Michael V. Drake, MD

Michael V. Drake

BuckeyeThon's Day of Miracles


Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

Last year, Ohio State students raised more than $1.3 million through BuckeyeThon to fight pediatric cancer at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Students, faculty and staff members were very important to this effort, raising over $109,000 in just one day of giving. Today, Monday, November 21, we will celebrate the 2016 BuckeyeThon Day of Miracles with a goal of again raising $100,000 by the end of the day.

Anyone can support BuckeyeThon and there are many ways to do so:

  • Registered Team Members of BuckeyeThon: Reach out to your family and friends and ask them to donate. To learn more about fundraising, view our fundraising resources.
  • Students who have not registered: Join a team at or donate to a registered friend.
  • Faculty and staff: Make your gift to BuckeyeThon through Campus Campaign.

Childhood cancer should not prevent any child from pursuing a dream or an education. Thank you for joining us in the belief that "Every Kid Deserves to be a Buckeye."

For The Kids,

Michael V. Drake, MD


Javaune Adams-Gaston, PhD

Senior Vice President for Student Life