Community Partners

The OSUCCC – James is proud to have nearly 300 community partners who raise money to support our mission. Each of these special groups helps us move closer to realizing our vision of creating a cancer-free world. To learn how you can help us create a cancer-free world, visit us online at and click on “ways to give.”

Annual MMORE Gala Benefits Multiple Myeloma Research

The CelebrateMMORE Gala for multiple myeloma research was held on Saturday, Feb. 26 at the Hilton Columbus Easton. The annual gala featured live and silent auctions, speakers, dinner and dancing. Pictured are Craig Hofmeister, MD, Ohio State President Gordon Gee and Don Benson, MD, PhD. The 2011 gala raised $125,000 for multiple myeloma research at the OSUCCC – James. For more information about MMORE, visit

The 13th Annual College of Pharmacy Chili Cook-Off

The American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacy (APhA-ASP) hosted its annual chili cook-off at the Nationwide Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H building last November. The cook-off raised $14,600, which was split evenly between the Tressel Family Fund, research by Steven Clinton, MD, and The James general fund.

Friends of Woody Dillion Golf Tournament

Mike Dillion, Russ Dillion, Tim Dillion and Jeff Gyurcsik remember their father and father in-law through the annual Friends of Woody Golf Tournament in London, Ohio. The event has raised nearly $35,000 for prostate cancer research.

Chrome Divas

The Columbus Chapter of the Chrome Divas, a ladies-only motorcycle group, recently presented the Spielman Fund with a check for $5,278 from their calendar sales. Accepting the check on behalf of the Spielman Fund is Susan Brown, RN, MSN, CNAA, chief nursing officer for The James. 

Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS)

Jason Moore, Aaron Kanagy, ADS President and CEO Joe Chlapaty, and Christa Towe present Chris Spielman with a $19,000 check for the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. The donation was generated from the company’s yearlong charitable giving program, which included a golf outing, cookout, weekly football and basketball raffles and a 5K run. 

The 6th Annual Mary Diaz and William Copeland, Jr. Memorial Tennis Tournament

This annual tennis tournament is held in honor of two tennis enthusiasts who were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The 2010 tournament raised $40,000 for the Mary Diaz Fund for Pancreatic Cancer Research. Pictured here are children from Chicago, Columbus and Pennsylvania who participated in the 2010 event. The 2011 tournament will be held in Columbus July 15-17. The tournament is open to both junior and adult players.

Fueling the Cure

For every delivery stop made by United Landmark, Southwest Landmark and Heritage Cooperative, $1 is donated to the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. Shown here are (front) Joe Henry, propane manager, Trupointe; Thad Dixon, energy manager, United Landmark; Kim Collins, assistant director, OSU Medical Center Development; Larry Hammond, President and CEO, Trupointe. (back) Ray Etgen, energy manager, Heritage Cooperative; John Dunbar, President and CEO, Heritage Cooperative; Eric Parthemore, President and CEO, Heritage Cooperative.

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