“But here I am. I am totally convinced I am alive today because of research. I became part of that trial thanks to a DNA study funded by Pelotonia… So, thank you, one more time, for what you are about to do tomorrow, for getting on your bike, for volunteering your time, for raising those all-important research dollars. You don’t realize it, but you are saving lives. I know. You saved mine. And for that, I am forever grateful.”

Rhonda Ball

August 3, 2018

Our Impact

Since 2009, Pelotonia has raised over $184 million for innovative cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center–James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.

Our Impact

Pelotonia dollars have funded a statewide initiative aimed at identifying those at high risk for colorectal, ovarian, and uterine cancer so they can seek preventative care.

Our Impact

Pelotonia dollars have supported the groundbreaking clinical trials of Ibrutinib, which is now FDA approved for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia and mantle cell lymphoma.


We have been able to spend several years focusing on why some instances of squamous cell carcinoma (skin cancer) become fatal. We are close to discovering what makes certain tumors in this cancer fatal for thousands of people each year. Our work has led to a point of great discovery, but we can do much more.

Amanda Ewart Toland, PhD




Our Fellowship Program encourages promising students to pursue research with faculty mentors. To date 479 Student Fellowships have been funded.


Idea Grants

Idea Grants provide seed money to teams of faculty researchers who are collecting data in order to apply for larger external grants. To date 134 Idea Grants have been funded.


Senior Scientists

Attracting and retaining the best talent in cancer research. To date 87 Senior Scientists have been funded.


Statewide Initiatives

Crucial studies and trials among a network of more than 50 hospitals across the state of Ohio. To date 3 Statewide Initiatives have been funded.

Year after year, through the dedication of our riders, virtual riders, volunteers, and donors, Pelotonia continues to grow.

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