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Beast of the East Fork
Beast of the East Fork is the first race of its kind in Eastern Cincinnati. Don’t be fooled, this isn’t your grandma’s 5K. But that shouldn’t stop her from coming! It’s an all-out adventure through the woods and fields of beautiful East Fork State Park, where you’ll find yourself taking on a multitude of natural and man-made beastly obstacles.
Competitive solo athlete? Family of four? Run, jump, and climb your way along trails and hillsides as you seek the beast within. The 3-mile course will take you through terrain and obstacles for adventurers of all skill levels, testing the beast in all of us. Our course is designed to give you, and your friends & family, an experience you’ll never forget; run at your pace, knowing each obstacle can be conquered by anyone willing to take it on. Fast, Slow, Easy, Hard…Decide for yourself or with your teammates.
The day doesn’t end at the finish line! Stick around after the race for food (meal ticket included with each registration), refreshments, inflatables (fun for all ages), and music while you share stories of your adventures from the day.
Date: May 30th, 2015
Location: East Fork State Park
Start Time: 10am
More information at www.beastoftheeastfork.com or email@example.com.
100% of proceeds from Beast of the East Fork will be donated to support Southeast Cincinnati Young Life’s Camp Scholarship Fund. These funds go specifically and solely to assisting local adolescents experience Young Life summer camp.
Southeast Cincinnati Young Life is a youth ministry serving the Forest Hills, West Clermont, New Richmond, and Batavia School Districts. Young Life volunteers (we call them leaders) invest 100’s of hours every year into building relationships with and mentoring adolescents in our communities. Learn more about Young Life at ylsec.org and younglife.org.
Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis!
This annual high-energy, fun, & educational walk for CCFA brings together families, friends, and patients to raise money for research to cure these painful, medically incurable diseases that attack the digestive system. Raise over $100 to reach MVP status!
Registration Required; Fundraising Encouraged!
1st Annual Run For Kids Sake
5K Run/Walk at Warren County Armco Park. Road race with official timing by Buckeye Timing. Prizes for top finishers & age groups. Pre & Post race food and beverages. All proceeds support the mentoring programs of Big Brothers and Sisters of Warren and Clinton Counties. 5K Registration is $25 through May 16th. $30 after May 16th. Early Bird Registration Raffle. Raffle prizes include an IPad Air 2 and Cincinnati Reds Tickets.
1st Annual “Country Picnic”, will be held on May 31, 2015, at Petersburg Community Center in Petersburg, KY from 11:30am-2pm. This event is being hosted by Caitlin Holt and Doug Colston in remembrance of their daughter Raelynn Frances Pearl Colston who passed away on August 19, 2014 of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).Their goal for this event is not only to raise moneyfor the SIDS Institute, but to raise much needed awareness as well. In addition to the picnic, they are having a corn hole tournament, face painting, raffles, bingo, and a balloon release ceremony in remembrance of Raelynn and other babies who have passed from this unexplainable death. All proceeds benefit the SIDS Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity.
If you have any questions, need additional information, would like to donate or participate in the tournament, please contact Leanna Holt at 859-409-5521.
‘CELEBRATE’ Affordable Living by ERH
Please join us in this celebration of Episcopal Retirement Homes’ (ERH) mission of serving 1,000 low-income seniors in 16 Affordable Living Communities operating in this region, including Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. With many additional communities planned in the future, we have lots to Celebrate!
Dress Bright to Fight Cancer Wine Tasting
Dress Bright to Fight! Join us for an evening of wine, entertainment, prizes, raffles and a fantastic view of the city as we toast to fighting back against cancer! We are fighting for every birthday, threatened by every cancer, in every community.
When: Friday, June 12, 2015 Time: 7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Where: Taft Center 425 Walnut Street
Parking: Parking is available at the Fountain Square garage
Tickets: Website to come for ticket purchase! Join the Facebook Event page for updates
What to Wear: Wear your bright colors for the fight! You are encouraged to wear the color that represents the cancer that you have been affected by or would like to support. Business casual or cocktail attire are both welcome.
This event is organized by the Young Professionals of the American Cancer Society but all are welcome!
Angelfest is Guardian Angels Parish’s annual festival which will be held June 12, 13, 14 in 2015. Families make Angelsfest a central part of their summer plans. Thousands of people come to Guardian Angels in Mt. Washington during this three-day event to enjoy good food and drinks, live music, rides, and games for children and adults. The festival is a key fundraiser that benefits the parish and the school.
“Over the Edge For Elders” Rappelling for Low-income Senior Housing
Free to view-$1,000 to Rappel
1105 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Older adults deserve to live with dignity and enjoy life in a safe and enriching community regardless of their financial situation. ‘Over the Edge for Elders’ is a fundraising event supporting low-income senior housing. Individual participants who raise a minimum of $1,000 will have the once-in-a-lifetime experience of rappelling down a high-rise building.
Milford Kiwanis Ninth Annual Bowling Party
The Milford Kiwanis Ninth Annual Bowling Party is our biggest fundraiser of the year and it helps us to fund our many projects throughout the year. Some of these projects include back to school and Christmas assistance, child focus, back pack ministries (donating food to in need children to fill bags so they can eat on the weekends), school age Kiwanis clubs, and scholarships to graduating seniors. Additionally, throughout the year we send care packages to soldiers in war zones. The event will take place Saturday June 13, 2015 at 6:30 PM at Cherry Grove Bowling Lanes (4005 Hopper Hill Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45255). There will be a silent auction, door prizes, and a bake sale. For questions about the event or how you can donate please contact Libby at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can’t wait to see you all there!
