Six-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 $82 million in its first six years through rider pledges and donations. Thanks to the event’s Major Funding Partners, every dollar raised by riders, virtual riders and donors since Pelotonia began has been used to advance cancer research as shown in the bar graph below.

Allocations of Funding From Pelotonia 2009-2014

Six Year Pelotonia Financial Summary 1

Fellowship Grants Awarded

Six Year Pelotonia Financial Summary 2

Bringing All Knowledge to Bear in the Fight Against Cancer

Pelotonia research funding has been allocated to investigators in multiple colleges at Ohio State, as well as at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus and at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Ohio State colleges that have received Pelotonia money include:

  • College of Public Health
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Law
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • College of Education and Human Ecology
  • College of Dentistry
  • College of Arts and Sciences

Investing in the Next Generation: Pelotonia Fellowship Program

Since it began in 2010, the Pelotonia Fellowship Program has awarded $11 million in funding for 353 peer-reviewed cancer research projects by Ohio State students working in the labs of faculty mentors. The trainees are in multiple disciplines and at all levels of scholarship: undergraduate, graduate, medical school, postdoctoral and international scholars.

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