It takes a community and a lot of support to build and fund one of the world&rsquo;s best cancer hospitals and research facilities, said Michael A. Caligiuri, MD, Director of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center &ndash; James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC &ndash; James) at his annual State of the Cancer Program Address late last year. The James Foundation Board has helped raise $420 million in the past seven years, as part of the university-wide &ldquo;But For Ohio State&rdquo; campaign, which raised more than $3 billion total. &ldquo;We have such wonderful partnerships throughout the community,&rdquo; Dr. Caligiuri said. An example of this came a few hours after his State of the Cancer Program talk, as Dr. Caligiuri and hundreds others gathered in celebration as Pelotonia announced its 2016 bike ride had raised $24.1 million for the OSUCCC &ndash; James. This brings the eight-year total to $130.2 million. Pelotonia is a grassroots bicycle tour that raises millions for cancer research at the OSUCCC &ndash; James each year. &ldquo;Raising this amount of money in this amount of time is unprecedented in the country and probably the world,&rdquo; Dr. Caligiuri said.&rdquo; We have phenomenal leadership from (Pelotonia President and CEO) Doug Ulman and his team. Talk about passion, they live it every day.&rdquo; Some of the many other community partners and events that fund research and other programs at the OSUCCC - James include: The Stefanie Spielman Fund For Breast Cancer Research, which has raised $20 million in 18 years Celebration For Life, which has raised $16.5 million in 15 years The Herbert J. Block Memorial Tournament, which has raised $5.8 million since 1982 The Buckeye Cruise for Cancer, which has raised $7 million in nine years &ldquo;It&rsquo;s amazing what our community does,&rdquo; Dr. Caligiuri said. &ldquo;How do you say thank you for all they do?&rdquo; &nbsp; This part three of a four-part series on Dr. Michael Caligiuri&rsquo;s annual State of the Cancer Program Address. Check back next week for a look at how the OSUCCC &ndash; James is changing the landscape in cancer care and research. Read the rest of the series at the links below: Part one: State of Research at the OSUCCC &ndash; James Part two: Compassionate Care at the OSUCCC &ndash; James Part four: Changing the Landscape View the 2016&nbsp;State of the Cancer&nbsp;Program in its entirety here. Additional video of Dr. Caligiuri discussing the state of cancer today.