Team Buckeye Rider Finds New Meaning for Pelotonia Ride

July 29, 2014 3:00 pm
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Team Buckeye Rider Finds New Meaning For Pelotonia Ride

This year, Anna Maria Bittoni will ride in Pelotonia for the second time, completing the 100-mile journey from Columbus to Gambier to support cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James). As a member of Team Buckeye, Ohio State’s superpeloton (riding group), Bittoni was given an opportunity to participate in the “I Ride For You” program,...
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Pelotonia-Supported Clinical Trial Returns Patient to Active Lifestyle

July 22, 2014 8:06 am
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Pelotonia-Supported Clinical Trial Returns Patient to Active Lifestyle

Wally Yocum, a technical manager at the Marietta branch of Koroseal Interior Products, LLC, has a biology degree from Fairleigh-Dickinson University in New Jersey that he pursued partly because he thought, “Maybe I could help find a cure for something.” Years later, he did just that by participating in clinical trials for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer...
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Pelotonia-Funded Research Sends 83-Year-Old Man Into Remission

July 15, 2014 7:55 am
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Pelotonia-Funded Research Sends 83-Year-Old Man Into Remission

Burden “Brent” Brunthall, 83, of Seattle, Wash., learned he had stage 4 cancer of the carotid gland in 2010. After surgery to remove his salivary gland, followed by an aggressive radiation therapy regimen, doctors believed his cancer was in remission. Unfortunately, it showed up in his lymph nodes nine months later. Brunthall knew from his original workup that his tumor was human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER-2) positive. With...
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Emily Marsh-Fleming: From Pool to Pelotonia

July 3, 2014 9:12 am
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Emily Marsh-Fleming - From Pool to Pelotonia

Emily Marsh-Fleming, 38, a national champion synchronized swimmer while an Ohio State undergrad from 1994-97, was well into her cancer journey when she decided to participate in Pelotonia 11. Until then, her only biking experience involved riding to the pool, classes and home as an Ohio State student. “The first time I set out on my bike, which my dad had disassembled and mailed to me in my freshman...
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