A few years ago there was a trivial conversation that took place amongst friends on how to build the world’s largest buckeye necklace. Eventually this idea faded away once it was decided that it would be a fruitless endeavor. However, after some creative discussions in 2008 the focus shifted from a sense of self gratification to that of a much greater cause. The attention has now been redirected towards helping to increase the awareness of and raising money for 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.
Invokause, a nonprofit organization specializing in creative programs for community causes, has found a unique way to support the Spielman Fund. This has yielded a ground-breaking program which will produce the world’s largest buckeye necklace while, more importantly, raise awareness and funding towards breast cancer research.
The program will sell individual buckeyes through this site for $2.50 each. The buckeyes were hand-picked by volunteers and each buckeye will get sequentially numbered then strung to the necklace each time one is sold. Those who purchase a buckeye will be able to view a picture of their numbered buckeye on this site by visiting the “participants” section.
The goal is to construct a necklace consisting of 100,000 buckeyes, which will span a mile and a half long end-to-end! Once the program has concluded, the necklace will be accessible for public viewing in an 8-foot Block-O display. Details of this location will emerge once a final agreement is in place. For additional information about this program please visit the FAQ section of the website.
Remember, each participant will not only have helped in building the world’s largest buckeye necklace, but more importantly they will have participated in a cause that needs all of our help.