We ride for our Leukemia and MDS patients- those that were, are, and are to come. We ride for our friends, family, and coworkers that have faced, fought, and are caring for those with cancer. We ride for better treatments, better education, and better outcomes. We are 15 E James, the Acute Leukemia team- Acute Leuk Troop!
Approximately every 3 minutes one person in the US is diagnosed with a blood cancer and every 9 minutes someone loses their battle. 10% of all cancers in the U.S. are blood cancers. There are an estimated 399,967 people living with or in remission from leukemia in the US. In the last 50 years, the 5 year relative survival rate for leukemia has more than quadrupled from 14% to 64.5%. This is largely due to the immense research that has been done on blood cancers over the years.
Did you know that 40% of all cancer drugs approved by the FDA since 2000 were FIRST approved to treat blood cancers? Blood cancer research is leading us to advances in bone, prostate, brain, breast, and ovarian cancers.
In July 2019, Pelotonia announced the creation of the Pelotonia Institute for Immuno-Oncology at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. The institute launched with an initial $102,265,000 pledge from the Pelotonia community. This money will be raised over the next 5 years and represents the 2,265 riders who participated in the first Pelotonia in 2009.
We have joined the Greatest Team Ever- a community of legendary Riders, Virtual Riders, Volunteers, Researchers, Donors, and passionate fundraisers who have committed to join forces to make amazing things happen. In just eleven years the Pelotonia community raised over $208 million for cancer research. But we aren’t stopping there. Every single dollar we raise is invested in innovative cancer research, the brightest minds and ideas, and the tools and technology needed to reach our one goal.
Help defeat the darkness of cancer. Please make a donation today to continue to help those affected by this terrible disease called cancer. 100% of EVERY. SINGLE. DOLLAR. Raised is directed to life-saving cancer research at The James. Anyone can be a legend. Join us today!