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Life's Short, Eat Dessert First 2023

Raised toward our $16,000 Goal
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Project ended on December 31, at 11:59 PM EST
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2023 Life's Short, Eat Dessert First

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Life is short and it's time to celebrate – it’s been 16 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 16th annual "Life's Short, Eat Dessert First" fundraising event! Additional information about the event is below.

  • Date: Sunday, October 22, 2023
  • Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (check-in begins at noon & the event will begin at 1:00)
  • Location: The Lakes Golf & Country Club
    • Address: 6740 Worthington Road, Westerville, OH 43082
  • Cost: $25
  • Optional Brunch: for an additional cost (brunch begins at 11:30)

RSVP: Fill out this form and email it to to register and secure your seat.

BENEFICIARY: The beneficiary of my event 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 my 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 YOU by attending and/or making a donation towards my 2023 Life's Short, Eat Dessert First event. 

I'm proud to share last year’s event donation totaled an incredible $29,667! The highest year yet. This brings the 15-year donation total to over $158,000!!

SPEAKER: I’m thrilled to announce my featured speaker this year is Dr. Roman Skoracki, division chief for Oncologic Plastic Surgery at The James where he focuses on reconstruction for cancer patients, particularly microsurgery and surgical treatment for lymphedema. He also serves as medical director of the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center.  

DONATE: You can be a part of this year’s event, whether attending or not, by donating on this secure webpage. Every donation, big or small, makes a difference. Your gift will go directly to the OSUCCC – James and is automatically tied to my Life's Short, Eat Dessert First event!

ONLINE SILENT AUCTION: October 15 through October 21. Winning bidders who attend the in-person event on October 22 can pick up their winnings that day! Watch for a post on my Facebook page, an update on the donation website and/or an email from me for the link to the online Silent Auction page. The packages are always awesome!! 

Please join me in celebrating 16 years of Life's Short, Eat Dessert First! Together we will help create a cancer-free world!  As always, I encourage you to share with others. The more who know = the more money raised!

Paula Brose – 16-year Breast Cancer Survivor and Thriver



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

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16th Annual Event

Make a gift of $16 in honor of the 16th annual Life's Short, Eat Dessert First event!


Life is Sweet

Make a gift of $25 gift to represent the 25+ delicious homemade desserts that will be on the dessert buffet at the 2023 Life's Short, Eat Dessert First event.


Lifesaving Discoveries

Make a gift of $41 to represent the 41 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

Make a gift of $150 to represent the more than 150 friends, family and survivors who attended the event and/or donated to the 2022 Life's Short, Eat Dessert First event.


Help Give Hope

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

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