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Breath of Hope Gala
Saturday, March 12, 2022
Lung Cancer Survivors' Reception: 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. (Registration starting at 5 p.m.)
The Ohio Union, Archie M. Griffin East Ballroom, 2nd Floor
1739 N High St. | Columbus, OH 43210
Attire: Business Casual
Featured speakers include David Carbone, MD, PhD and Heidi Onda, Founder of the White Ribbon Project
*Breath of Hope and The OSUCCC - James are committed to the health and safety of our community. During the event at the Ohio Union, we encourage guests to wear a mask except when eating or drinking, regardless of vaccination status.
If you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or are experiencing any symptoms, we ask that you please do not attend the event.
The “Breath of Hope” Gala was started by Sandy and Mark Lomeo after Mark was diagnosed with lung cancer in April 2014. They were surprised to discover the lack of funding for lung cancer as compared to many other types of cancer. They decided to raise money by having a dinner gala. They formed a steering committee (created by Annie Cacciato) to advance their cause. Fundraising efforts from the event support “Blue Beautiful Skies” Fund to directly benefit the Thoracic Oncology Department at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) for awareness, research, new treatments and hopefully a cure.
Presently, lung cancer has a dismal survival rate. It kills more people per year than breast, colon and prostate cancer combined. In fact, lung cancer kills twice as many women as breast cancer. Given the poor survival rates of lung cancer, your help is needed. Please, support “Breath of Hope” and its mission by either attending the upcoming event or by making a donation that is meaningful to you.
Everyone Deserves a Breath of Hope.
Our mission is to bring hope to the men and women diagnosed with lung cancer every day and raise funds to support the innovative research necessary for a cure. Check out our website to learn more.
Join us in funding innovative research and programs that will save lives. Your donation will directly fund ground-breaking basic and translational lung cancer research (including clinical trials), research training, early detection and lung cancer prevention led by internationally renowned lung cancer expert and cancer survivor, Dr. David Carbone at The James Thoracic Oncology Center. Please consider making a donation of any amount that is meaningful to you. Each gift will help change lives and bring The James closer to conquering lung cancer.
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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
GEORGIA AND JOHN DALLEPEZZE
THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER - ARTHUR G. JAMES CANCER HOSPITAL AND RICHARD J. SOLOVE RESEARCH INSTITUTE (OSUCCC - JAMES)
KATHY AND JAY WORLY
SURVIVOR RECEPTION SPONSOR
THE CACCIATO FAMILY
DR. DAVID AND KAZEL CARBONE
MICHAEL AND MARTHA LESNICK
THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY WEXNER MEDICAL CENTER DIVISION OF MEDICAL ONCOLOGY
THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY WEXNER MEDICAL CENTER DIVISION OF PULMONARY, CRITICAL CARE AND SLEEP MEDICINE
THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY WEXNER MEDICAL CENTER DIVISION OF THORACIC SURGERY
THE OSUCCC - JAMES DEPARTMENT OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY
RADON BE GONE/A to Z SOLUTIONS
TOM AND EVA SIEBER