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 614-293-2120, communitypartnerevents@osumc.edu, or visit go.osu.edu/JamesCommunityPartners.

Fry Out Cancer

Benefiting the Pediatric Cancer Research Fund and the Ovarian Cancer Research and Education Fund in Gynecology

On Thanksgiving Day 2016, more than 30 turkeys were prepped and fried for the third annual Fry Out Cancer. Matt Freedman, the event creator and organizer, wanted to do something in the New Albany community to support cancer research. He has had family members and friends affected by ovarian and pediatric cancers, so he has a passion to help others affected by these diseases.

Matt came up with the idea to Fry Out Cancer a few years ago. For a minimum donation of $125, supporters can order a fully prepared deep-fried turkey and select a time to pick it up. Some donations come from people who don’t need the turkey but want to contribute. These supporters often choose to donate their turkey to an organization that can put it to good use, such as Faith Mission, Harmony Project, Community Shelter Board and YWCA Family Center, among others.

The 2016 Fry Out Cancer raised over $10,000 for the OSUCCC – James. The fundraiser has made a big impact within the New Albany Community, as well as on volunteers who help with preparing, cooking, cleaning up and delivering. For more information, please visit www.fryoutcancer.org.

Rock and Roll Over Brain Cancer

Benefiting the Lisa B. Landes Brain Cancer Fund and the Roc on Fund

Rock and Roll Over Brain Cancer celebrated its sixth annual event at Villa Milano on Aug. 26, 2016. Mary Kay Fenlon, a brain cancer survivor, created the concert event when she had surpassed her 10-year mark of surviving this terrible disease. The evening was jam-packed with musical acts from Ladies of Longford, Johnny and the Revelators, and Grey Matter. Participants enjoyed the bands along with food, drinks, an auction and raffle items—all in support of brain cancer research at the OSUCCC – James. The Lisa B. Landes Brain Cancer Fund supports research in brain cancer and enhances patient care. To date, Rock and Roll Over Brain Cancer has raised over $125,000. The group’s fundraising began with supporters running in marathons and has evolved to this annual concert.

Duchess Shoppes Customers Raise

More Than $50K for Cancer Research Benefiting the Cancer Strategic Support Fund and Prostate Cancer Prevention

During October, Duchess stores raised $50,924.46 to support cancer research at the OSUCCC – James. From Oct. 5-Nov. 5, the stores requested donations from patrons at the register in return for a little OSUCCC – James swag! When completing purchases, customers could add $1 or $5 to receive either a wristband or window cling featuring the message, “I want to live in a cancer-free world.” Additionally, customers could purchase a co-branded travel mug that entitled them to free coffee refills for the duration of the fundraiser.

“We’re very proud to partner with an amazing institution to raise money for such an important cause,” says Ben Englefield, company president. “The opportunity to be part of a fundraiser directly related to cancer research to end the disease is something special in itself.”

This is the first time Duchess has partnered with the OSUCCC – James to raise money for cancer research. The company looks forward to supporting the cause in the future.

Aces Against Cancer

Benefiting the Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research

The Amanda-Clearcreek Athletic Department and the A-C Coaches Club sponsored their second annual Aces Against Cancer event from Sept. 17-23 under the theme“Tell Cancer It’s Lights Out!” Throughout the week, students, staff and community members showed their support through bake sales, 50/50 raffles, a silent auction, T-shirt sales and a “Tell Cancer It’s Lights Out” Block Party that collectively raised $14,055.70—nearly doubling the 2015 total.

The event’s Chain of Hope, which honors family members and friends who have been affected by cancer, was more than 500 links long. This chain was carried by cancer survivors and fighters, and it also was displayed at a football game. Aces Against Cancer sponsors were “truly amazed by the support we received from generous donors and sponsors, and from our Amanda-Clearcreek students, staff and community members as they helped us achieve our mission: Supporting the Fighters, Admiring the Survivors, Honoring the Taken and NEVER EVER giving up HOPE.”

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