In 2014, we celebrated the 15th anniversary of the 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. Over the last 15 years, this event has raised more than $1.7 million for the Spielman Funds. We are grateful to the event sponsors and attendees who joined us each year to celebrate the champions in our lives and support breast cancer research.
Stefanie’s Champions was created to recognize those who have played a significant role in the lives of cancer survivors. The stories of those champions and survivors inspire all by their courage and grace. Stefanie held each champion in high regard. Her husband Chris and their children, Maddie, Noah, Audrey and Macy, continue to show how proud they are to honor these Champions and truly believe supporters of Stefanie’s Champions make a difference in the fight against cancer.
Stefanie believed in changing and evolving to further her message of hope and inspiration with a greater audience. It is with that in mind that the Spielman Fund has announced a new direction for this inspiring event, the Step Up for Stefanie’s Champions Walk/Run.
The goal for this exciting event is to bring families together to celebrate Champions in the lives of cancer survivors. We will continue to recognize and award Champions on this very special day.
To date, the Spielman Funds have raised more than $16 million to support patient care and ground-breaking research at the OSUCCC – James, where world-class doctors and researchers are making incredible strides in the fight against cancer. Special events like Stefanie’s Champions will continue to support their efforts and encourage all survivors along the way.