A New Spin on the Tour de Tush: National, Virtual, and Goal Attainable
Maggie Talierco likes to ride charity rides.
“I have always been an avid cyclist, both outdoors and indoors,” she said.
This year Maggie joined the Olympus Tough Crew 2022, a virtual team participating in the National Tour de Tush, a cycling event organized by the Colon Cancer Coalition, which Olympus Corporation of the Americas sponsors.
Sponsors play an important role in supporting this non-profit organization that works to drive increased screening rates, awareness, and education of colon cancer in communities across the U.S. Maggie works at Olympus’ Center Valley, PA office as Manager, Global Market Intelligence Data Management, Endoscopic Solutions Division, and Therapeutic Solutions Division. She has participated in the Tour de Tush since its inception in 2015.
Maggie and riding partner, Karen Grayson, during a previous Tour de Tush event.
This year the event features scheduled rides on Peloton using #tourdetush. Participants can check the event’s Facebook page for on-demand ride announcements to participate with a group.
If cycling is not your thing, the Colon Cancer Coalition sponsors Get Your Rear in Gear race/walk events, which Maggie has also participated in. “It’s a good way for me to get motivated, to set my goal for the year or for the season, and help raise funds, which will hopefully contribute toward research and raise awareness.”
It is a win-win for Maggie “to make myself feel good and contribute to the community, especially working for a company like Olympus as a big sponsor. You feel proud, like you’re making a difference in the world.”