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Spielman Fund eNews April 2013
Dear Friend,

On April 10, we celebrated the 14th Annual Stefanie's Champions awards luncheon in the beautiful Archie Griffin Grand Ballroom at The Ohio Union. Event Chair Chris Spielman, along with Honorary Chairs Urban and Shelley Meyer, honored five outstanding Champions in the lives of cancer survivors and presented this year's Champion of Hope award to Shannon Peterson. This year’s honored Champions are:

-    James Caudill, Dublin, OH, Nominated by wife, Bethany Caudill
-    Josh Huffman, Pandora, OH, Nominated by wife, Laura Huffman
-    Dennis N. McFadden, Riverlea, OH, Nominated by friend, Sherri Cooke
-    Kathy Peugh, Reynoldsburg, OH, Nominated by mother-in-law, April Perkins
-    David Zartman, Worthington, OH, Nominated by wife, Micki Zartman

More information about the event, including videos, are now available online.
Stefanie’s Champion of Hope: Shannon Peterson
Upper Arlington resident Shannon Peterson met Stefanie at a fundraising event in 1999, soon after Shannon’s own breast cancer scare, which thankfully turned out to be a benign lump. The scare was a catalyst, catapulting her into what has become a mission of hope – to raise enough money for cancer research so that one day, we can all live in a cancer-free world.

As for Stefanie, she knew she had found a kindred spirit in Peterson, and began to introduce her to key people in the cancer community and involve her in the Spielman Fund, which Shannon continues to actively participate in to this day. Shannon also founded the Stefanie’s Team of Hope peloton, the #1 Grassroots Fundraising Peloton in all three years they have ridden.

“Stefanie would be thrilled and grateful for everyone's support in the fight to end cancer,” Shannon said. “We are committed to this fight, but we cannot do it alone. It is going to take all of us working together. We can beat this disease. Together we can and will create a cancer-free world.”
Shannon Peterson

 
Skate For Hope to Celebrate a Decade of Giving
Skate For Hope will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a show on June 15 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The show is expected to push Skate For Hope’s all-time contributions for breast cancer research to more than $500,000. An all-star skating cast will join more than 100 local youngsters in this spectacular and heartwarming production. This year’s lineup includes US National Champions, Ashley Wagner, Jeremy Abbott, Adam Rippon, Emily Hughes, Rachael Flatt and Max Aaron. Every seat in Nationwide Arena on June 15th can create funding to help find a cure. Please visit www.skateforhope.org for complete information and to purchase tickets.

“This show is a way for children to be part of the cure, while honoring breast cancer survivors in their families and in their communities,” said the show’s creator and founder Carolyn Bongirno.
2013 Skate for Hope
Get involved with the Spielman Fund
Join the efforts of the Spielman Fund by becoming a Community Partner!  The Community Partners Program consists of corporations, individuals and community groups who raise funds in support of our mission to create a cancer-free world. From corporate initiatives to local events, more than 400 Community Partners bring in significant dollars to further research, education and patient care at OSUCCC – James through the Spielman Fund. To learn more, please contact us at (614) 293-9341 or CommunityPartnerEvents@osumc.edu.
The Spielman Fund At Work
Researchers from Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute evaluated tissue samples, obtained from the Stefanie Spielman Tissue Bank to lead new research on triple-negative breast cancer.
 
The findings from this research could lead to new screening methods and perhaps new targeted treatments for this aggressive form of breast cancer. This study investigated associations between microRNA expression levels, mRNA expression levels and overall survival and distant-disease-free survival in women with triple-negative breast cancer. Learn more about the study and the researcher’s findings.
Pink Scarf Researcher
Our Proud Partners: Jersey Mike's
In March, Jersey Mike’s known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled East Coast-style subs, hosted their 3rd Annual Month of Giving. This year, the local Jersey Mike’s coop elected to benefit breast cancer research at OSUCCC – James by donating their Month of Giving proceeds to the Spielman Fund. All throughout March, diners could make a $1, $3 or $5 donation at the register to the Spielman Fund. And on March 27, 100% of the proceeds from Jersey Mike’s lunches benefited the fund. Representatives from the Spielman Fund were on-site at three local Jersey Mike’s stores to hand out giveaways. In 2012, Jersey Mike’s raised $858,000 for 74 different charities nationwide and while totals are still being calculated, this year they hope to have raised even more. Thank you to Jersey Mike’s for choosing the Spielman Fund!
Jersey Mike's
 
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A Spielman Note

“My purpose is to serve God, serve my family and serve my community. What is your purpose?” ~ Chris Spielman

 
Upcoming Events
The Angel Open
June 7
Oakhaven Golf Club
www.AngelOpen.com
Skate for Hope
June 15, 5 p.m.
Nationwide Arena
www.SkateForHope.org
 
The Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research
Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
Office of Development
660 Ackerman Road
PO Box 183112
Columbus, Ohio 43218-3112

www.SpielmanFund.com

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