The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is raising thousands of dollars for cancer research as part of Pelotonia 2014. The annual fundraiser for cancer research was founded in 2008 and is described as a three-day experience that includes a weekend of cycling, entertainment and volunteerism.
The college group, led by Michelle Harcha, DVM, has raised $12,565 so far through cycling a total of 375 miles between five riders and volunteering. The college’s student group, led by Katie Huter, rode a total of 2,505 miles between 26 riders and has raised $32,230 so far.
Fundraising continues until October.
Many veterinarians on the college’s campus are striving to understand how cancer works by conducting research and clinical trials, the university noted. The college is partnered with the Wexner Medical Center, and a number of the college’s professionals hold joint appointments in the Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Solove Research Institute and Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
More than 7,270 people participated in Pelotonia this year.
For details, visit the Pelotonia website.