Our Charity department is one of the things that makes Matsuricon so special. We collect money throughout the year in order to donate it to the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, The James. Cancer can be a hard subject for a lot of people. It’s become impossible to meet someone who hasn’t been affected by it in some way or another, be it a loved one with cancer, or they themselves. OSUCCC The James works tirelessly towards a world where cancer is no longer a monster lurking in the dark. They are one of only 45 comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. With 5 extensive cancer research programs and over 200 scientists, OSUCCC The James has laboratory studies, research into how to incorporate their findings into the medical field, and clinical trials. We are proud to donate every dollar we collect towards this research in the hopes that someday, we can meet someone who hasn’t been affected by this horrible disease.

Year Amount Raised
2009 $1,200
2010 $1,200
2011 $1,200
2012 $8,221.50
2013 $4,614.23
2014 $13,916.11
2015 $11,367.98
2016 $7,982.05
2017 $10,823

If you’d like to work with Charity this year and help us make a difference in the lives of many, please fill out the Matsuricon Staff volunteer form!

The Big Event!

Every year we have an auction to collect money for our donation to Ohio State University’s The James Comprehensive Cancer Center. We collect some of the coolest swag we can find and get names from the industry to sign them and make them even cooler, then we auction them off to you! Our big auction will be held on Sunday, and during the weekend we’ll be holding 1 item auctions at the end of some panels. So watch for announcements on when items will be auctioned off!