Tailgate Raises Money For Spielman Fund To Fight Breast Cancer

By: ELLIE MERRITT | NBC4
Published: September 25, 2012
Updated: September 25, 2012 – 3:46 PM

Upper Arlington, Ohio –Stefanie Spielman is remembered for her brave fight against breast cancer. She helped raise money to fight the disease, and inspired others to join her.

While Spielman lost her battle to cancer, her fight continues through the work of her friends and family.

“I promised my mom that I would continue to fight against cancer. Our goal is to just keep growing and growing, and raise as much awareness as we can,” said Maddie Spielman, daughter of Stefanie and Chris Spielman.

The fight continues during the heart of Buckeye Football season with a fundraiser and tailgate on Saturday.

It’s called “Stef’s Celebrate Life Tailgate,” which will take place in Upper Arlington on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 3:00pm.

The Upper Arlington Women’s Club is busy preparing for the tailgate. Last year, they raised $46,000 and this year hope to raise even more to help purchase a tomosynthesis machine for the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center at the James Cancer Hospital.

“It’s just one step further in the diagnostic tools available to find the cancer earlier and to help women and men have a chance of a better survival rate,” said Sue Fitz, Stefanie’s sister and a member of the Upper Arlington Women’s Club.

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