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Honor Dr. William B. Farrar

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Make a gift to celebrate Dr. William B. Farrar's retirement!

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With Dr. Farrar’s impending retirement July 1, we need your support in recognizing his exemplary career and extraordinary contributions to The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute at The Ohio State University.

Dr. Farrar’s five-decades of unparalleled service as a cancer surgeon and administrative leader helped propel our cancer program to global prominence, makiDr. Farrar (left), and David Schuller, MD (right)ng it a destination for cancer treatment and care. During his tenure, he served as director of the Division of Surgical Oncology, realized his vision for a free-standing, multi-disciplinary breast center – Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center – serving as the inaugural director, and most recently, the chief executive officer of The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. In addition, he has performed more than 20,000 operations over his storied career treating every type of cancer except brain cancer.

These hallmarks of Dr. Farrar’s career are complemented by his compassionate care and dedication to his patients and their families, his unrivaled skill and technical acumen benefiting our next generation of physicians, his tireless championing of community initiatives, his humble leadership and administrative influence among his fellow physicians, colleagues and care teams and most certainly his laser focus on our goal to create a cancer-free world.

In our effDr. Farrar with a patientort to bolster his legacy at Ohio State, please join us in establishing the William B. Farrar Breast Cancer Fund. This fund will provide ongoing programmatic, technological and research support to the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center. There is no one more deserving of this fitting tribute than William B. Farrar. We hope you agree.

We invite your philanthropic support to help us honor Dr. Farrar in this impactful way. You can make your gift online today by clicking the Give Now button above. If you would like to give a multi-year commitment or an estate gift please contact Jennifer McDonald, James Development Office, at 614-329-7637 or

You can also mail your gift to: The Ohio State University Foundation PO Box 710811 Columbus, OH 43271-0811. Make checks payable to The Ohio State University and put Buckeye Funder: Dr. Farrar Retirement in the memo field. 

Please join us in celebrating Dr. Farrar’s legacy. Every gift will make a difference! Together, we can make a tremendous impact.

Thank you so much for your kind consideration to honor Dr. Farrar.

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