Help Us Meet Our $1 Million Mark: Purchase Goals for 2017

By: Susan J. Owens, 07/20/2017

Over the last 7 years with the generosity of supporters like you, Stef’s Celebrate Life Tailgate has vigorously pursued Stef’s vision to purchase technology for the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center that will diagnose breast cancer earlier.  This year, we’re asking for a miracle. Help us raise double the amount of what we raised last year and SCLT will officially have hit The Million Dollar Mark!

When The James and Stef’s Center asked for us to choose one of these pieces of equipment we
simply couldn’t decide. We’re committed to a record-breaking fundraising year so we can buy all
three, and hope that you’ll commit with us!

These three pieces of advanced technology are currently not available anywhere else in Central
Ohio. Please join us in helping to ensure that breast cancer patients have access to these vital
advancements in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment and also get diagnosed earlier:

BREVERA BREAST BIOPSY SYSTEM

  • Real-time imaging system with specimen verification that can
    possibly make same-day biopsies a reality
  • Just received FDA Approval in March 2017, making Stef’s Center
    one of the first to offer this technology in Central Ohio
  • With the potential to reduce procedure time by up to 25%,
    will improve workflow, productivity and reduce the number of
    technologists needed for biopsies
I-VIEW CONTRAST MAMMOGRAPHY

  • Increases accuracy of breast cancer detection, by using a drug to target areas where cancers are growing
  • Provides the ability to evaluate difficult to interpret ultrasounds and mammograms
  • Reduces procedure time from a 45-minute- MRI, down to 8 minutes
  • Can be combined with Stef Center’s existing tomosynthesis (3D mammography) machine, which we purchased in 2012, for more accurate detection
  • Serves as a potential substitute for patients who need, but cannot undergo a breast MRI, and for those with dense breasts
  • With only one other center in Ohio offering this technology, Stef’s Center will be the only one in Central Ohio to offer this technology
MRI LASER LIGHTS

  • Laser lights significantly improves targeting of prone radiation therapy
  • MRI-guided positioning ensures precise patient positioning that can be replicated on radiation therapy treatment machines
  • Stef’s Center will be one of only five in the nation to have this therapy.


Choose Your Beach: Stef’s Tailgate Offers Two Dream Vacation Homes

By: Susan J. Owens, 08/28/2016

This year, our Live Auction of the Heart will include two dream vacation homes. Just like last year, live bidding will take place during the tailgate, on September 17, 2016.  Returning this year is the Top Sail vacation home in North Carolina. (Click here to see details and photos of Top Sail.)

Our second vacation home, Windsor Court, is located in South Carolina’s Palmetto Dunes, with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean from your private balcony. The home also includes the oceanfront pool, zero entry children’s pool, playground, and spa.

  • Sleeps 1-8 guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Grill/BBQ: Charcoal
  • Hot Tub and pool

This unforgettable week and a lifetime of memories are valued at $5000.

We will start the bidding at $1,000.

The only restriction on this home is that it must be used by September 2018, based on availability. 

Get your tickets now, to have a chance to bid on both at the best tailgate of the year, on Saturday, September 17, 2016.

For Tailgate tickets, click Here!


Top Sail Vacation Home Returns to 2016 SCLT Auction

By: Susan J. Owens,

This year’s Live  Auction of the Heart will include two dream vacation beach homes. Just like last year, you’ll have a chance to bid on both homes during the tailgate event. The first is a return of North Carolina’s Top Sail, and the second is located in South Carolina, Windsor Court. Scroll down to see pictures and details of our Top Sail Home, and to see the pictures and details of Windsor, click here.

Get your tickets now, to have a chance to bid on both at the best tailgate of the year, on Saturday, September 17, 2016.

For Tailgate tickets, click Here!

This beautiful eight (8) bedroom home, that sleeps 16 adults, is the perfect get-away.

This is a private home in North Topsail Beach, North Carolina and is not available for rent.

In addition to the home sitting on the beach and all the views, it has a private pool, hot tub and many other amenities.

This unforgettable week and a lifetime of memories are valued at $12,500.

We will start the bidding at $5,000.

Top Sail is approximately 9.5 hours by car from Columbus or 620 miles.

The only restriction on this home is that it must be used by September 2018, based on availability. 


Take A Peek At The Online Photo Gallery Archive of Past SCLT Events

By: Susan J. Owens, 05/20/2016

Photo Gallery Archives of Past SCLT Events

Click on Each Photo To See Our Gallery Archives


2016 Sip N Shop

By: Susan J. Owens, 05/19/2016

Come Enjoy A Glass of Wine, Shop and Raise Money for Stef’s Tailgate with J. McLaughlin.
Thursday, May 19, 2016, 6-8 pm. For directions, click here.

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