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Pedal-with-Pete Foundation

Mission: Pedal-with-Pete is a philanthropic organization, dedicated to raising funds for research to improve the quality of life for persons wtih cerebral palsy.

In 1993, Pete Zeidner, an Ohio resident and former cyclist who has CP, gathered this all-volunteer team forming the Pedal-with-Pete Foundation to raise money for research to help prevent, treat, and even cure the effects of cerebral palsy.

The Pedal-with-Pete Foundation annually moderates three charity cycling/walking events in the midwest.   

We continue to be a discerning funder of CP research thanks to the support of donors, participants in the events, and sponsors like YOU!

These two exciting and promising grants were awarded with funds raised in 2016 (the entire grant-making history is found at pedal-with-pete.org/grants/previous-grant-recipients/ )

 

  • Researchers at Yale School of Medicine in Connecticut will non-invasively study the brains of premature infantsusing advanced MRI techniques to determine the relationship between oxygen levels provided in the hospital and the impact on outcome with respect to cerebral palsy. Although low levels of oxygen related to prematurity are known to cause damage to the brain, further damage could also be caused by giving too much supplemental oxygen. This research can thus lead us on the path to prevention of some causes of cerebral palsy.

 

  • Researchers collaborating at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio and Purdue University in Indiana will examine the relationship between swallowing and speech mechanisms at several physiological levels. A better knowledge of typical and atypical development of swallow and speech could lead to improved treatments for these functions in cerebral palsy, which have the potential to be life-changing and life-saving.

 

Peter Zeidner, Founder of Pedal-with-Pete Foundation

To learn more about Pete's story of determination and drive, read his autobiography, "It Sucks to be a Gimp: Pedaling to Freedom", which can be purchased through Lulu.com, Amazon.com, and pedal-with-pete.org/book-sales .  ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT CEREBRAL PALSY RESEARCH.

 

Thank you so much for your support!

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