On April 9, we celebrated the 15th Anniversary Stefanie's Champions awards luncheon in the beautiful Archie Griffin Grand Ballroom at The Ohio Union. Event Chair Chris Spielman, along with Honorary Chair Tracy Townsend, honored five outstanding Champions in the lives of cancer survivors and presented this year's Champion of Hope award to Judy Tuckerman.
This year’s honored Champions are:
- Tony Cochran, Columbus, OH, nominated by wife, Vickie Smith
- Lyn Distel, Huntington Beach, CA, nominated by sister, Lori Alexander
- Corporate Champion, The Kroger Co., represented by Bruce Mcaulay and Cheryl McCormick
- Jill Meyer, Wausau, Wisconsin, nominated by friend, Susan Zanner
- Community Partner Champion, St. Marys Tailgate for Cancer, represented by Dean Axe and Traci Lauth
Meet our 2014 Stefanie’s Champions!
2014 Champions and Nominators with Event Chair, Chris Spielman. Front row: Traci Lauth, Jill Meyer, Tony Cochran, Lyn Distel, Cheryl McCormick. Back row: Dean Axe, Susan Zanner, Vickie Smith, Chris Spielman, Lori Alexander, Bruce Macaulay
lived on at the event as we honored these extraordinary heroes whose dedication and strength are powerful influences in the lives of cancer survivors.
Net proceeds from the luncheon benefit the Stefanie Spielman Patient Assistance Fund and the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James). Since 1999, more than $15 million has been raised for the funds through community events and donations.
We are so grateful for the support of our 2014 sponsors:
The Kroger Co.
Mills/James Creative Media
The Dispatch Printing Co.
97.1 The Fan
Abigail and Leslie Wexner
Pink Ribbon Sponsors:
Atlas Industrial Contractors, LLC
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute
The OSU Department of Radiation Oncology