Pelotonia has donated more than $100 million toward cancer research at Ohio State University. The non-profit declares that $102.2 million donations will establish the Pelotonia Institute of Immuno-Oncology at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Care Center.
Structured in a five-year pledge, the donation represents the largest in the cancer center’s history. The Pelotonia Institute of Immuno-Oncology (PIIO) will be located on the 5th floor of the BioMedical Research Tower reports 10TV WBNS CBS. The university plans on adding 32 additional staff as well.
Dr. Michael Drake, Ohio State President reported “The OSUCCC—James is a pillar of strength at Ohio State and in our community.” He went on “Through the cancer center, we conduct multi-disciplinary research spanning medicine, engineering, food science, public health and other disciplines in the health sciences. This transformative Pelotonia gift will allow for an entirely new level of collaboration, research and discovery at our university—a new level only possible at a comprehensive institution like Ohio State.”
Who is Pelotonia?
It all began with a 2007 bike ride in Columbus, Ohio to raise funds for cancer research at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center—the James. A 501(C)3 not for profit organization, Pelotonia raises money for cancer research at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center—James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.
To date, they have raised approximately $195 million for cancer research.