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Over the last few months, NextGen James Ambassadors* and the Columbus Mac & Cheese Festival committee have worked hard to understand the impact of the health risks posed by COVID-19. In coordination with The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James), we have sadly decided not to hold the Mac & Cheese Festival in person this year, which was scheduled for Oct. 2 at Easton Town Center.
The Columbus Mac & Cheese Festival, benefiting the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) cancer program at the OSUCCC – James, would have been turning 5 this year. The James, with support from Teen Cancer America, is partnering with Nationwide Children’s Hospital to create a joint adolescent and young adult oncology program. This collaboration will ensure every person in Ohio between the ages of 15-39 diagnosed with cancer has the most up to date treatment for their disease, the opportunity to participate in cutting edge research for their diagnosis, and have access to comprehensive AYA-specific support programs and services.
In the past four years we have raised over $260,000 to help make a difference in the lives of adolescents and young adults who are battling cancer. The need for cancer research still exists, and we invite you to continue your support of the Columbus Mac and Cheese Festival if you are able.
Your support of events like the Mac & Cheese Festival truly make an impact. Investing in the cancer experts at the OSUCCC – James fuels groundbreaking discoveries that will lead to our ultimate goal of a cancer-free world. Please join the NextGen James Ambassadors by making a gift. On behalf of the world-class doctors, researchers, friends, and caregivers at the OSUCCC – James, we greatly appreciate any support you are able to provide. We thank you for your consideration in joining us in this important cause.
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