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Running4Brianna 5K Benefit
Brianna Centers was your typical eight year old girl. She enjoyed sports, swimming, and playing like every other child her age. A few months ago, she was experiencing leg pain, as a parent, they treated it like any other parents out there, they gave her OTC medication, she stayed off it, and it just never went away.
After a short amount of time, it wasn’t getting better, so they took her to their physician. The physician ran tests, and for the most part, they come back normal. They were advised however to have further tests ran at Children’s hospital, from there, they were advised of “opinion”, the pain seemed to be in her joints. This spurred more testing. They were told shortly after; Brianna was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia.
What was thought to be an office visit to see what was causing her leg pain now spiraled into nearly a month hospital stay, a gamete of treatments, and the start of the battle for Brianna and her family.
Now that she is home, she continues her treatments, consisting of Chemotherapy, lumbar puncture. She has regular visits to the local children’s hospital and has home care provided weekly.
With the mounting medical expenses incurring, the parents have had to take an exorbitant amount of time off.
Running4Brianna 5K Run/Walk/Children’s mile is a donation event to help raise money for Brianna and her family to help with their medical and life expenses while she is in treatment.
Running4Brianna 5K Run/Walk/Children’s miler
When: Saturday, Aug 13, 2016
Where: Water Works Park
5133 Groh Ln, Fairfield, Ohio 45014
Donation of $25 for the 5K
$10 for the children’s miler
ALL proceeds will benefit Battling4Brianna fund
Forget Me Not Second Annual Golf Scramble Benefitting Alzheimer’s Association
Help us find a cure for Alzheimer’s. Four person golf scramble at Mills Course winton woods. Saturday August 13, 2016 at 1 pm. The cost is 85 dollars per person which includes dinner. It will be a fun day. We will have prizes, raffles and give aways. Please contact Tony or Karen Mathena 772-708-3564 or 772-708-3564 or 513-851-1997 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join ABC Pediatric Therapy Network for a fun outdoor event to connect with community friends, have fun, and raise money for Paige’s Princess Foundation.
Games, food, raffle baskets, split the pot, music, vendors.
Meet community sports teams and other local organizations! Have fun AND pay it forward to families in the community!
If you have questions, want to donate, would like to be a sponsor, want to volunteer for a great cause please call ABC at 513-755-6600 and ask for Mindy Kuchta or Nicole Cooke.
Check out our events page on our Face book page at ABC Pediatric Therapy Network for all the details and updates on the event!
Wine Over Water
The 9th Annual Wine Over Water, presented by BB&T, is a fundraiser for Brighton Center on the Purple People Bridge featuring exquisite local and international wine tastings along with Braxton Brewing’s craft beer, scrumptious food, live entertainment by Sound Body Jazz Orchestra and breathtaking views from the bridge.
Each guest will receive a souvenir tasting glass and tickets for wine/beer and food tastings. The ticket price is $30 in advance and $35 at the door. For an extra $15 attendees can enjoy a VIP 30 minute premium international wine tasting, led by Sommelier Shannon Depenbrock of DEPs Fine Wine, complete with three additional wines. VIP Tickets are very limited.
Tickets are available at: www.brightoncenter.com/wineoverwater
Brighton Center’s mission is to create opportunities for individuals and families to reach self-sufficiency through family support services, education, employment and leadership.
Bang Bang in Paradise
In partnership with Bonefish Grill, Talbert House will host the 7th annual Bang Bang in Paradise. At this outdoor event, guests will enjoy samples of Bonefish signature dishes, drinks, and live music in a casual, fun, and festive atmosphere. Tickets cost $60 per person or $100 for two and include lite bites and 2 drink tickets. Dress is casual.
12th Annual American Cancer Society Cincinnati Golf Classic
Over the past ten years, this tournament has raised over $2.2 million to help the American Cancer Society save lives and create a world with more birthdays. We cordially invite you to join us for a first class day of golf, networking, and entertainment. Your participation in this event will support the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back against a disease that has taken too many lives.
Take part in a full day’s golf event, offering the best in customer and client entertainment, and receive luxurious tee gifts and hosted daylong hospitality, including a gourmet luncheon, live and silent auctions, and a 19th Hole awards dinner reception.
Invite your clients, prospects and top performers to enjoy this memorable day. We look forward to seeing you on the course and sincerely appreciate your efforts to help the American Cancer Society save lives and create a world with more birthdays.
Please visit: cincinnatigolfclassic.org for more information
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Cincinnati Walks for Kids 2016
More than a fundraising walk, Cincinnati Walks for Kids is a day of family fun and celebration. All proceeds from the event will go toward Cincinnati Children’s Change the Outcome Campaign. The walk will be a half-mile stroll through the Zoo. Follow #cincywalks on social media for fun updates!
GuruGanesha Band Live In Concert
GuruGanesha Band Live in Concert to benefit Ramana’s Garden School & Orphanage
Cincinnati Arts Museum- Fath Auditorium
953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Saturday, September 24, 2016 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Tickets $25.00 Advance – $35.00 at the Door.
A Sat Nam Cincinnati Production
Vivian Hurley 513-314-2230
Ramana’s Garden’s vision is that every child in India, regardless of caste, creed, or social-economic background, has the right to quality education, proper nutrition, and primary healthcare.
