COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--It's one of the largest gifts ever to the Ohio State University.
Pelotonia has made a contribution of over $102-million to The University's Comprehensive Cancer Center, which will establish the Pelotonia institute for Immuno-Oncology.
The foundation will focus on harnessing the body's immune system to fight cancer at all levels.
Pelotonia President and CEO Doug Ulman says the donation is a tribute to the thousands of people who have ridden or contributed to the Pelotonia ride, especially since the first ride in 2009.
In the event's history, over $190-million has been raised for cancer research initiatives at the OSUCCC.
Dr. Zhali Li has been named the leader of the new research institute for the university.
The university plans to add 32 staff members over the next five years to work with the PIIO.