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Eighth Annual Benefit Concert, Dinner and Auction - Columbus, Ohio

Friday, December 4, 2009
Conference Center at NorthPointe
9243 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035, 866-233-9393 ( DIRECTIONS )
Dinner at 6:00 pm with guest speakers | Live Auction 7:30 pm | Leigh Nash 9:00 pm

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Proceeds benefit The Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.

Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research

$50 Ticket Includes:
  • Hors d'oeuvres will be provided and a cash bar with all your favorite beverages.
  • Silent and live auction. View auction items to see a complete list of silent and live auction items.
  • A minimum donation of $50 / person is requested.
  • Tickets are also available at the door the night of the event. Admission permitted at 7:30 pm.

Dinner Option for $100 Ticket

Guest speaker Tom Lennox


Guest speaker Michael Tweedle, PhD

Tom Lennox   Dr. Michael Tweedle

Tom Lennox, Executive Director of Pelotonia, started with the inception of the project in June 2008. Prior to Pelotonia, Tom served as Vice President of Corporate Communications with Abercrombie and Fitch, where he managed the company’s global communications practices.

Tom is a cancer survivor and is leading Pelotonia, a grass roots bike tour, with one goal: to end cancer. Pelotonia raises money for innovative and life saving cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center- James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Driven by the passion of its cyclists and volunteers, and their family and friends, Pelotonia's annual cycling experience will be a place of hope, energy and determination. Leveraging NetJets' transformational gift, Pelotonia directs 100% of every dollar raised to research. It is a community of people coming together to chase down cancer and defeat it.


Michael Tweedle, PhD is Professor of Radiology, Chemistry and Pharmacy, and he holds the Stephanie Spielman Chair in Cancer Imaging in Radiology at the James Comprehensive Cancer Care Center. He heads the Wright Center Molecular Imaging Agents Laboratory, which is focused on creation and use of new MI agents for understanding of disease and its therapy. 

Formerly, as President of Bracco Research USA, Dr. Tweedle was the chief executive and lead scientist, providing scientific and executive leadership in invention and commercialization of new imaging agents. He was educated at Knox College (BA Chemistry 1973), Rice University (PhD in Physical Chemistry 1978) and Stanford University (NRS Fellow with Nobel Professor Henry Taube 1977-1980). 

  • Dinner Limited to 400
  • 6:00 pm Seated Dinner with Cash Bar
  • 7:00 pm program with Tom Lennox and Michael Tweedle, PhD
  • $100 donation per person or $2,000 corporate table of 10 persons

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Leigh Nash

Leigh Nash

Leigh Nash performed with Sixpence None The Richer from the age of 14 until she was 27.  She formed Sixpence with guitarist and songwriter Matt Slocum after meeting at a church retreat.  The band reached major commercial success with the release of their self-titled album in 1998 and the single “Kiss Me” in 1999.  That same year they received numerous Dove Awards including Best Artist of the Year. The band also was nominated for a Grammy and followed up with their second hit single “There She Goes.”

Since her departure from Sixpence, Leigh released a solo album, “Blue On Blue,” as well as a Christmas compilation “Wishing For This.” In 2008, Leigh again joined with Matt Slocum to record the Christmas album “The Dawn of Grace” under the Sixpence name.  Living in Nashville, Leigh is currently working on a new album to be released in 2010.

Corporate Sponsors

We appreciate the generosity of our corporate table dinner sponsors:

CCC - The James Worthington Industries, Inc. Cravat
Saks Fifth Avenue ICC
Roll Heather Pick Spirit Fund Exel
Buckeye Cruise for Cancer Pelotonia Shelly Materials
Rick's Coaches Central City Recording

The Family of Ellen K. Campbell


We've made arrangements with The Conference Center at NorthPointe if you need to stay the night in Columbus. Mention "A Christmas To Cure Cancer" when making a reservation for the evening of December 4, 2009. Rooms are based on availability and are first come, first served basis.

Conference Center at NorthPointe
9243 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035
Phone: 614-880-4300 or 866-233-9393
$105.95 Rate + Tax

E-Mail: Veronica Strangis

Conference Center at NorthPoint

For more information regarding the Conference Center at NorthPointe, visit their website at www.conferencecenteratnorthpointe.com

CCC - The James


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A Christmas To Cure Cancer 6
Christmas Island
Last Christmas
Happy Christmas
Liz & Ralph & Calvin
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Guitar)
Grown Up Christmas List
Christmas Drive
Three Hundred Sixty Four
Merry Christmas Baby
Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight)
It's Christmas
Baby It's Cold Outside
Dance Of The Elves
Silent Night
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Piano)
The Secret Of Christmas
O Holy Night
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