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Durango® Makes Donation In Support Of Breast Cancer Research
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Durango® Boot, a division of Rocky Brands, Inc., presented a donation of $3,216.00 to the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC - James). The 2021 contribution continues Durango®'s longstanding support of breast cancer research, bringing the brand's lifetime donation to the cause to $269,274, with more than $84,000 allocated to the Spielman Fund.

"Durango® is proud to be a steadfast supporter of breast cancer research," said Erin DeLong, Durango® marketing manager. "We are honored to contribute funds again this year to support The Stefanie Spielman Fund's research to find a cure."

The Durango® women's western boot benefiting the Stefanie Spielman fund is part of the Lady Rebel™ collection. The 10-inch full-leather pull-on style has a brown foot and bright pink shaft adorned with embellishments and white stitching with a double-row sole stitch, 1 ½-inch rocker heel and a square toe. Each pull tab features an embroidered pink ribbon and the boot's translucent dual-density rubber outsole showcases the pink ribbon graphic representing breast cancer awareness. Innovative technologies incorporated in the boot construction provide extreme comfort and maximum support. The Durango® pink ribbon boot benefitting the Stefanie Spielman fund retails for $178 and is available at select retailers nationwide and online at www.durangoboots.com.

About the Stefanie Spielman Fund­­­­

In 1998, Stefanie Spielman was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 30 and lost her battle with the disease in 2009. Stefanie and her husband Chris Spielman, an All-Star linebacker from Massillon, Ohio and 11-year NFL player, became advocates for the fight against breast cancer, founding the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research in 1998. The fund has raised more than $25 million to support research at the OSUCCC - James.

To learn more about the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research, visit their OSUCCC page here.

About the OSUCCC – James

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute strives to create a cancer-free world by integrating scientific research with excellence in education and patient-centered care, a strategy that leads to better methods of prevention, detection and treatment. Ohio State is one of only 51 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers and one of only a few centers funded by the NCI to conduct both phase I and phase II clinical trials on novel anticancer drugs. As the cancer program's 356-bed adult patient-care component, The James is one of the top cancer hospitals in the nation as ranked by U.S. News & World Report and has achieved Magnet designation, the highest honor an organization can receive for quality patient care and professional nursing practice. At 21 floors with more than 1.1 million square feet, The James is a transformational facility that fosters collaboration and integration of cancer research and clinical cancer care.

For more information, please visit cancer.osu.edu.

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