One of the best things about the job I have is that I get to be involved with some very positive people who are attempting to make a difference.
Such was the case Saturday night when I served as MC and dinner music provider for the 8th annual “Spring For A Cure” event in the gymnasium at Lima Central Catholic High School.
The event is affiliated with the annual Pelotonia bicycling adventure, and raised thousands of dollars for research at the James Cancer research Center in Columbus.
Over their history, the events have raised more than 300 thousand dollars!
Thousands more were added to the total Saturday night when 500 people turned out to enjoy food and beverages, buy raffle tickets galore, and bid on silent and live auction items.
The night is a festive event, but you could have heard a pin drop during speeches from a couple survivors.
2-time cancer survivor and Columbus Grove resident Dave Tabler explained his journey with a very inspirational message.
And Doug Ulman, who serves as president for the Pelotonia event in Ohio, spoke about how he himself survived 2 different types of cancer during his youth.
The atmosphere during the “Spring for A Cure” event was very uplifting and gave those who took part, I think, the hope that the money they spent will help to provide O.S.U. researchers with the funds they need to find the cures that will make cancer a distant memory!!
Because we can’t find a cure fast enough, I’ll volunteer my time to help raise money whenever I’m asked!
That’s the way I see it.