Three-Year Pelotonia Financial Summary

Pelotonia, the annual grassroots bicycle tour established in 2009 to raise money for cancer research at the OSUCCC – James, generated more than $25 million in its first three years through rider pledges and donations. Each of Pelotonia’s first three years saw an increase in riders, volunteers and dollars raised: 2009 – 2,250 riders, 1,200 volunteers, $4.5 million; 2010 – 4,047 riders, 1,600 volunteers, $7.8 million; 2011 – 4,986 riders, 1,700 volunteers, $13.1 million. Thanks to the event’s generous underwriters, every dollar raised by riders and donors has been spent on or committed to research-related expenditures, as shown in the chart below.

Allocations of Funding From Pelotonia 09, 10, 11

Three Year Pelotonia Financial Summary 1

Fellowship Grants Awarded

Three Year Pelotonia Financial Summary 2

Investing in the Next Generation: Pelotonia Fellowship Program

To date, $5 million in Pelotonia funding has supported the Pelotonia Fellowship Program, which provides research money for Ohio State students at all levels of scholarship – undergraduate, graduate, medical school and postdoctoral fellows – who want to conduct cancer research in the labs of faculty mentors.

Ohio State Colleges With Pelotonia Fellows

Three Year Pelotonia Financial Summary 3

Spanning the University

Pelotonia fellowship recipients may be from any discipline of study. To date, eight colleges and 38 departments at Ohio State are represented in the Fellowship Program. The above chart offers a breakdown of colleges receiving fellowship grants.

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