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Pacemaker for Nelson
Hi my name is Jen & I am submitting this on behalf of my twin brother Bill for his foster dog (adoption in process) Nelson. Nelson is a delightfully sweet 2-year old youngster in need of a pacemaker. Before being fostered by my brother, Nelson was at the League for Animal Welfare where they discovered he had an abnormally slow heart rate & thus diagnosed with atrial myopathy. This puts him at risk for sudden death but we can stop this from happening & Nelson can go on to live many happy years with a pacemaker.
Sadly, Nelsons funding page has stalled. I’m trying to get his page jumpstarted by putting his information here. It’s the least I can do for my brother, his family & Nelson.
To donate, click here.
The Standard’s 2016 Volunteer Expo at Fountain Square
On Thursday, September 8, 2016, Cincinnati’s largest volunteer expo returns to Fountain Square for its sixth consecutive year. With more than 40 participating non-profits, The Standard’s Volunteer Expo is a unique opportunity for community members to learn about a wide variety of service and donation opportunities that match their talents and interests. Participating organizations represent the arts, culture, humanities, the environment, animal welfare, health, human services and more. If you’ve ever wanted to make a difference but weren’t sure how, the Volunteer Expo is a great place to start.
CAToberfest Silent Auction and Dinner
Location: UAW Local 863
10708 Reading Road
Evendale, OH 45241
The event includes dinner, the Silent Auction, Buy It Now Table; Mystery Bags, Bake Sale and raffle.
Tickets are available online at www.thescratchingpost.org beginning August 1 or stop by The Scratching Post (6948 Plainfield Road) during business hours: Thursday from 12:00-8:00pm;
Saturday and Sunday from 12:00-4:00pm.
The Scratching Post is a non-profit, no-kill cat shelter.
HAE- In Motion
Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) is a rare and potentially life threatening genetic condition affecting about 1 in 50,000 people. HAE symptoms include episodes of edema (swelling) in various body parts including the hands, feet face and airway. Please come join us at Miami Whitewater forest on Saturday, September 10th at 8am for the 5k run/walk and the 1st annual craft fair from (8am-noon) to support a worthy cause.
Register today 5k.haea.org
Entrepreneurship and Technology Symposium
Fix N’ Give is excited to bring you an evening of stimulating leaders to tell their stories of success and upcoming technology innovations. Cincinnati is recognized as one of the major U.S. cities considered a Tech Innovation Hub. Come and see what is happening right in our backyards and get inspired to join and create.
See what inspires small start up companies like Instagram and Whatsapp to grow into giants with billion dollar evaluations in the blink of an eye. Learn how to read the trends and get inspired to think forward to how we as a species are evolving and how our needs are changing at lightning speed. Come see who else is a rising star and how you can get involved.
Join us on September 22 at the Cincinnati Country Day School Auditorium at 7:00 PM to learn what drives entrepreneurs from Vora Ventures, CincyTech, and local start-ups from Cincinnati. There’s a lot to learn from these experts about where the future of technology is headed. This valuable opportunity gives you the chance to network with companies and talent on the cutting edge of Cincinnati’s Tech Start-Up scene for internships opportunities and future connections. You might also find valuable investment opportunities.
The symposium is open to all student, parents, teachers and guests. Don’t miss out!
Visit us at our website-
Wine & Wags! A Benefit Event for Brown County Animal Shelter Hosted by Rose & Remington of Hyde Park
Rose & Remington is a locally owned boutique, and they have been generous enough to sponsor “Wine and Wags” for Brown County on Friday, September 23, 2016. There will be a wine tasting and 25% of all sales that evening will go directly to Brown County.
Their mission of the Shelter is dedicated to the care and well-being of animals that have been rescued due to cruelty, neglect, homelessness or owner surrenders. The BCAS is committed to placing these animals into permanent, loving homes and feels morally obligated to protect and improve the lives of all animals and to educate our community about proper and responsible care.
The event starts at 5pm and the Wine Tasting starts at 6pm.
Admission to the Wine Tasting = One bottle of wine to be shared and you will receive 5 wine tasting tickets.
25%of the evening sales at Rose and Remington will go to Brown County Animal Shelter.
There will be lots of raffles, door prizes and swag bags will be given to the first 50 people!
We held this event in the Spring and raised over $1300 for Brown County, so we are planning on this time to be bigger and better!
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.
2016 “Go for Gold” Walk & Roll
Join us on Saturday September 24, 2016 for the SBCC Walk-N-Roll and Family Picnic at Miami Whitewater Forest benefiting the Spina Bifida Coalition of Cincinnati.
Registration is $35.00
After the family-friendly Walk & Roll stay for the picnic, meet our sponsors,or just socialize with the Spina Bifida community.
Last year, we raised over $85,000 and had over 700 people in attendance! Let’s “GO for GOLD” in 2016!
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.
