8-Year Pelotonia Financial Summary

Pelotonia, the annual grassroots bicycle tour that started in 2009 as a means of raising money for cancer research at the OSUCCC – James, generated more than $130 million in its first eight years through rider pledges and donations. Thanks to the event’s major funding partners, every dollar raised by riders, virtual riders and donors from 2009-16 has been directed toward advancing cancer research, as shown in the bar graph below.

Pelotonia dollars support six major areas:

  • Intramural Research Program – funds Idea Grants, clinical trials and other initiatives proposed by teams of faculty researchers who need to gather early data for promising projects that may lead to larger external grants later;
  • Fellowship Program – enables Ohio State students in any discipline or level of scholarship to conduct cancer research with faculty mentors;
  • New Recruit Research Support – helps newly recruited junior and senior investigators continue their research upon arrival at Ohio State;
  • Instruments of Discovery – purchases state-ofthe-art equipment needed for cutting-edge cancer research;
  • Statewide Initiatives – takes aim at specific cancer types by working with community hospitals throughout Ohio to promote prevention, early detection and better outcomes;
  • Strategic Research Investments – supports such initiatives as a Drug Development Institute, Digital Pathology and a Total Care Care® protocol at the OSUCCC – James.
8 Year Pelotonia 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

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