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College Pelotonia participants raise thousands for cancer research

Faculty, staff and students rode, raised money and volunteered with the inaugural 2009 Pelotonia bike tour. Pelotonia is an annual grass roots bike tour with the goal of raising money for innovative and life saving cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Riders could choose from one day routes of 25 miles, 50 miles or 100 miles; or the two-day trek of 180 miles.

The team from the Department of Veterinary Biosciences raised more than $9,000 and included Drs. Lairmore, Green, Boris-Lawrie, Oglesbee and DeWille, Graduate Student Association President Jill Werbeck, and Dr. Lairmore's son, Jared Lairmore.

Dr. Michelle Harcha from the administrative office rode the 25 mile route and raised more than her $1,000 goal.

Dr. William Kisseberth, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, rode the 50 mile route with his wife's Melanoma team and also raised $1,000.

Class of 2012 student Holly Brown rode 100 miles and is still raising money towards her $1,000 goal.

Dr. Krista LePerle represented the college as one of more than 500 volunteers. Pelotonia directs 100 percent of every dollar raised towards research.

Karen Longbrake, Senior Development Director for the college rode 50 miles and has raised $3,050 of a $4,000 pledge.

All the riders from the college express their gratitude to those who contributed towards their fund raising goals.

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Opening ceremony Pelotonia 2009
Opening ceremony of Pelotonia 2009

Drs. Patrick Green, Michael Lairmore and Michael Oglesbee before the Pelotonia banner

Drs. Patrick Green, Kathleen Boris-Lawrie and Michael Lairmore, members of the Veterianry Biosciences Pelotonia team

Dr. Kathleen Boris-Lawrie and Senior Development Director Karen Longbrake

Dr. James DeWille and Jillian Werbeck

Dr. Michael Oglesbee and Holly Brown

Dr. James DeWille and Holly Brown


About the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State

Founded in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked fifth in the nation and includes more than 1,000 faculty, staff and students in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Veterinary Preventive Medicine. The Veterinary Medical Center is one of the largest specialty referral centers in the world, with more than 35,000 farm, equine, and companion animal patients each year. A nationally-recognized ambulatory practice and teaching unit in Marysville, Ohio provides farm animal experience to every veterinary student, and the Food Animal Health Research Program in Wooster, OH focuses on detection, control, and prevention of disease. Located on the only campus in the country with a comprehensive medical center offering seven health sciences colleges, we admit up to 162 veterinary students per class, and offer a new comprehensive graduate program in Veterinary and Comparative Medicine as well as a unique Master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health, in partnership with the College of Public Health.   


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Friday, May 4, 2012 - 3:33pm