A Christmas to Cure Cancer
Benefiting the Heather Pick Music Program
A Christmas to Cure Cancer celebrated its 13th annual benefit concert and charity auction this past December. The sold-out holiday-themed event was held at The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, where guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, live and silent auctions, musical performances, celebrity bartenders and a night full of holiday lights. A Christmas to Cure Cancer raised $40,000 to benefit the Heather Pick Music Program of the OSUCCC – James, which brings live musical performances for patients and families to enjoy at the new James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and at the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center. Please visit www.achristmastocurecancer.org to learn more.
Rock and Roll Over Brain Cancer
Benefiting the Lisa B. Landes Brain Cancer Fund
On Aug. 23, the 4th annual Rock and Roll Over Brain Cancer event raised more than $16,000. The event was held at the Bogey Inn, where guests were welcomed with fun, food and live musical entertainment. Rock and Roll Over Brain Cancer proceeds benefit the Lisa B. Landes Brain Cancer Fund supporting research and patient care at The James. The 2015 event will be held at The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
Coaches Against Multiple Myeloma
Benefiting the MMORE for Multiple Myeloma Research Fund
Coaches against Multiple Myeloma held its 5th annual baseball tournament in Columbus, Ohio, in 2014. This two-day tournament brought over 100 baseball teams together to help in the fight against this disease. The event was started in 2010 by Doug and Rhonda Hare, whose son Matt was diagnosed with multiple myeloma at age 26 in 2009. The family wanted to do something to help find a cure, so they partnered with the Central Ohio Youth Baseball League and MMORE. Since 2010, together they’ve raised over $147,000 through this baseball event.
Families for the Cure
Benefiting Families for a Cure Endowment
Brought together by collective experiences of supporting family and friends as they battle cancer, the members of Families for the Cure have a goal of raising $1 million by 2021 to help fund cancer research and patient care programs. Families for the Cure recently established a new $50,000 endowment fund that supports cancer research projects in the areas of brain, prostate and skin cancer at the OSUCCC – James. Families for the Cure has supported other cancer research projects, including an educational symposium in lung cancer. To find an upcoming event or to learn more, please visit www.familiesforacure.org.