PULLL app lets your participate in Pelotonia by doing what you're already doing

Submitted by Kris Boone, http://boone.3@osu.edu

Pelotonia 2018 will take place August 3-5, 2018. Every contribution is meaningful and puts us one step closer to our goal and the efforts of the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. 100 percent of every dollar raised through Pelotonia goes to funding Ohio State researchers who work towards curing cancer.

There are multiple ways to get involved and help fundraise for this important initiative. You can learn more about joining as a rider, a virtual rider, or as an event volunteer by visiting https://pelotonia.org/register/. You also can help support Team Buckeye–CFAES Sustains Life by making a donation through the following link: https://www.yourpelotonia.org/profiles/public-team-profile?UserKey=766802.

There's another exciting way to participate in Pelotonia by getting credit for what many of you are already doing anyway -- exercising. PULLL is a fundraising app, developed and powered by Pelotonia, that allows users to generate funds for cancer research through exercise (cycling, running, or walking). PULLL is free for anyone with a smartphone and is available in the App store or the Google Play store.

By introducing a community and a cause to fitness tracking technology, we believe we can change the health outcomes for those with cancer and improve the health of PULLL users—ultimately leading to healthier communities nationwide!

PULLL users are able to raise money for life-saving cancer research by unlocking funds contributed by corporate partners. Every activity through cycling, running or walking, both indoor or outdoor, has an earn rate that partners have committed to donating.

Simply open the app before any indoor or outdoor activity and unlock funds for cancer research. In addition to the funds you unlock, 100% of dollars raised, by getting your network to BOOST your activity, will be directed to cancer research, too!

You can also sync PULLL with your Strava or MapMyFitness accounts to download your activity right to PULLL.

Many of us have had family members, colleagues, and friends impacted by cancer. Our dean, Cathann Kress, is serving as team captain of Team Buckeye–CFAES Sustains Life. I would like to encourage you to join our Pelotonia team.

Supporting cancer research supports our mission to sustain life. CFAES has been one of the beneficiaries, receiving more than $340,000 through the Comprehensive Cancer Center to support a graduate fellowship and four intramural research awards. The hard work of thousands of people both inside and outside the university make this happen.

Please consider supporting this great cause.