Up on the Roof Raises More Than $400,000 in 2009
Nearly 900 people took part in a “trendy tailgate” during the 16th annual Up on the Roof fund raiser held Friday, Sept. 11, 2009 on the eve of the Ohio State-USC football game. This year’s event raised more than $400,000 for ProjectONE, a $1 billion initiative that ranks as the largest expansion project in the University’s history and will include a new cancer hospital.
More than $400,000 was raised at the event for the expansion of Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James). Since the event’s inception, more than $4.5 million has been raised to support Ohio State’s cancer program.
New this year, Up on the Roof moved out of the French Field House and into a tent at Ackerman Road and Fred Taylor Drive. Guests began the evening in the reception tent which featured fine hors d’oeuvres from Cameron Mitchell Catering and the exciting sounds of The Ohio State University Marching Band. Appearances by “The Coach” and a living vintage Heisman Trophy statue also kept the crowd in the Buckeye spirit.
The chimes sounded as guests entered the main dining tent to enjoy Cameron Mitchell Catering’s delicious cuisine and entertainment by some of Ohio State’s finest, including the Alumni Band, Men’s Glee Club, Cheerleaders and a crowd favorite, Brutus Buckeye!
Michael Caligiuri, MD, and David Schuller, MD, remarked on the future of the program and the impact the expansion will have on the OSUCCC-James.
A live performance by the JuJu Bees and a fantastic display of desserts in the reception tent kept the party going late into the evening.
Up on the Roof 2009 moved out of the French Field House and onto
the field on the night before the OSU vs. USC game!
Members of the OSUCCC- James leadership pose with 2009 Event
Chairs (from left) David and Carole Schuller, Rick and Libby Germain,
Michael and Janis Bloch, Michael and Ani Caligiuri, Nelson Heinrichs
and Sarah Benson.
(From left) William White and Kirk Herbstreit
(From left) Cheryl Krueger, Debbie Darnell and Patty Mandish
(From left) Lexie Neuhoff, Brutus Buckeye and Janis Bloch
(From left) Lisa Hinson, E. Gordon Gee, Alan Hinson
(From left) Judy Tuckerman, Steve Gabbe, Rebekah Gee, Pat Gabbe
(From left) LaDonna Solove, Joyce and Michael Hallet
Guests come together to celebrate the mission of the OSUCCC-James.