Legacy 2015

Making a difference

I never wanted to be a cancer advocate, I never wanted to see my wife fight breast cancer and I never wanted to see my kids watch this disease take their mother. It wasn’t a choice; it was thrust upon me and my family, and I don’t know why… I’ll never know why. However, what I do know is something important Stefanie taught me and I carry this with me every day: I was called to serve a greater purpose, to raise awareness and support to fight this terrible disease.

From the day Stef was diagnosed in 1998, my life became something more. I wasn’t just a football player or a husband or a father. I was suddenly a caregiver, a fundraiser and a cancer spokesperson. In the beginning I had no clue what I was doing, but I stepped up and accepted a challenge, and I’m still accepting that challenge. This life path has been heartbreaking, rejoicing, challenging, exhausting and thrilling—a complete mixture of emotions. But all of it has been incredibly rewarding. I am thrilled every time I hear about a new cancer breakthrough, excited to see survivors beating this disease, and extremely proud when I see my kids stand up and accept a check or donation from a wonderful supporter helping to carry on Stef’s legacy through the Spielman Fund.

I believe that what you give will grow, and what you keep you’ll lose. I’ve seen this simple principle in action through the tremendous outpouring of charitable giving from our community and beyond. I’m continually humbled by the generosity people show the Spielman Fund every day. I thank you for joining me in this fight and for making difference.

Chris Spielman
Co-Founder
Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research

'The potential is awesome': Clinical trial explores personalized guidance for treatment decisions

The sequence of events that led Des Moines, Iowa resident Sally Drees to the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center at Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) felt like it was somehow meant to be.

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New in 2016: Step Up for Stefanie’s Champions

In 2014, we celebrated the 15th anniversary of the Stefanie’ s Champions luncheon with another memorable and inspiring event benefiting the Stefanie Spielman Patient Assistance Fund and the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.

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The Spielman Fund: Allocating dollars where they are needed most

Since the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) was founded in 1998, thousands of individuals, companies and charitable foundations have entrusted their philanthropic dollars to the fund.

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Five Great Years

January 2016 marks the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center’s 5 year birthday—something that the entire community can celebrate.

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New Radiation Oncology Waiting Room is a Place for Fellowship

At the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center at Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, healing experiences can be found in unexpected places—like the radiation oncology waiting room.

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MAC Tools aims to touch lives with ‘Wrenching for the Cure’

As MAC Tools President Brett Shaw has found, fundraisers are different when the cause becomes personal.

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Heads Up Bands: From a dark place, a bright light forward

When Lorrie McCarty was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, hers was a very, very small tumor that hadn’t shown up in a mammogram three months earlier.

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Thank You Community Partners

Subaru of America Inc. donated $15 million to national and local charities in its 2014 “Share the Love” event, bringing the total donated over the past seven years to $50 million.

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Ask Stefanie

Throughout her own cancer battle, Stefanie answered questions through an “Ask Stefanie” page on SpielmanFund.com. Her words and guidance are still relevant to many who are now receiving cancer treatment, and for the family and friends supporting them.

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