Monte Carlo Superheroes Gala
Not all superheroes wear a cape, some are hiding in plain sight. As an organ and tissue donor, you too can be a superhero to someone in need. The LifeCenter Monte Carlo Superheroes Gala, sponsored by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, will celebrate all our Cincinnati heroes. Get ready for a fun filled evening featuring, DJ Toad, a massive silent auction, open bar, wonderful food and all for a great cause, raising awareness for the more than 123,000 waiting for a lifesaving transplant. Say “yes” to donation and “yes” to attending an event you won’t forget. ‘
Location: Jack Cincinnati Casino
1000 Broadway St. Cincinnati OH, 45202
Ticket information – $100 each or 2 for $150. $1500 for a non-sponsor reserved table.
Young professionals under 30 ticket price: $30
Denim and Diamonds-Dining to Make a Difference
Please join us for Denim and Diamonds-Dining to Make a Difference benefiting Women’s Crisis Center on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 6:30pm-11:00pm in Maysville Kentucky at Maysville Conference Center.
You can purchase tickest and learn more about this event and other events and also Women’s Crisis Center by visiting our website www.wccky.org.
We hope you can join us for Denim and Diamonds!
Run For THEIR Lives 5K Event
Safe Passage Inc is a Domestic Violence shelter located in South Eastern IN, providing services and prevention programs for surrounding communities in a fight to end Domestic Violence. Anytime Fitness is proud to sponsor our inaugural 5K this fall. Run or walk with us on October 1st 2016 and earn your custom medal, at the beautiful Mounds Recreation Area at the Brookville Lake Reservoir, as we honor the survivors of Domestic violence, as well as those currently struggling with Domestic Violence. To purchase tickets please visit www.safepassageinc.eventbrite and register today. If you are unable to make the date, please consider sponsoring a survivor!
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.
The Dragonfly Foundation and Liberty Center will host a “Dragonfly Dash” event on October 8, 2016. Jennifer Fritsch from Q102 will be the event emcee! The main feature of the event is the “Dash” where participants will walk, skip, roll, hop one half-block (333 feet) around the Liberty Center’s green-space adjacent to the Foundry building. The event will take place on October 8, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM at Liberty Center Shopping Center, with the Dash running in 10-minute groups starting at 10:30 AM. The event will include entertainment provided by Cincinnati Circus on the lawn of Liberty Center, music, snacks and drinks, an auction/raffle, an after party, and awards ceremony on the rooftop deck.
Admission to the event is $10 per adult, $5 per child (4-18), and free for anyone under the age of 3. A $5 Military Discount will be available to those with a current military ID. Online registration ends September 8th. All proceeds will help Dragonfly meet the needs of young cancer patients and their families.
The Dragonfly Foundation believes that the Dash is not about how long the run is, or about what you do while you are doing it, it’s about how much you enJOY the moment. The Dash, like life, is short.
The length of the dash is 333 feet. The repetition of the number three signifies “mind, body, and spirit,” and to be mindful of new opportunities that cross one’s path. As a foundation, Dragonfly’s goal is to provide emotional support for young cancer and bone marrow transplant patients and their families – which is what the choice to hold a 333 ft. long “dash” signifies. Prizes will NOT be awarded for the fastest or slowest, instead, prizes will be awarded (in both child and adult categories) for enthusiasm, participation, and JOY. A raffle prize will also be awarded among those who visit at least half of the participating Liberty Center stores/restaurants and get their “passports” (which will be provided) signed.
Liberty Shopping Center is located at 7100 Foundry Row Liberty Township, Ohio 45069.
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.
Toast For Hope
Toast For Hope, Please join us for this event celebrating Women’s Crisis Center 40th Anniversary at Drees Pavilion Covington, KY. Women’s Crisis Center is celebrating 40 years committed to leading our community in socical change to end domestic violence, rape and sexual abuse.
We hope to see you at our 40th Anniversary celebration Toat For Hope. You can RSVP and purchase tickets/sponorship and learn more about Women’s Crisis Center at www.wccky.org. For questions, please feel free to contact Marsha Croxton at firstname.lastname@example.org 859-655-2644 or Bethany Flick at email@example.com 859-512-1651.
We hope to see you at our 40th Anniversary celebration, Toast For Hope.
Description: The Hunger 5K is a fun, family-friendly way for people of all ages to help those in need. Proceeds benefit Matthew 25: Ministries’ work with the poorest of the poor in Greater Cincinnati, throughout the U.S., and around the world. The eleventh annual Hunger 5K Run and Walk takes place on November 5th at 8:30 AM. The Race also kicks off Matthew 25’s annual Hunger Food Drive which benefits food pantries and shelters in the Greater Cincinnati area. Participants can save $10 by registering in advance. Don’t miss the huge afterparty that includes food galore, face painting, music and chocolate fountains! All proceeds from the race and the food drive benefit Matthew 25: Ministries’ work with the poorest of the poor. For more information visit www.hunger5K.org.