7-Year Pelotonia Financial Summary

Pelotonia, the annual grassroots bicycle tour that started in 2009 to raise money for cancer research at the OSUCCC – James, generated more than $106 million in its first seven years through rider pledges and donations. Thanks to the event’s major funding partners, every dollar raised by riders, virtual riders and donors from 2009-15 has been used to advance cancer research, as shown in the bar graph below.

Allocations of Funding for Pelotonia 09-15

7 Year Financial Summary 1

Bringing 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:

  • College of Medicine
  • College of Public Health
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Dentistry
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • College of Law
  • College of Education and Human Ecology
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Fellowship Grants Awarded

7 Year Financial Summary 2

Investing in the Next Generation: Pelotonia Fellowship Program

Since it began in 2010, the Pelotonia Fellowship Program has awarded $11 million in funding for 399 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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