Up on the Roof is an annual black tie gala fundraising event in support of the OSUCCC – James’ world-class leadership in fighting cancer.
Up on the Roof is named for its original event location, the rooftop of the 9th avenue parking garage on the medical center campus. With views overlooking the original James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, Up on the Roof literally started up on a roof! Over the years, Up on the Roof has migrated to a variety of event locations across Ohio State's campus including the French Field House, the fields on Ackerman Road, the Ohio Union, and on its 20th anniversary, returned to the roof on the beautiful grounds of Chemical Abstracts Service. Each year more than 800 guests gather together to celebrate the fantastic accomplishments of the OSUCCC – James and raise significant funds to further research efforts. Since its inception Up on the Roof has raised more than $7.4 million for Ohio State's Cancer program.