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2022
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President Johnson joins Pelotonia 2022 for in-person ride

More than $13.4 million raised for cancer research

Pelotonia 2022 returned this weekend with a full in-person ride and opening ceremony.

Ohio State University President Kristina M. Johnson joined the university’s superpeloton, Team Buckeye, as honorary captain for the second year. The team includes Ohio State students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as their families and friends.

Johnson joined more than 6,500 riders who tackled routes ranging from 20 to 200 miles to support innovative cancer research. Ohio State’s president is also a cancer survivor and spoke at Pelotonia’s Opening Ceremony about the importance of contributing to support future generations.

In the past 14 years, the Pelotonia community has raised and invested nearly $250 million for innovative cancer research. This year alone, more than 11,100 participants raised over $13.4 million.

As in previous years, 100% of every dollar raised by participants goes to The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, including The Pelotonia Institute for Immuno-Oncology.

Johnson also delivered remarks in honor of Mason Fisher, a second-year College of Medicine student who passed away while participating in the ride this weekend.

“We are heartbroken by the loss of Mason, who was selflessly riding in Pelotonia to help cancer patients, a cause he was personally connected to,” she said. “The death of a student impacts the entire Buckeye Family and I know that all of us send our deepest expressions of sympathy to his parents, family and friends.”

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