Dear Up on the Roof Supporters,
Since its inception twenty years ago, Up on the Roof has raised more than $7 million for The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James). Originally held just a short walk from the current cancer hospital, on top of the 9th Avenue garage, Up on the Roof has traveled throughout the university’s campus and evolved into a premier black tie gala in Columbus. Thank you for your past support and involvement; you have made a significant difference for cancer patients and their families.
Since 2008, Up on the Roof proceeds have been directed towards the construction of the new James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. And it is no routine cancer hospitaI! The new James will open to patients this December and OSUCCC – James researchers, physicians, and caregivers will come together in this exceptional new facility to prevent, detect, treat and ultimately cure cancer. Your past investment in Up on the Roof has helped make the opening of this extraordinary space a reality.
We are pleased to announce an exciting series of opening events taking place at the new James this fall! Please save the date for the opening celebrations, November 5-9, 2014. Further details and event information will be coming soon. Due to this special, once in a lifetime opportunity, Up on the Roof will not take place this year.
Once again, thank you for your generous past support - we hope to see you this November as we open our 21st century cancer hospital right here at Ohio State!
Sarah Benson Hatcher
Up on the Roof Event Chairs