Shalom Life | September 19, 2014

Israeli to Bike Across the United States for Cancer Research

Tom Peled's passion fueled by father's death from cancer

By: News Staff

Published: May 30th, 2012 in Health » World

Israeli to Bike Across the United States for Cancer Research

Lance Armstrong has nothing on Tom Peled.

Before long, Peled, a 24-year-old Israeli, will be a household name in the battle against cancer, after his August 1st Bike For The Fight ride across the United States that will raise money to support cancer research in Israel.

After arriving on the “left coast”, specifically in Los Angeles, Peled will peddle his way across America, all the way to New York, making stops in Memphis, Tennessee, Houston, Texas, Las Vegas, Nevada, Chicago, Baltimore, Washington, and Philadelphia along the way.

All proceeds will be donated to the Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) which, since 1975, has donated more than $40 million to support innovative studies by Israeli scientists, with many lifesaving achievements being made in all fields of cancer research.

So, what motivates someone to take a break from their comfortable life to take on a mission as grueling and exhausting as biking across the United States promises to be?

For Peled, it was a no-brainer after seeing his father die of cancer in 2011. As a catharsis during that difficult time, the young Israeli took part in a 3,000 mile European bike ride last year.

During his Bike For The Fight marathon, Peled will be making appearances – on two wheels, of course - through Jewish communities and summer camps, as well as big league sporting events where he will try to encourage others to open their hearts – and wallets – to his cause.

Peled, who has already met with, and received the support of Israeli President Shimon Peres, will begin fundraising efforts in Israel on June 1 with a local student bike trip through the streets of Tel Aviv organized by The Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, where Peled is a first-year student.

Talking Fitness with Lawyers Jeremy Diamond & Jeff Levy Talking Fitness with Lawyers Jeremy Diamond & Jeff Levy TrendingHow a Jewish Leader with 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life How a Jewish Leader with 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life TrendingStudy: All Ashkenazi Jews are Distant, Distant Cousins Study: All Ashkenazi Jews are Distant, Distant Cousins Trending
 

Need A Better Way To Express Yourself? Try Jewish Emojis

September 18, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Need A Better Way To Express Yourself? Try Jewish Emojis

Latet, a food organization that offers meals for needy families in Israel, has created Emojew, which is now available for your texting needs

Read More

Breakthrough Jew – Nat Wolff

September 18, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Breakthrough Jew – Nat Wolff

From 'The Naked Brothers Band' to 'The Fault In Our Stars', Nat Wolff has been working in Hollywood for over a decade and he's not even 20 yet.

Read More

Imam On Hamas TV: Jews Eat Matzos Made With the Blood of Muslims and Christians

September 18, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Imam On Hamas TV: Jews Eat Matzos Made With the Blood of Muslims and Christians

"One could go on forever about the deceptiveness of the Jews," says Sheik Abd Al-Mun'im Abu Zant. "They are liars. They allow cannibalism, and the eating of human flesh"

Read More

Jewish Man High-Fives New Yorkers Hailing Cabs in Hilarious Video

September 18, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Jewish Man High-Fives New Yorkers Hailing Cabs in Hilarious Video

"High Five New York" is the best video you'll watch all day, courtesy of bearded New York-based actor/director Meir Kalmanson

Read More

U.S. Senate Candidate's Campaign Slogan: "With Jews We Lose"

September 18, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
U.S. Senate Candidate's Campaign Slogan: "With Jews We Lose"

Kentucky-based Robert Ransdell has been plastering these offensive signs all over the suburb of Florence

Read More

Digital Torah: The Great Unifier

September 18, 2014 | By Rabbi Naphtali Lavenda
Digital Torah: The Great Unifier

The fusion of technology and traditional Jewish teaching methodologies allows us to send a pure, unified message that brings Jews around the world closer together, perhaps in what we can loosely call 'Hakhel 2.0.'

Read More

Talking Fitness with Lawyers Jeremy Diamond & Jeff Levy

September 18, 2014 | By Jordan Mazza
Talking Fitness with Lawyers Jeremy Diamond & Jeff Levy

We chat with two top Toronto lawyers about how they stave off an "extra winter coat" and strive for that endorphin rush as Canadian weather slides into single digits

Read More

Scottish Jews Prefer to Be Part of the U.K.

September 18, 2014 | By Tali Farkash
Scottish Jews Prefer to Be Part of the U.K.

While Jewish community leaders decide to remain neutral on historic referendum taking place Thursday, many believe independence will lead to a more anti-Semitic and anti-Israel Scotland

Read More

More Headlines