Pink Out at Ohio State
Pink Out at Ohio State is an Ohio State organization that was created by students with the mission to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. Pink Out at Ohio State is involved in many events, including the annual Pink Out game at Ohio Stadium, where the group sells pink T-shirts to wear during the annual Pink Out football game. One hundred percent of shirt sales benefit the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. Proceeds are raised throughout the year through T-shirt sales, restaurant specials and special student nights at other venues. In the past two years, Pink Out at Ohio State has raised nearly $37,000 for the Spielman Fund! For more information, please visit pinkoutosu.com.
Bowl for a Cure
In September 2010, Paula Weatherman was diagnosed with breast cancer and treated at the OSUCCC – James. The following year, she and her husband, Chris, decided they wanted to do something they loved while giving to the Spielman Fund. Chris had worked in the bowling business for 20+ years, and they had bowled together in a couples’ league for quite some time, so they decided to plan a bowling event to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. The first year, their goal was to get 20-30 teams together. They were overwhelmed when 55 teams signed up. Through the years, “Bowl for a Cure” has continued to grow and is now up to 135 teams!
Chris found there was a large interest in families wanting to do something together. In 2015, Chris and Paula added a bowling event for children called “Bowl for a Cure Kids Pro-Am” to Bowl for a Cure. Proceeds are raised through bowling fees, raffle items, bake sales and auction items. This year, Bowl for a Cure had a record-breaking year and raised $14,478. To date, they have raised more than $50,000 for the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research.
Watkins Memorial High School Shoot for the Cure
The Watkins Memorial High School Girl’s Basketball team hosted its annual “Shoot for the Cure” game in January 2016 and raised nearly $4,500. The team has been holding the annual event since 2014 to bring the student organization together and raise awareness and funds for the Spielman Fund. Proceeds are raised through admission, auction items, baked goods, a rafflee, pledge cards and T-shirt sales. A special program is held during the game to honor breast cancer survivors. In the past two years, Shoot for the Cure has raised more than $13,000 for the Spielman Fund.
Subaru "Share the Love"
For the third consecutive year, Subaru “Share the Love” has chosen the Spielman Fund to be its local charity of choice, as designated by local Subaru auto dealership Byers Mazda Subaru of Dublin. 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 Share the Love promotion donated more than $56,000 in 2016 to the Spielman Fund and was recognized at the inaugural Step Up for Stefanie’s Champions walk/run in April.
KJ Tools, Inc.
In 2006, KJ Tools Inc. formed Little Pink Tools with its first product, the Little Pink Tool Kit, featuring a stylish patented pink tool case designed to look more like a ladies purse than a tool bag. After the success of the Little Pink Tool Kit, they introduced the Little Pink Drill. In 2010, KJ Tools moved the business from Hilton Head to Columbus and began donating 10 percent from the sale of every Little Pink item to the Spielman Fund. To date, KJ Tools, Inc. has donated more than $50,000 – more than $11,000 already this year. For more information and to purchase a tool kit, visit littlepinktools.com/full-tool-kits. http://littlepinktools.com/full-tool-kits