It is Ramana’s Garden further intention to empower Indian women through literacy and vocational training so that they can generate their own income and thereby gain rights in their own households and communities.
GuruGanesha Singh – songwriter, musician, recording artist, entrepreneur and founder of Spirit Voyage and of the GuruGanesha Band, was an enthusiastic participant in the 1960’s rock and roll explosion. When he embraced Sikhism and the Kundalini Yoga of Yogi Bhajan, he brought his love of Western music to the Eastern traditions of his new Sikh lifestyle. He was one of the pioneers of the new genre of Kundalini Yoga mantra meditation music, and since that time he has contributed greatly to its on-going growth and development.
GuruGanesha’s emergence on the world devotional music stage took place at the beginning of the 21st Century. In collaboration with his good friends, Guru Singh and Thomas Barquee, he released the album A Game of Chants with the Grammy-winning singer Seal. He also began to record as part of the Peace Family, a group featuring the angelic voice of Snatam Kaur.
In 2001 he became Snatam’s manager as well as her guitarist and support-vocalist, and proceeded to guide her blossoming career. Similarly he has been a major influence on the careers of the devotional duo Mirabai Ceiba, producer Thomas_Barquee, singer Nirinjan Kaur, and others.
He made his debut as a solo artist in 2004 when he released his album Grateful Ganesh. This was followed in 2006 by his hugely successful Pure Ganesh. 2008 saw the release of Joy is Now and, in 2011, Kundalini Surjhee. These recordings contain a remarkable blend of heartfelt songcraft, profound devotional mood and sterling guitar work, covering a vast range of musical styles, from jazz to rock to raga.
His latest project, The GuruGanesha Band, takes his unique vision into bold new aural dimensions.
“It’s something new, in that it’s bringing a guitar band sound into the world devotional music arena. The sound of guitar bands is something that many people grew up with, and something that unites several generations, but here we’re using it in service of a higher purpose. I’m 60 years old now and I’ve dedicated the last twelve years of my life to sending healing music out to the world. And The GuruGanesha Band is a project that’s been in my heart for all of those years. Right now seems the perfect time to roll it out.” – Guru Ganesha Singh
He describes the GuruGanesha Band sound as “a unique blend of kirtan, raga, rock, and deeply meditative folk music.” Primarily he will be playing electric guitar and has surrounded himself with a group of highly-talented musicians in possession of not just musical virtuosity but also a clear ability to channel the spiritual energy that the band will be serving.
Their debut album, A Thousand Suns, takes world devotional music to visionary new realms of innovation. The inspiring fusion of kirtan, rock, raga, folk, blues and Latin sounds has inoculated audiences from coast to coast with bliss and ecstatic joy, leaving them crying out for more.
GuruGanesha was born in Boston, Massachusetts to a Russian Jewish father who worked as a professional comedian/singer and an Irish Catholic mother who was a professional dancer. His early years were filled with song and dance.
He is one of those rare individuals, a born raconteur possessing an easy going warmth who is also able to combine the heart and soul of an artist with the clear, quick mind of a businessman. Before he started Spirit Voyage Records in January of 2000, he had already found financial success as founder and CEO of Sandler Training Institute of Virginia, a sales training company for the high-tech industry.
For many people, this achievement may have been enough, but for GuruGanesha Singh it was merely a prelude to a stellar musical career as a producer, guitarist, singer, songwriter and all-around prime mover in the burgeoning world devotional music genre.
Hug the World Foundation Charity Golf Outing
We are excited to announce that Hug the World Foundation will be hosting our very first HTW Charity Golf Outing this September!
Please consider joining us to sponsor and/or donate for our outing on Sunday, September 25th, 2016 at The Kings Island Golf Center Grizzly Course in Mason, Ohio. Golfers and guests will take pleasure in a wonderful day of sport, refreshing food and beverages, and a variety of raffle items and prizes!
A portion of the proceeds from this year’s outing will benefit two local groups with missions that we find very important; Special Olympics Ohio, who provides sports training and competition opportunities for children and adults with disabilities, and SPCA Cincinnati, who provides shelter and rehabilitation services to animals in need, as well as works to encourage humane principals and foster the human-animal bond.
Join us for a night under the stars at the stunning Greenacres Arts Center. Jeff and Jenn from Q102 will emcee a fabulous night of dancing to live-music by Clueless, tapas from more than 20 of Cincinnati’s best restaurants and caterers, cocktails and a premier auction – featuring international getaways, sports packages, private dining experiences and more. Proceeds benefit Stepping Stones’ year-round programs for children and adults with disabilities.
Hearts and Health Walk/Run
Celebrate Sweetest Day the healthful way by being a part of the 5th Annual Hearts and Health Run / Walk to Fight Childhood Obesity in Cincinnati on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Otto Armleder Park. The day will include a 4 Mile Run/Walk. This family-friendly event is presented by the Center for Better Health and Nutrition at Cincinnati Children’s. All proceeds will support our camp for overweight and obese children.
HealthWorks! Camps Out is a weeklong overnight summer camp at Camp Joy in Clarksville, OH. The camp offers a variety of activities tailored to each camper’s needs, promoting physical activity and healthy food choices. Through this unique event, we aim to make greater Cincinnati a place filled with healthy children who eat right and are more active.