Raise a Racket
Raise a Racket 2014 was a BIG HIT on January 25. With 240 people in attendance, over $20,000 was raised for Cervical Cancer Research. The night was kicked off with a speech from Dr. Cohn, Director of Gynecologic Cancer Research and the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program at the OSUCCC – James. The rest of the evening was filled with tennis, food, drinks, music and fun! Please visit thecrawfordcrew.org to learn more about event founder Diane Crawford’s vision and mission to beat cervical cancer.
Over 600 guests and supporters showed up on a chilly February evening to CelebrateMMORE’s 2014 Gala and raised $210,000 for the MMORE Multiple Myeloma Research Fund! Thanks to the generosity of the CelebrateMMORE Gala sponsors, 100% of all donations from guests –including ticket purchases, winning auction bids and Fund-A-Need pledges – will go directly to support Multiple Myeloma Research at the OSUCCC – James. The night included a fabulous dinner, a speaking program featuring Dr. Michael A.Caligiuri, CEO and Director of the OSUCCC – James, silent and live auctions and music to dance the night away! MMORE has raised over $1,000,000 for the OSUCCC – James with their signature fundraising event as well as community events. Save the date for next year’s CelebreteMMORE Gala on Saturday, February 7, 2015! For more information, please visit mmore.org.
Alpha Tau Omega Casino Night
Alpha Tau Omega’s 10th annual Casino Night on February 8 was a formal affair, featuring a variety of casino style games, such as blackjack, roulette and craps. Guests played games with a set amount of fake money and turned in their “winnings” for raffle tickets to try and win prizes. Guests also enjoyed food, drinks, silent auction and heard a speech from former head football coach, Jim Tressel and Dr. Electra Paskett from the OSUCCC – James. The evening was a huge success bringing in over $40,000 for the Tressel Family Fund for Cancer Prevention Research at the OSUCCC – James which brings the event’s total funds raised to over $230,000 over the past ten years. Visit alphatauomegaosu.com to learn more.
Mad River Pretty In Pink
Benefiting the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research
February 9, 2014
February 9 brought a day filled with snow, rail jams, ski races, raffles and prizes at Mad River Mountain’s Pretty in Pink was another big success! Over $3,600 was raised to support the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. Included in the day with raffle prizes and race registrations, a dollar was also donated for each lift ticket that was purchased. Mad River has been hosting Pretty In Pink for several years and encourages all types of skiers and spectators to come out to support breast cancer research and enjoy a day on the slopes! Go here to learn more.
Spagio Dishes Up the Stars
March 3, 2014
An evening featuring award-winning cuisine created by five-star chefs from around the world, outstanding wines from premiere vineyards and a raffle of exciting items was a huge success at the March 3 Spagio Dishes Up the Stars event! Guests gathered and tasted this fine cuisine to raise over $67,000 for the OSUCCC – James. Spagio and Spagio Wine Lounge were the hosts of this one of a kind event. A special thank you goes to local famed chef, Hubert Seifert, his wife Helga, and daughter Nicole Dinsmoor, as well as James supporter Bob Marotta for their commitment to bringing this event to The James.
Blues for A Cure
Please visit www.bluesforacure.com to learn more.
Sean Carney’s Blues For A Cure “Spring Show” on April 4 was the 4th annual event featuring local and national musicians and legendary Bluesman, Jimmy Thackery and The Drivers. The event was held at Woodlands Backyard in Grandview and proceeds benefited the Heather Pick Music Program at the OSUCCC – James.
Bowling for the Boyz
The 4th annual Bowling for the Boyz event on April 12 raised more than $8,000 in support of Jay Holdgreve’s Testicular Cancer Research Fund. Jay is a testicular cancer survivor and has made it his mission to raise awareness and money to support testicular cancer research at The James. Jay started his own organization called TCARE (Testicular Cancer Awareness Research and Education) and recently hit a huge milestone of raising $50,000! Jay’s fund, The Jay Holdgreve Endowment Fund for Testicular Cancer Research, is now an endowed fund at the OSUCCC – James.
Riley Creek Pharmacy Purse Bingo
“BINGO!” was shouted many times the night of April 24 as 200 players gathered to raise money in support of the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. Through the donations of local businesses, designer purses were purchased and used as prizes for the Riley Creek Pharmacy’s first annual Purse Bingo night! There were 20 rounds of Bingo played and a purse prize was awarded at the end of each round. More than $7,000 was raised that evening. Riley Creek chose to support the Spielman Fund because they have had several people from their community affected by breast cancer. One of their customers was nominated for a Stefanie’s Champions award one year ago, so it is a fund that is close to their hearts. Please visit the Riley Creek Pharmacy page on Facebook for additional information.
