Thursday, November 8, 2012

Ride for Jon benefit Nov. 23 and 24 in Pasadena

The Cycle Annex, a South Pasadena indoor cycling fitness studio, is teaming up with local instructors for the Ride For Jon event to help raise money for local community leader Jon Dephouse and the costs associated with his fight against a rare and aggressive form of cancer. This event will raise awareness about Rhabdomyosarcoma - a soft tissue cancer that predominately affects children under the age of ten.
About Jon Dephouse
32 year old Jon Dephouse, an Episcopal priest at St. James’ Episcopal Church in South Pasadena, CA, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer, Pleomorphic Rhabdomyosarcoma, in October 2012. Jon enjoys an active and healthy lifestyle with his wife Sarah, and their sons Caleb (5) and Josiah (1). Jon was an NAIA All American in track and field and has spent the last seven years competing as a triathlete. Although the diagnosis was hard to accept, both Jon and Sarah are extremely grateful that Jon is the one fighting this battle instead of one of their children. 
Though the Dephouse family does have health insurance, cancer is expensive. There is an overwhelming amount of co-pays, transportation, childcare, and treatment expenses. You can learn more about Jon’s battle at
About The Event
The Ride For Jon, to be held on November 23 - 24, 2012, at The Cycle Annex in South Pasadena, CA, consists of 7 separate hour-long indoor cycling fitness classes. Each class will be taught by a high-energy, experienced indoor cycling instructor. Riders of all levels - from beginner to advanced - are encouraged to join us in supporting Jon and his family. The ticket price for each ride is $38.97 per bike, with all proceeds going directly to the Dephouse family. Furthermore, the Dephouses are committed to championing the cause of raising awareness for Rhabdomyosarcoma in children.  
Ride reservation and more details about the Ride For Jon can be found at 

Information about the Help Jon Dephouse Fight Cancer Fund can be found here:
About The Cycle Annex
The Cycle Annex is the premier indoor fitness cycling studio in the San Gabriel Valley, offering a high-energy workout for people of all experience levels in an intimate environment.  Instructors, which have included both Jon Dephouse and his wife, Sarah Lynn, take pride in working with each individual to help them maximize their potential.

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