Legacy 2012

A Message from Chris

TEN MILLION DOLLARS… that is a huge number and the Spielman Funds have reached this incredible milestone thanks to your support! I am so proud of “our” Funds and the incredible strides we are making right here at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. I say “our” Funds, because that’s precisely what they are. The Spielman Funds don’t belong to me, to Stef, to anyone … they represent the collective community coming together to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer. Thank you for stepping up and believing we can make a difference.

With your help, we are making great strides in research and patient care. Our researchers work tirelessly every day developing new and innovative treatment options for our patients. Through use of the Stefanie Spielman Tissue and Tumor Bank, researchers are identifying subtypes of triple-negative breast cancer, developing new drugs and new drug targets. In addition, The Stefanie Spielman Patient Assistance Fund has supported more than 150 breast cancer patients and their families in 2012. These are patients who struggle financially to make ends meet while undergoing treatment. The Fund provides support for Kroger gift cards, gas cards, medical equipment and even help during the holidays. Your donations make the difference and provide hope to breast cancer patients every day.

It has certainly been an eventful year: we announced our $10 million milestone at the 12th Annual Stefanie’s Champions Luncheon, we had a record year for our Community Partners Program ($1.9 million and 160 fundraisers), the Comprehensive Breast Center was named in honor of Stefanie and personally I shared my journey through football, family and cancer in my book That’s Why I’m Here – The Chris and Stefanie Spielman Story and I continue to be amazed by my wonderful children.

I stand with all of you, ready, willing and able to help beat cancer once and for all. Our time is coming…. as Stef said, “Continue to fight. Continue to live.”

God Bless,

Step Up for Stefanie

The Second Annual “Step Up for Stefanie” event will take place on Sunday, October 28 on The Ohio State University campus at the Ohio Stadium.

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Whats My Story? My Story is No Secret

For her Upper Arlington High School senior project, Maddie Spielman did a blog about her experience dealing with cancer and loss. Her words are personal and poignant.

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Stefanie’s Team of Hope — Riding in Honor of Stefanie

Pelotonia 2012 was another smashing success—and leading the non-corporate Pelotons was, once again, Stefanie’s Team of Hope.

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“Playing Football Was My Passion, But Fighting Cancer is My Purpose”

In his touching and riveting book, Chris Spielman tackles every aspect of his life with a near superhuman intensity and laser-like focus.

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Sailing Toward a Cure

The Fifth Annual Buckeye Cruise for Cancer departed Tampa, on Thursday, February 23, returning Monday, February 27.

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Spreading Hope During the Holidays

A wonderful and meaningful component of the Stefanie Spielman Patient Assistance Fund is its “Hope for the Holidays” program.

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Proud Supporter of the Spielman Fund

The Second Annual Bowl for a Cure for the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research, held on April 14 at Sequoia Pro Bowl, was another strike-out event.

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Announcing the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center

On October 24, 2011, Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee dedicated the Comprehensive Breast Center in honor and memory of Stefanie Spielman, an Ohio State alumna, philanthropist and breast cancer advocate.

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Welcome, Dr. Julia White

Internationally renowned cancer expert Julia White, MD, is the new director of Breast Radiation Oncology at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James).

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The Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research

Phone: 614-293-3752


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