Soar with the Eagles Family Fitness Day
The tri-family fitness event was a bright and successful day on May 31 as over 150 participants geared up for the 5K and 1 mile run. The day involved the Don Sommers 5K, in honor of the Kingsway Christian School Director of Development who is battling a rare form of squamous cell cancer. A Youth With A Mission (YWAM) 1 mile run, supporting Ryan Ferrell, a 2008 graduate of Kingsway who is currently serving on the mission field in Denver, CO with YWAM; and the Eagles Dash for children to participate in the fun. Proceeds benefit the Melanoma Cancer Research Fund at the OSUCCC – James and YWAM.
Angel Open Golf Outing
The shotgun was heard by all at Oakhaven Golf Course on June 6 as teams took the course and showed their support of the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. The outing involved a golf scramble, lunch, a speaking program with Dr. Julia White from the OSUCCC – James, raffle items and silent auction. The Angel Open, now in its 14th year, has raised more than $360,000 in the fight against cancer. Visit angelopen.com to learn more.
FORE cancer Research Pro-Am Golf Outing
The 7th Annual FORE cancer Research Pro-Am golf outing has raised over $100,000 to support cancer research initiatives by Dr. Michael Caligiuri, M.D. Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center CEO, James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Institute. Each year the group funds a specific cancer project and in seven years has funded projects on skin cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, breast cancer and this year sarcoma. “The money goes right into the hands of the researchers-from the donors to the lab,” Mark Thomas, tournament chairman said. Jim Zink, Director of FORE cancer research said that because everyone has been touched by cancer in some way, the support of friends, families and sponsors through the years has been inspiring.
Kick for a Cure
The Washington Courthouse High School girls and boys soccer teams took the field for a night of awareness and raising money for a cause. The athletes feel it is important to give back to their community in some way during their season and this year they decided to “Kick for a Cure” and raise money for the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. Breast Cancer has affected many families of their players and many members of their community so the athletes took it upon themselves to do what they can to help the cause. $1,482.92 was raised through silent auctions, 50/50 raffles, a balloon launch, and breast cancer awareness and bandana sales. Pictured below are the boys and girls team captains with check they donated to the Stefanie Spielman Fund.
Tiffin Fire Department
The Tiffin, Ohio community rallied together to spread awareness in the fight against breast cancer. The Pink Heal Fire Trucks were on display, and a Charity Dinner hosting 130 guests was held in the evening, put on by the Tiffin Fire Department to support Seneca County F.A.C.T. as well as the Spielman Fund.
Swing Fore! Cancer Golf Outing
July 26, 2014
Over 100 golfers gathered at Fowlers Mill Golf Course on July 26 to participate in the 2nd annual Swing Fore! Cancer Golf Outing in Chesterland, OH. This event supports the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. Despite a little rain golfers still enjoyed a wonderful day on the course along with a silent auction, evening reception and raffle items. This year, the outing raised $4,000 to support research efforts. For more information visit twitter.com/SwingForeCancer, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to all the sponsors, participants and volunteers of the 10th annual Spielman Scramble, who joined together at the Scioto Country Club for another successful golf outing to support the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. This annual event is hosted by 97.1 The Fan Sports Radio and sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane Laboratories. This double shotgun style outing is always a sellout event as the day is filled with excellent golf, food, prizes, silent auction, Fan Girls and speaking program with Chris Spielman. Joining Chris this year was Bobbie Carpenter, Anthony Rothman and other radio talents at The Fan who broadcasted live commentary from the golf course clubhouse. The Spielman Scramble has donated over $167,000 to the Stefanie Spielman Fund. For more information on this event, see 971thefan.com.
Stef’s Celebrate Life Tailgate
The fourth annual Stef's Celebrate Life Tailgate was held Saturday, Sept. 13, at the home of Matt and Claire Hamilton in Upper Arlington, Ohio. The tailgate style event is held in tribute to Stefanie, who in addition to inspiring others by the way she fought recurring breast cancer, continues to inspire us to celebrate life. Guests enjoyed music by Arnett Howard and the Creole Funk Band, song and cheers led by Brutus Buckeye, food and beverages donated by area businesses, college football action on a big-screen television and a program emceed this year by WBNS 10TV news anchor, Kristyn Hartman. Joining Kristyn were Maddie Spielman, daughter of Stefanie and Chris Spielman; Dr. William Farrar, Director of the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center; and breast cancer survivor, Ruth Schooley. This event raises dollars through ticket sales and auction to allow the Spielman Breast Center to purchase a state-of-the-art prone breast radiation therapy board that helps eliminate radiation damage to the lungs and hearts of breast cancer patients. To learn more about this event, visit www.stefscelebratelifetailgate.org.
For more information, please call the development office at 614-293-9341 or email us at CommunityPartnerEvents@osumc.edu.