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 614-293-2120, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit go.osu.edu/JamesCommunityPartners.
Jill Vanuch Dance for Breast Cancer
The 7th annual Jill Vanuch Dance for Breast Cancer was held on April 30, 2016, in Springfield, Ohio, in honor and memory of Jill Vanuch, who died of breast cancer last July. The dance sold out with over 500 attendees and raised over $24,000 for the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at the OSUCCC – James. Jill organized the first dance in 2009 to give back and help others who are battling breast cancer. She had an amazing idea to hold a female-only dance to honor women, breast cancer patients, survivors, families and friends, and most importantly to celebrate life. Jill always carried a card with balloons that read, “Celebrate life,” which served as this year’s theme.
“This disease affects so many women and families,” her husband, Joe, said. “There’s nobody who doesn’t have somebody affected by breast cancer. We’re going to celebrate Jill’s life.”
Move MMORE 5K
Move MMORE 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk held its 9th annual event on Saturday, June 4, 2016, at Wolfe Park in Bexley, Ohio. Over 850 guests enjoyed the beautiful trails and activities to support research for multiple myeloma, a rare blood cancer. The event included team photos, music and guest speakers. Also, the top three finishers overall and in age groups received prizes. The event raised over $60,000 to benefit multiple myeloma research at the OSUCCC – James. Please visit www.mmore.org to learn more.
Jack Roth 5K Rock & Run/Walk
On June 5, 2016, the Jack Roth 5K Rock & Run/Walk was held at Bexley High School. This annual event was created in 2006 in memory of Jack Roth, who was diagnosed with lung cancer and died after a 9-month battle at the age of 57. The 11th annual event hosted over 500 participants. Over the past decade, the Jack Roth 5K Rock & Run/Walk has become a family tradition for Bexley residents. The family-friendly event includes face painting, bounce houses, balloon making, track dash for the kids, music, and a marketplace featuring local and national food, retail, and health and wellness vendors. Proceeds from the run benefit the Jack Roth Fund at the OSUCCC – James. The fund was created to promote the vital research and treatment necessary to combat lung cancer and to support Camp Netaim, a program in Israel for children with special need. This year the event raised over $55,000; to date, it has raised over $500,000! Please visit www.jackrothfund.com to learn more.