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HART Fundraiser at Stricker’s Grove

05:00 pm

Stricker’s Grove will be open to the public on Friday July 31, 2015 5pm – 10pm to raise money for HART! $5 admission will get you unlimited rides and fun all while saving the lives of many cats, kitties, dogs and puppies! There will be face painting, games, food, split the pot, raffle baskets and FREE PARKING! Bring the family for a night of FUN!! Visit www.rescueahart.org or contact mmoats@cinci.rr.com for more information. Stricker’s Grove is located at 11490 Hamilton-Cleves Rd, Hamilton, OH 45013. Hope to see you there!


2015 Chocolate Tour

06:30 am

2015 Chocolate Tour in Hershey, PA on August 8, 2015

Join us for the 5th Annual Chocolate Tour to support cancer research at Penn State University. There is something for everyone! Exciting events to choose from include the Foreman Foundation 10K run/race, the Mike Geltrude Foundation 5K or 10K walk and Cycling events (10, 25, 35, 50, 75 and 100 miles). With rest stops available every mile, walkers and runners will enjoy local chocolate.

Cyclists will enjoy riding through the beautiful countryside of central Pennsylvania with its Amish farms, wooded areas, and covered bridges while visiting the historic chocolate towns of Hershey (home of Hershey’s Chocolate), Elizabethtown (home of M&M Mars), and Lititz (home of Wilbur Chocolate Company). Aside from other cycling friendly food, rest stops have samplings of local chocolate and riders will be provided with a meal upon return.

Registration is now open! Cost $30-45 before July 13. (prices increase to $40-$55 after July 13)
The events start at the Milton Hershey School Campus. To register, get directions, and for more details, visit http://www.thechocolatetour.com/ or PennStateHershey.org/melanoma.

All funds raised by the 2015 Chocolate Tour support cancer research to find a cure at Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute. “Inspired to walk, inspired to run, inspired to bike, inspired to find a cure”

Registration and packet pickup – 6:30-9:30 am
8 am – Start time for The Chocolate Tour Cycling Events
8:30 am – Start for The Chocolate Tour 10 K Run
8:45 am – Start for The Chocolate Tour 5K and 10K Walk
Award Ceremony for The Chocolate Tour 10K Run/Race following the event
Start Location
Milton Hershey School Athletic Complex
Brook Drive
Hershey, PA, 17033
Contact Information
Teah Batdorf, Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center Administrator
(717) 531-1541



The Second Guate-Gala: A Reach for Education

06:00 pm

This is an annual dinner fundraiser held at The Gardens of Park Hills, KY 41011. Money is being raised to help send poor and orphaned kids to school in Guatemala, as well as build a much-needed youth community center in the town of Santiago, Guatemala. Evening includes a sit-down meal, open bar, silent auction, prizes, games and fun! Tickets are $50 pp and can be purchased online at http://www.tenfe-guatemala.com/the-guate-gala/ or a check can be made to TEN FE and mailed to 274 Allentown Drive Fort Mitchell, KY 41017. Come for a night of fun and help make a difference in the lives of poor children. These kids deserve an education and a chance for a better future.


Support Isabelle’s Allies

12:00 pm

Where: Jim & Jack’s on the River
Cost: $10 includes spaghetti dinner, salad, desert, door prizes and entertainment.


Van for the Klare Family

12:00 am

This is the fundraising campaign for Van for the Klare Famiy.

Our family is a unique one. To understand this, you need a bit of background on our brothers, Nicholas and Nathan, and their disease, Charcot-Marie-Tooth. At an early age, both boys were diagnosed with CMT. CMT is a neuro-muscular disease which causes their muscle tissue to deteriorate and their nerves to stop functioning. This disease has left both boys in wheelchairs. Our brothers inspire people around them daily. Nathan, the youngest, works in a doctor’s office as well as runs an independent business selling his art and doing freelance graphic design. Nicholas has continued running his business, Klare Lawn Service, with his older brother, Andrew, despite having to be lifted in and out of the truck and on and off his lawnmower. It is his passion.
And our parents have always made it clear to us that we should pursue our passions.

Over the last few years, however, it has become more and more difficult for our parents to transport our brothers. As of now, our parents lift both boys in and out of the car, which has taken a toll on both of their bodies. They can’t go on this way much longer. They are currently working with vocational rehab to see what can be done in the way of a handicapped accessible van; however, they have been told it could take up to a year to be approved, then a van would need to be purchased (new) and then adaptations made. That is IF they are approved. But as mentioned previously, the van was needed months, if not years, ago. We have started this campaign to help our parents, Bill and Paula Klare, raise money for a handicap accessible van.

Any help you could give would be much appreciated by the Klare family. The smallest amount given can change four people’s lives more than you could ever imagine. Thank you for all your help.


Dystance4Dystonia Cincinnati Zoo Day

07:30 am


Dystance4Dystonia Cincinnati Zoo Walk 9-12-2015

Adults: $25.00 Children $15.00 (2 to 12) 1 and under is free

Fee includes all day admission to the zoo, zoo parking. and a T-shirt. Entertainment from Cincinnati Circus company , Face Painting, Meet & Greet with Disney and Marvel Characters, Refreshment’s and snacks. Team names will be included on the back of T-shirts for those with a minimum of 10 team members. Anyone can form a team this year. This will help us grow an reach our goals. If your interested in forming a team and have questions please contact me through our Facebook event page.

What is dystonia?

Dystonia is a disorder characterized by involuntary muscle contractions that cause slow repetitive movements or abnormal postures. The movements may be painful, and some individuals with dystonia may have a tremor or other neurologic features. There are several different forms of dystonia that may affect only one muscle, groups of muscles, or muscles throughout the body. Some forms of dystonia are genetic but the cause for the majority of cases is not known.

You can register @


Please Know your Team Name at Registration. If you have a team you are building you do not have to all register at once. When one person registers for a new team. The team name will be added to the register team list on the side of the left page. You can be Unique or just use your name. You do not have to affected with Dystonia to form a team. ♥

All proceeds benefit the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation and their efforts in finding a cure and funding cutting edge research for Dystonia.

Adults: $25.00 Children $15.00 one and under free

Register @


Registration begins at 7:30AM
Event begins at 8:30 AM
Zoo opens to public at 9:00 AM

Cincinnati Zoo
3400 Vine Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
Park in The Vine Street Entrance , Event begins in the Serengeti Shelter Area .


Tri State Firefighter Chili Cook Off

11:00 am

Come support our Firefighters as Brock Restoration presents: the first annual Tri State Firefighter Chili Cook Off Saturday, October 17th from 11am-4pm at Yeatman’s Cove!
Join Fire Departments from the Tri State as they build their custom booths and cook the best chili.
Rhinegeist will be serving brew and the band My Sister Sarah will be playing on the main stage!
fun for the entire family featuring a large Kids Zone with obstacle course, bouncy house, climbing wall, stilt walking balloon animal man, living firefighter statue and face painting!
Awards for the best chili, best booth and most money raised for the Red Cross.


A Wicked Affair

07:00 pm

The 4th Annual A Wicked Affair will be held at Receptions Eastgate to raise money for The National Kidney Foundation of Cincinnati. This is an adult only Halloween costume party. Costume contest with prizes, silent auctions, raffle for cash. $40 a person includes dinner, dancing, beer, wine, and free costume contest. Must be 21 to attend. Tickets advance sales only. Visit our fb page for more info at www.facebook.com/awickedaffair. We are an independent event not affiliated with The National Kidney Foundation. Call Krista 937.763.0474