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Professor David Ribar Bikes 100 Miles for Cancer Research

Ribar stands at the finish line with his brother, Don, who biked the full 100 miles with him.

On the weekend of Aug. 12, art history Professor David Ribartrekked over 100 miles on his road bike in the 2012 Pelotonia.

Participants raised money for The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute by pledging to bike a certain distance and raise a corresponding dollar amount. Over 6,200 people registered to participate in the 2012 Pelotonia.

Ribar biked with nine family members for “Team Jean,” named in honor of his mother who lost her battle with Leukemia in December  2011. Together, he and his family rose over $41,000 for the cause. This was Ribar’s first year participating in the Pelotonia, and he said he looks forward to participating in the future.

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