More than 155 donors and friends gathered at The Ohio State University Golf Club on Aug. 13 for the 13th Annual Value City Furniture Swing Classic. The incredible day of golf benefited endometrial cancer research at the OSUCCC – James. More than 61,000 women are diagnosed with endometrial (uterine) cancer annually across the United States, and more than 17 percent of patients die of the disease. Endometrial cancer is the most commonly diagnosed of all gynecologic oncology cancers.
David Cohn, MD, a gynecologic oncologist who serves as chief medical officer at the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, extended his gratitude. “It is critically important that we escalate our efforts to understand this disease and develop new therapies to treat patients. We are grateful to Value City Furniture and their continued support,” Cohn said.
Total raised in 2018: $147,000
Total raised in 13 years: $1.5 million
Columbus Mac & Cheese Fest
Over 2,000 people and representatives from 16 restaurants attended the 3rd Annual Columbus Mac & Cheese Festival held at Easton Town Center on Oct. 5. The event raised more than $65,000 to support adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer research and programming led by Maryam Lustberg, MD, MPH, associate professor in the Division of Medical Oncology and medical director of survivorship for the OSUCCC – James.
The Columbus Mac and Cheese Festival is hosted by the NextGen committee, a subgroup of The James Ambassadors Society, which is the premier advocacy group for the OSUCCC – James. NextGen is a group that develops, connects and empowers young professionals aged 21-39 who have an affinity to end cancer.
Total raised in 2018: $65,865
Total raised in three years: $203,627
JEGS Foundation Award of Excellence
JEGS Automotive Inc., one of the largest and most successful automotive equipment companies in the nation and a record-breaking racing team, founded The JEGS Foundation to help fund cancer research. The Coughlin family, owners of JEGS Automotive, recognized that cancer touches almost everyone in the world. Their own experience with cancer is the foundation of their commitment to raise public awareness about prevention while generating funding for cancer research. Through their Delaware, Ohio-based JEGS Mail Order business and Team JEGS Racing, JEGS Foundation for Cancer Research promotes access to information.
The JEGS Foundation Award of Excellence recognizes a member of The Ohio State University community for commitment to and passion for creating a cancer-free world. This person goes above and beyond to honor the mission of the OSUCCC – James and the JEGS Foundation.
The recipient’s name is added to the trophy that sits in the JEGS Foundation Lobby at The James.
2018 Recipients: Judy and Steve Tuckerman
Always driven to help us move closer to a cancer-free world,Judy and Steve Tuckerman have been honored by Team JEGS for their years of steadfast support for cancer care and research. Congratulations to the Tuckermans on their 2018 JEGS Performance Award of Excellence.