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Celebration for Life

Donors and friends of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) have gathered each spring since 2002 for Celebration for Life (CFL), an event chaired by Judy and Steve Tuckerman and held at Smith & Wollensky Restaurant at Easton Town Center. The event, which has raised $20.7 million, benefits The James Fund for Life, an annual fund at Ohio State that is chaired by Abigail and Les Wexner and supports the purchase of technologies and equipment for cancer research and patient care at the OSUCCC – James. While the event takes a pause this year, here is a look at prior gatherings (indicated by the year in which they were taken), and the generosity that has enabled the purchase of crucial technology, including a prone biopsy table, mobile education kitchen, and robotic surgical equipment. Recently, $5 million was committed over five years to purchase technology for the new West Campus Ambulatory Facility.

CFL 2008 - Lee Hess and Irene Levine



CFL 2008 - John and Ann Wolfe



CFL 2008 - Joshua Wilsusen and Rebecca Schuller; Carole and Dr. Schuller


CFL 2014 - Frank and Linda Kass



CFL 2010 - Libby and Rick Germain




CFL 2009 - Mobile Mammography

CFL 2012 - Dr. Schuller; Urban, Shelley and Nicole Meyer

CFL 2010 - Gordon Gee and Rebekah Gee

CFL 2014 - Urban and Shelley Meyer; Steve and Judy Tuckerman

CFL 2013 - Charleen Hinson and Lori Hinson Rech

CFL 2016 - Lisa and Alan Hinson

CFL 2016 - Michael Weiss

CFL 2018 - Cindy and Larry Hilsheimer

CFL 2011 - Patti and Steve Steinour


CFL 2017 - Samantha and Jeg Coughlin


CFL 2017 - The Worly's

CFL 2019 - Dr. Pollock; Dr. Drake; Dr. Press; Dr. Paz; Tuckerman's; Katherine Farrar and Dr. Farrar

The James Mobile Education Truck

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