Riding for a cure

Posted: August 15, 2021

Assistant Professor, Aleksander Skardal and BME grad student Tom DePalma, participated in the 50 mile Pelotonia ride from Columbus to New Albany. The ride took place August 6 - August 8.  Grassroots bike tour Pelotonia has raised more than $217 million since it launched in 2008. Every dollar supports cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. 

Skardal and DePalma - Pelotonia ride
Tom DePalma (left), Prof. Aleks Skardal (right)

Skardal is an recent recipient of the Pelotonia Idea Award and DePalma was recently awarded a Pelotonia Grad Fellowship. “As a Graduate Pelotonia Fellow, my research investigating how changes in blood vessels of the brain affect the growth and treatment of brain tumors (glioblastoma) is funded in part by the Pelotonia community. I am so excited to be a part of the vibrant community of innovative researchers and physicians at the OSUCCC and The James and hope that our research can bring the field closer to improved treatments and provide a sense of hope to those currently fighting this terrible disease,“ said DePalma.

To support cancer research, donate to Pelotonia.