Ohio State University Medical Center has announced a $1 million gift from Sharen and Charles Turney and their son, Matthew, to support construction of the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center — Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.
Awarded as part of the medical center's $1 billion capital campaign, the gift will help fund construction of a new 276-bed hospital that provides an environment in which a variety of specialists can collaborate to help prevent, detect, treat, and ultimately cure cancer.
Prominent philanthropists in central Ohio, the Turneys have contributed to a number of local causes, including Nationwide Children's Hospital, the Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence, United Way of Central Ohio, the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, and the Columbus Metropolitan Library.
"As our family has learned about the tremendous research being done at the [Arthur C. James Cancer Hospital], we are more compelled than ever to support this important work," said Sharen Turney, who is president and CEO of Victoria's Secret. "Cancer touches us all — I lost both of my parents to the disease. We are confident that a cure will be found, and we want to support the James in finding it."