Stefanie Spielman has died after fighting cancer publicly and relentlessly for more than a decade. The breast-cancer advocate and wife of former football star Chris Spielman died at p. The mother of four was Considering it her life mission to raise money and awareness for the disease, Spielman in established the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. The charity's fundraisers include Stefanie's Champions, an annual luncheon honoring six caregivers of Columbus-area cancer patients, as well as numerous other community events.
Stefanie Spielman, 42, loses battle with breast cancer
Buckeyes For A Cure
After all, Spielman took the season off from the NFL to care for his then-wife Stefanie, upon her initial breast cancer diagnosis. He and I asked for nominations from listeners to our podcast in hopes of helping those in need and inspiring others to give to such causes at this time of uncertainty. This week, Spielman began auctioning some of his football memorabilia to demonstrate the practice of sacrificial giving, which he has emphasized occasionally on the faith-related portion at the end of every "We Tackle Life" podcast. It's not easy to sell it, but if it can buy groceries for a family for a week or a month, that's more important than it sitting on my mantle. It can serve a bigger purpose off the mantle. Spielman began by auctioning a All-Madden Team jacket he earned as a Detroit Lion, and also offered an autographed, game-worn jersey from his time with the Buffalo Bills. Again, nominations of those in need from COVID job loss and other circumstances related to the virus can be emailed to spielmanhooleypodcast gmail.
Background Story on The Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research
She was I want to thank everyone for their support over the last 12 years. Together, with your help, hopefully we made a difference in this fight.
Some icons stand on a stage or run across a football field. We admire their greatness from a distance because the size of their accomplishments seems so unreal. There never seemed to be that type of distance with Stefanie Spielman, as she attended class, graduated from Ohio State, became a patient at the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, and later raised millions of dollars for cancer research and patient care. She remained so close to the university community that we all referred to her by her first name. Her compassion and leadership embodied the best attributes of an Ohio State alumna.