ENT Pedal the Cause team raises over $30K

Teams Heads Up
Department of Otolaryngology's Pedal the Cause team raised $30K for cancer research. Photo courtesy Tim Parker Photography.

Cheers to our Pedal the Cause team Heads Up for raising over $30,000 to fund cancer research – so far!

The Department of Otolaryngology’s team Heads Up has raised $350,000 since the first Pedal the Cause event in 2011. This year’s 53-member team included faculty, medical students, staff, cancer survivors, supporters and kids!

Team members biked anywhere from one mile (kids) to 100 miles in a day (during the event or virtually), participated in the spinning event, or volunteered.

The team ranks #6 in fundraising among all hospital-affiliated teams – so far. Donations are being accepted through Oct. 31.

Fellow Pedal The Cause riders
Fellow Pedal The Cause riders enjoy lunch.

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“A big thank you to all of the team donors, volunteers and riders,” said Liz Buchman, who co-captained the team with Don Conine, who, along with his son, is a cancer survivor. “Your commitment to Pedal the Cause is getting us closer to a world without cancer.”

Looking to next year, Buchman hopes that even more department members and their families can participate, if not as cyclists, than as volunteers.

“It is a totally positive joyful experience and another way to live the mission of improving patients’ lives,” she says.

2022 Team Heads Up

Jennifer Ball
Brett Buchman
Craig Buchman
Liz Buchman
Taylor Buchman
Nancy Cone
Derek Conine
Donald Conine
Sabrena Conine
Daniel Davison
Nick Diefenbach
Bill Edgar
Devlin Edgar
Joel Eisleben
Kurt Eisleben
Dawn Garzon
Eleanor Goedeke
Obi Griffith

Anna Jinkins
David Jinkins
Roger Jinkins
William Jinkins
Forrest King
Cindi Kreiman
Joel Livingston
Jeff Maaks
Erika Madrian
Barbara Nwacha
Allison Ogden
Morgan Otts
Patrik Pipkorn
Autumn Rich
Jason Rich
Noah Rich
Zachary Rich
Ashley Saitta

Jonathan Saitta
Paul Saitta
Lea Schwarz
Thomas Shilling
Linda Tarrant
Eric Treptow
Sheila Treptow
Stockton Troyer
Lynne Vaninger
Sam Visintine
Charley Wallace
Marelle Wallace
Steve West
Candise White
Kurt Wolfgram
Robin Wolfgram
Amy Wootten