Subaru Continues to "Share the Love" with the Spielman Fund
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. During the “Share the Love” event held at the end of each year, Subaru donates $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased. Customers who purchase or lease a vehicle during that period select one of several charities to receive the donation. The seventh annual “Share the Love” event recommended four national charities to support. In addition, Subaru retailers selected a fifth charity from their local community to support.
The Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research was the local charity of choice designated by local Subaru auto dealership, Byers Mazda Subaru of Dublin. This was the second year that the Spielman Fund was the local charity. Proceeds from the 2014 campaign donated to the Spielman Fund exceeded $47,000!
For more information on this promotion, visit go.osu.edu/sharethelove2014.
Courage, Conquer and Cure
The cold weather didn’t stop the third annual Courage, Conquer and Cure 5K from having another year of record-breaking participation and fundraising. On Saturday, October 4, 2014, over 880 walkers and runners gathered on the streets of downtown Canal Winchester to show their support and desire for conquering breast cancer. Tracy Townsend, 10TV news anchor and reporter, returned for her second year to emcee this special event. William Farrar, MD, medical director of the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center at Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James), spoke on behalf of the OSUCCC – James and the Spielman Fund about cancer research being performed at Ohio State, in large part due to dollars raised at events like Courage, Conquer and Cure. Then, taking the stage to give thanks to all involved, Maddie Spielman, Stefanie’s oldest daughter, spoke about her family’s commitment to carry on her mother’s mission. Plaques were presented to Canal Winchester Mayor Michael Ebert for the generous support given by the city. In addition, Farrar received the Award in Excellence for Patient Care, and Jodi Monahan received the Janet Downs Survivorship Award.
The day included vendor booths, raffle items and live music from Bad Influence. The third annual Courage, Conquer and Cure 5K raised more than $25,000 for the Spielman Fund, bringing the three-year total to more than $65,000.
Courage, Conquer and Cure is part of the James 5K Race Series. For more information, visit courageconquercure.com.
Jersey Mike's Subs
The James is thankful for the corporate support of Central Ohio Jersey Mike’s Subs stores, which collectively donated more than $29,930 to the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research from the company’s Day of Giving and Month of Giving promotion. Local Jersey Mike’s locations asked for donations for the Spielman Fund during March and donated 100 percent of sales to the cause on March 25, 2015. In two years, Jersey Mike’s has donated over $50,500 to the Spielman Fund. A special thank you goes out to the store managers who make this event possible and to the store employees for their enthusiasm and service.
Since 2004, Kroger has been a major corporate sponsor and supporter of the OSUCCC – James and is the leading supporter of the Spielman Fund. Through the company’s efforts with pink ribbon sales, support of Stefanie’s Champions and much more, Kroger has donated over $3.1 million to the OSUCCC – James and the Spielman Fund. Kroger is dedicated to the OSUCCC – James’ vision to create a cancer-free world, one person, one discovery at a time.
Kroger’s generous gifts have helped the OSUCCC – James translate research discoveries into high-quality patient care and education programs so cancer patients can become survivors.
Durango, a division of Rocky Brands Inc., is promoting breast cancer awareness once again by donating $2 per pair sold of its Pink Ribbon western boot (RD3557)—up to $35,000 annually—to the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Patient Assistance. Rocky Brands Director of Marketing Amber Vanwy presents Maddie Spielman with a check for $35,000 from the 2014/2015 campaign. To order these unique and beautiful boots, see durangoboot.com/pink-ribbon.http://durangoboot.com/pink-ribbon