By the Numbers
August 9-11, 2013
The four-year fundraising total for Pelotonia is more than $42 million.
From October 2011 to October 2012, the Pelotonia Fellowship Program awarded 45 fellowships to Ohio State students at all levels of scholarship and from multiple disciplines who have chosen to conduct cancer research in the labs of faculty mentors.
40 Idea Grants have been awarded in the past four years since the inception of Pelotonia.
Pelotonia funds have helped bring new laboratories on line in the Biomedical Research Tower and have supported the purchase of scientific instrumentation that is available to the more than 300 OSUCCC – James investigators.
100% of every dollar raised by Pelotonia and its riders will directly support essential and innovative cancer research at the OSUCCC – James.
Riders and donors in Pelotonia 12 raised a record $16.9 million, a 28% increase over the Pelotonia 11 total.
Pelotonia 12 drew a record 6,212 riders from 43 states and 3 countries, as well as 3,141 virtual riders and more than 2,000 volunteers. Measured by riders, Pelotonia last year became the largest single-event biking fundraiser in the nation.
Among the participants were a record 1,635 members of Team Buckeye, the official superpeloton of The Ohio State University – a team that included 1,198 riders, 336 virtual riders and 101 volunteers. Team Buckeye comprised 84 pelotons, whose members collectively raised more than $2.1 million of the Pelotonia 12 total.
Over the past four years, Pelotonia funding has created 223 student fellowship awards.