Legacy 2017

“Life takes us on unexpected paths, and my story is no different.” – Stefanie Spielman

I remember Stef sharing these words at a LIVESTRONG Summit at Ohio State in 2008. She was honored to be the keynote speaker at the event and to share her cancer journey. Since that time, I’ve heard countless stories of those facing their own cancer journey.

Unfortunately, cancer is a formidable foe—it does not stop; it does not quit. But cancer can’t compete with human determination and hope. It is tested with every research discovery and therapy developed to beat this dreaded disease. Your investment in the Spielman Fund is fueling our will and desire to find a cure. Together we are making a statement and providing critical dollars to support these efforts. I hope you will take a moment to read "Now $22 Million Strong, he Spielman Fund Celebrates Unprecedented Impact," which highlights the impact YOU are making in the fight against cancer.

The path ahead of us—all of us—will be filled with moments of joy and heartbreak. Nothing great can happen without sacrifice and without determination to keep fighting. No matter the loss and no matter the setback, our goal never changes. I’m standing with you every day, and I know that you are just as committed to helping us reach our ultimate goal—a cancer-free world.

Continue to fight. Continue to live.

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

Now $22 Million Strong, the Spielman Fund Celebrates Unprecedented Impact

When Stefanie and Chris Spielman founded the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research in 1998, they set out with what they thought was an ambitious goal.

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Research Highlights

Maryam Lustberg, MD, MPH, and Robert Wesolowski, MD, have worked for years with cancer patients at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James), and they know how difficult treatment can be.

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Thousands Take Part in 2017 'Step Up for Stefanie's Champions'

Over 2,000 walkers, runners, survivors and supporters attended the 2nd Annual Step Up for Stefanie’s Champions Walk/Run on April 22, 2017. Participants walked or ran a four-mile or one-mile route that started at the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center.

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My Cancer Journey

I am 31 years old and a two-time breast cancer survivor! I was first diagnosed on July 23, 2010, the day after my 24th birthday, with stage llA breast cancer. Newly engaged, my fiancé Nathan and I decided we wanted to fight the battle as husband and wife and were married at the courthouse a week after my first chemotherapy treatment.

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Survivor Steps Up in a Big Way

Teri Strahine was celebrating retirement with her husband on vacation in Washington, D.C., when she got her mammogram results.

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Thank You Community Partners

Mad River Mountain hosted its annual “Pretty in Pink” event on Feb. 12, 2017. This family-friendly day of live music, skiing, tubing and competitions celebrated its seventh year in giving back to the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at the OSUCCC – James.

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Ramaswamy and Lustberg Named on Forbes' Physician Honor Roll

Bhuvaneswari Ramaswamy, MD, and Maryam Lustberg, MD, MPH, associate professors in the Division of Medical Oncology, are among 27 breast oncologists across the nation being recognized by Forbes as exemplary physicians in the field of oncology.

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The Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research

Phone: 614-293-3752


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Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center

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