board Member, Jake Kaplan, Son, 43220; Ernie Larger, President, 43081; Lisa Brooks, Research and Education Chair, Chris Brooks, Publicity Chair, David Brooks, Son, Irina, Companion dog, 43221.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of nearly 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.