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Life's Short, Eat Dessert First 2021

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2021 Life's Short, Eat Dessert First

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Life is short and it's time to celebrate – it’s been 14 years since my breast cancer diagnosis!! Unfortunately over that same time, several friends and my sister also endured surgeries and treatment after hearing the words “you have breast cancer.” Great advances are being made every day in breast cancer treatment and I'm committed more than ever to raising money to fight this disease.

I’d love for you to attend my 14th annual "Life's Short, Eat Dessert First" fundraising event on Sunday, October 17. 

To attend, the information you need to know is listed below:

  • Event: “Life’s Short, Eat Dessert First”
  • Date: Sunday, October 17, 2021
  • Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm (check-in begins at 12:00)
  • Place: The Lakes Golf & Country Club, 6740 Worthington Road, Westerville, OH 43082
  • Cost: $24

RSVP to to register and secure your seat.

The beneficiary of my event again this year is the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research

Why? Because the Stefanie Spielman Fund is devoted to advancing research in breast cancer and 100% of donations tied to this event goes directly to research at Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James).

Join me for your mom, your sister, your daughter, your friend, your neighbor and for you by attending and/or making a donation towards my 2021 Life's Short, Eat Dessert First event. 

I am beyond thrilled to share that the 2020 donation was an incredible $22,086! The highest yet - bringing the total over the first 13 years to more than $101,000! Not only was it the highest amount yet, this all happened during a time when everything was virtual. Thank you to everyone who contributed to last year's success!

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I am honored to announce my featured speakers this year will be Dr. William Farrar and Dr. Julia White. In addition to being my surgical oncologist, Dr. Farrar is the CEO of the OSUCCC-James and the Medical Director of the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center. He is one of the nation's foremost experts in breast cancer. Dr. White is the head of breast radiation oncology at The James and and one of the leading breast radiation oncologists in the world. 

Join me for an afternoon of incredible speakers, delicious homemade desserts, fun times and life-saving information!

If you are unable to attend the event, you can still be a part of it by making a donation on this secure page. Every donation, big or small, makes a difference. Your donation will go directly to The James and is automatically tied to my "Life's Short, Eat Dessert First" event!!

I look forward to being together in person again this year. Please join me in celebrating 14 years of Life's Short, Eat Dessert First! And feel free to share with everyone you know. Together we will help create a cancer-free world! 

Paula Brose

14 year Breast Cancer Survivor 

To learn more about my personal breast cancer journey, click on my Project Owners' photo above.

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14th Annual Gift

Give $14 in honor of the 14th annual Life's Short, Eat Dessert First event.


Life is Sweet

A $25 gift to represent the 25+ delicious homemade desserts that will be on the dessert buffet at the 2021 Life's Short, Eat Dessert First event.


Lifesaving Discoveries

A $46 gift to represent the 46 breast cancer clinical trials The OSUCCC-James has open right now. James' scientists are making discoveries each day so more people will survive and thrive after a cancer diagnosis.


Friends and Family

A $150 gift to represent the more than 150 friends, family and survivors who attended the 2019 Life's Short, Eat Dessert First in-person event.


Help Give Hope

A $1,000 gift to help give hope to the 1,000 new breast cancer patients seen at The OSUCCC-James per year.

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