Liver Life walk Cincinnati
Liver Life Walk allows people affected by liver disease to come together and raise critical funds and awareness for the American Liver Foundation, all while having a good time. The walk will include a one mile walk around the park, entertainment, raffle, kids zone, refreshments and a team t-shirt competition.
Gloria Dei Community Yard Sale
Fundraising event for Youth Mission Trips.
Pick up the treasures others don’t need anymore. We’re encouraging our vendors from the Craft Fair to sell their amazing crafts, too.
In past years we’ve had:
*clothing- all ages
We’ll also be selling snacks so you can keep up your energy for shopping!
LUNGS ON THE RUN
6th Annual Lungs on the Run 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Walk
When: June 20,2015 at 8:30 a.m.
Where: Race will be held at the West Chester Hospital, 7700 University Drive, West Chester, OH 45069
near the intersection of Cox rd./ Tylersville Rd.
Run Categories: 14-under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
Race Walk Categories: 29-under, 30-44, 45-59, 60+
Registration: Pre-registration available online until 11:59 pm on 6/17/15. Must register by 6/10/15 to be guaranteed a t-shirt. Mailed in registrations must be postmarked by 6/15/15. Race day registration begins at 6:30 am at West Chester Hospital.
Entry Fee: $25 pre-reg/$30 race day (includes t-shirt, while supplies last & post-race refreshments)
PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE CINCINNATI CANCER CENTER www.cincinnaticancercenter.org
If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions please contact us at email@example.com
NamasDey Stretch in Jungle Presented by Viva Vantage
Hey Who Dey Nation!
On June 20th, join us in the Jungle for yoga on the field at Paul Brown Stadium brought to you by Viva® Vantage*! The yoga class will be led by instructors from The Yoga Bar and all levels are welcome! The class will consist of standing and seated postures to enhance strength and flexibility and end with seated meditation and mindful breathing. It’s your chance to come together and take the field before the Bengals kick off the season!
Bring your yoga mat, your waiver and we will take care of the rest! NamasDEY!
Event is rain or shine.
$10 entry fee with all proceeds going to the Freestore Foodbank!
Participants are welcome to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the Freestore Foodbank.
Date: June 20th, 2015
Registration/Check in/Get set on the Field: 9AM – 9:30AM
Yoga Class: 10AM – 11AM
Refreshments: 11AM – 11:30AM
Parking: Parking will be available in Lot’s D and E for $5.00.
8th Annual Golf Fundraiser
2015 Charity Golf Classic
When: Saturday, June 20th 8:30 AM
Where: Beavercreek Golf Club
Check-In: 1 Hour Prior
Cost: $100 / player (golf, cart, lunch, & much more)
Format: (4) person scramble (Men & Women)
Awards: Top Five teams & Last Place
Sponsorship packages available for Gold, Silver and Bronze Levels; Hole Sponsors and Patrons
See our website at www.BlueStarMothersDayton.com for more information about our event, who we are and what we do to support our Military Troops and Veterans.
Food Truckin’ for Josh Cares presented by Kroger and P&G
Food Truckin’ for Josh Cares presented by Kroger and P&G is an event aimed at raising funds for, and awareness of, the Josh Cares Child Life Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center while promoting the vibrant live/work community of Downtown Cincinnati. Now in its third year, Food Truckin’ for Josh Cares is quickly becoming a signature annual downtown event.
The event will be held on Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 from 11 AM – 2 PM on Fountain Square. Highlights of the event included 15 delectable food trucks, the energetic emceeing of Fox 19’s Frank Marzullo, broadcasting and hosting of the Golden Spatula Award, social media contests for great prizes, and feature interviews with Josh Cares families, sponsors, and our Junior Board volunteers who put on this spectacular event.
Food Truckin’ For Josh Cares
Josh Cares hosts third annual food truck festival
Wednesday, June 24, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m
Foodies and philanthropists will unite downtown at Food Truckin’ for Josh Cares: Presented by Proctor & Gamble and Kroger, where 11 of the city’s top food trucks serve up dishes for a good cause.
The third annual lunchtime festival and fundraiser supports the Josh Cares mission to provide companionship and comfort to children in critical and chronic care units in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center whose parents are unable to be by their sides throughout much, or in some cases all, of their lengthy hospitalizations.
“Food Truckin’ for Josh Cares is great fun — and all for a good cause,” says Joy Blang, Executive Director, Josh Cares. “You can sample a diverse selection of the city’s best food trucks at a low cost, while enjoying Fountain Square and supporting children in need.”
Food Truckin’ for Josh Cares, which drew nearly 1,000 people and raised over $17,000 in 2013, is free and open to the public. Tickets can be purchased at the event for $2 each, and redeemed for items at any of 11 participating food trucks.
Frank Marzullo of Fox 19 will emcee the event, which culminates with a “Golden Spatula Awards” contest, with best entree and best sweet treat chosen by a panel.
2015 Chocolate Tour
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
Milton Hershey School Athletic Complex
Hershey, PA, 17033
Teah Batdorf, Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center Administrator
The Second Guate-Gala: A Reach for Education
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.
Dystance4Dystonia Cincinnati Zoo Day
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
Registration begins at 7:30AM
Event begins at 8:30 AM
Zoo opens to public at 9:00 AM
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
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
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