Community Partners

The OSUCCC – James Community Partners Program consists of corporations, individuals and community groups who raise funds in support of our vision to create a cancer-free world. From corporate initiatives to local events, our more than 400 Community Partners bring in significant dollars to further research, education and patient care at the OSUCCC – James. To learn more, please contact The James Development Office at 614-293-4927, communitypartnerevents@osumc.edu, or visit go.osu.edu/JamesCommunityPartners.

Subaru Continues to “Share the Love” With the Spielman Fund

Subaru of America, Inc. donated $15 million to national and local charities in its 2014 “Share the Love” event, bringing the total donated over the past seven years to $50 million. During the “Share the Love” event held at the end of each year, Subaru donates $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased. Customers who purchase or lease a vehicle during that period select one of several charities to receive the donation. The seventh-annual “Share the Love” event recommended four national charities to support. In addition to those organizations, each Subaru retailer selected a fifth charity from their local community to support. The Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research was the local charity of choice designated by local Subaru auto dealership, Byers, Mazda, Subaru of Dublin. This is the second year that the Spielman Fund has been the local charity. Proceeds from the 2014 campaign donated to the Spielman Fund exceeded $47,000!

ATO Casino Night

The Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity at The Ohio State University hosted its 11th Annual Casino Night on February 27th, 2015 at the Archie Griffin Grand Ballroom in the Ohio Union. Proceeds this year amounted to $45,000 and benefit the Tressel Family Fund for Cancer Prevention Research at the OSUCCC – James. Ted Teknos, MD, who chairs the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, spoke on behalf of The James about how important community events are to the research being performed at Ohio State, and the role that the Tressel Family Fund plays in cancer prevention. Casino Night is a formal-attire event that features a variety of casino-style games, such as blackjack, roulette and craps, among others. Guests play these games with a set amount of fake money and turn in their “winnings” for raffle tickets to try to win prizes. Past prizes have included cruises, spa treatments, golf rounds, gift certificates, and autographed sports memorabilia. Over the past 10 years, Alpha Tau Omega has raised more than $275,000 dollars toward the fight against cancer. The 2016 event date has been set for March 4 at the Ohio Union.

Raise a Racket

On Saturday, February 7, 2015, the annual Raise aRacket event was a grand slam of a success! Wickertree Tennis and Fitness Club was packed with friends, families and tennis enthusiasts to support the Diane Crawford Cervical Cancer Research, Education, and Outreach Fund at the OSUCCC – James. Diane Crawford, of The Crawford Crew, created Raise a Racket in 2011 after her own diagnosis with cervical cancer. This 4th annual event was a fun-filled day that included a tennis tournament where participants could practice drills with tennis pros, a live and silent auction, music, food and drinks. Raise a Racket raised over $20,000 this year and has generated over $63,000 since its inception. For more information, please visit thecrawfordcrew.org.

Breath of Hope Gala

The inaugural Breath of Hope Gala was held on Saturday, March 14, 2015, hosted at the L Brands corporate center. This magnificent event was conceived by Dr. Mark Lomeo and his wife Sandy to bring much needed awareness and funding to lung cancer research. More than $170,000 was raised to support this research at the OSUCCC – James, as directed by David Carbone, MD, PhD. The evening started with a cocktail hour and an informal clinical research education event that led into the evening’s program and live auction hosted by NBC4 news anchor Cabot Rea. Featured speakers included Drs. Lomeo and Carbone; Annie Cacciato, lung cancer survivor and James Advocate; and Doug Ulman, President and CEO of Pelotonia. The evening concluded with dancing and live music from Johnny and the Revelators. Thank you to the John and Georgia DallePezze Family Foundation for supporting the event as the lead sponsor, and to L Brands for its generous dedication to the cause. To learn more about the Breath of Hope Gala, visit bluebeautifulskies.org.

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