Mac and Cheese Festival

Thank You!

We are blown away by your generosity – and by the incredible mac and cheese offerings we got to sample at the event. Whether you cooked, ate or helped put the festival on, please know that you made a difference: our inaugural Columbus Mac and Cheese Festival raised more than $65,000 to #MacOutCancer for adolescents and young adults.

That money will go directly to support adolescent and young adult cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James), an area that desperately needs our help: More than 70,000 young people from the ages of 15 to 29 are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States. These types of cancers are diagnosed six times more often than childhood cancers, and we need to find ways to stop them.

For those of you who were unable to attend the event, you can still donate today to support AYA cancer research.

Learn more about supporting the OSUCCC – James.

Thank you for being a part of the cure. We can’t wait to see you next year!

2016 Event

The inaugural Columbus Mac & Cheese Festival was held on October 14, 2016, from 4-10pm, at Easton Town Center. The festival featured an array of macaroni and cheese tastings from the best Columbus restaurants along with live entertainment.

The festival featured macaroni and cheese samples from the best Columbus restaurants including: Bloch Suite at Ohio State’s James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, Bon Vie, Brio, Cosi, Fado Irish Pubs, Flipside Easton burgers, Hoggy's, J. Alexanders, KDB (Kitchen Den Bar), McCormick & Schmick's, Milestone 229, Mitchell's Ocean Club, Rusty Bucket, Smith & Wollensky, Sweet Carrot, Whole Foods Market Columbus, World of Beer and Zoup.

This event was produced and hosted by the OSUCCC – James NextGen Ambassadors Society – a group of highly motivated young professionals dedicated to creating a cancer-free world.


Event Sponsor

Easton Community Foundation

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Too Gouda to be True Sponsor

M/I Homes

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Encore Realty, LLC

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Jeff and Toni Block Family

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Cam Taylor

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In-Kind Sponsors

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Contact Us

OSUCCC – James Development Office




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660 Ackerman Road, 6th Floor
PO Box 183112
Columbus, OH 43218-3112

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