Announcing Stef’s Philanthropy Team

By: Susan J. Owens, 04/20/2016

stefanieThis year, we’ve created new ways for you to join Stef’s mission “to continue to fight and continue to live” by helping us pull together more or the needed resources to fight for a cure for breast cancer.

Join our PHILANTHROPY TEAM to fight for Stef’s Mission

$2,500 Stefanie Sponsorship

Your name will be displayed on our website and at the event. You will also receive four complimentary tickets to the 2016 Tailgate.

$1,000 Pink Sponsorship

Your name will be displayed on our website and at the event. You will also receive two complimentary tickets to the 2016 Tailgate.

$500 Gray Sponsorship

Your name will be displayed on our website
and at the event.

$250 Scarlet Sponsorship

Your name will be displayed on our website
and at the event.


2016 Goal: Purchase Photodynamic Eye (Near Infrared Fluorescence Camera)

By: Susan J. Owens,

Up to 40% of cancer patients may develop Lymphedema following Breast Cancer Surgery, leaving them with troublesome side effects including heaviness, swelling, pain and recurrent infections.  The James and its Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center is one of just a few hospitals in the US that can offer hope to these patients through a surgery called Lymphovenous Bypass. The success of this procedure relies on the availability of a Near Infrared Fluorescence Camera, used to visualize these sub-millimeter sized channels. Stef’s Celebrate Life Tailgate 2016 is largely focused on purchasing a high-tech infrared imaging device that enables surgeons to identify viable lymphatic channels before and during this surgical bypass procedure.


With support from generous donors like you, we will purchase a second camera for Stef’s Center, and an upgrade for the current camera that will positively impact hundreds of patients at Stef’s Center as they heal after Breast Cancer Surgery.

Unite with us as we support Stefanie Spielman’s wish to Celebrate Life and Continue to Fight and Beat Breast Cancer!

Click here to make a Donation. 

Order tickets for this year’s tailgate, here. 

The Success of Tailgate 2015

By: Susan J. Owens, 04/01/2016

To all of you who braved the weather, and to those who financially contributed or thought about us in spirit…
Stef’s Celebrate Life Tailgate 2015 raised $175,000.

A huge thank-you to all of our sponsors, hard-working volunteers and you!
Save the date and join us next year, OSU at Oklahoma
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Maddie Spielman On WTVN

By: Susan J. Owens, 09/24/2015

With flair and grace, this morning, Maddie Spielman gave her perspective on  the joy of family, missing her mom, Stef, and her anticipation of the celebration coming SCLT, October 3, 2015. You don’t want to miss it!
Spielman sports

Listen to Maddie’s interview on WTVN right here:

SCLT Auction of the Heart: Jaguar 1969 XKE

By: Susan J. Owens, 09/20/2015

Bruce Hooley, Stefanie Spielman’s long-time friend, ESPN’s host on 850 WKNR, and author of That’s Why I’m Here: The Chris and Stefanie Spielman Story was interviewed Saturday on 610 Radio. He talked about the very early days of the SCLT party, saying it “started as a fun party.”

Bruce also gave us the first details about the latest item in the SCLT Auction of the Heart, a Jaguar 1969 XKE, appraised at $85,000 – $95,000, generously donated by, Merion Village Dental and Vesha Law Firm. In the words of Mederski Vintage Service Appraisers, the car is:

“Absolutely impeccable, freshly restored E-type Jag. It is top of the class driver condition.”

For more information on the car and how to bid, please go to Auction Ohio


STEF’S CELEBRATE LIFE TAILGATE Celebrating FIVE years – October 3, 2015

Bidding will end on Oct 3rd during the auction.

Listen to Bruce’s interview right here:

Tickets are going fast! Get your tickets here so that you can take advantage of the SCLT fun, and place your bid on the items in the Auction of the Heart.