A Champion Against Cancer
by Jared Champion
About the Garments
Womens Butterfly Crew
A soft, durable high end jersey with a slim, fitted style. We suggest sizing up or ordering the Fellowman Crew if you like a slouchy tee.
Womens Butterfly Tri and Tri V
A tri-blend material that is pre-shrunk, extremely soft, comfortable, and stretchy with a slim, fitted style. We suggest sizing up or ordering one of the Fellowman styles if you like a slouchy tee.
Womens Butterfly Burnout Tank
A soft, comfortable, stretchy, high end jersey with a slim, fitted style. This garment runs small, we suggest sizing up for a more true-to-size fit.
Mens Fellowman Tri and Tri V
A tri-blend material that is preshrunk , extremely soft, comfortable, and stretchy with a slim, fitted style. This style is thinner and less forgiving, but much softer than the regular Fellowman Crew.
Mens Fellowman Crew
A soft, durable high end jersey with a true-to-size fit. This style also looks great on women!
Unisex Hero Hoody
A tri-blend material that is pre-shrunk, extremely soft, comfortable, and stretchy. This style follows men’s sizing and is roomy so women, size down if you want a more true-to-size fit.
You can also read about the garment fabrics and styles in the Heart U section of our website!
Jared’s story on WKYC NBC News
My family’s story, like that of so many others, involves cancer. My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer shortly after I was born and passed away when I was nine years old. Almost five years later, my dad was diagnosed with lung cancer. A month after my 20th birthday, my father lost his courageous fight.
Aside from the challenges of treatment, cancer is a painful experience to watch a loved one endure; it is a helpless feeling for everyone. Cancer has affected multiple generations of my family and continues to impact us today. In order to deal with the emotional stress that comes with the diagnosis and treatment of a loved one, I have channeled my energies into biking to raise money for the work that still needs to be done in order to find cures and end cancer. In support of the fight against cancer, I am riding in loving memory of both my mom and dad, Laureen and Bryan Champion, and in honor of the millions of others affected by cancer each year.
The 8th Annual Pan Ohio Hope Ride, a 328-mile bike tour from Cleveland to Cincinnati, benefits the American Cancer Society Hope Lodges, which provide patients and their families a place to stay during treatments. While my family was fortunate enough to live close to world-class care and did not have to be separated during the course of treatments, not everyone affected by cancer is as fortunate. Supporting the Pan Ohio Hope Ride ensures that families can stay together and support one another during the course of treatment and help provide everyone with their best chance at a cure.
After participating in the Pan Ohio Hope Ride for three years, last summer I embarked on a 70-day ride from Baltimore to Portland raising money for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. This year, after already logging over 5000 miles in previous rides, I am excited to once again join the cyclists of the Pan Ohio Hope Ride and hope to raise at least $4,000 for the American Cancer Society Hope Lodges. Thank you for your support of the fight against cancer and your consideration in helping me to achieve this goal!
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