Dear Friends & Family
I was recently nominated for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man of the Year campaign. Those nominated will raise funds for blood cancer research during a 10 week period beginning March 3rd through May 16th. My team and I need your help!
Why is this important to me?
On February 8th, 2009, my father, Dr. Carl J. Verbanic
, succumbed to cancer. Carl was diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus in February of 2008. As it happens, the cancer spread to his lungs last fall. My family’s most difficult period was my father’s last months and days. My father lived a long life and I was proud and lucky to have spent time with him. For those who are in their early years, we need to do what my father attempted to do… fight this disease! This is why I’ve accepted the challenge to help the fight against cancer!
• There are an estimated 894,000 Americans (and their families) currently living with blood cancers
• Leukemia takes the lives of more children than any other cancer
We will be raising funds in honor of six-year old, Lucy Yungblut
. At the age of four, Lucy was diagnosed with ALL leukemia. She has proven to be an amazing little girl. She enjoys pasta (extra parmesan cheese, please!), reading the “I Spy” series, and is a little entrepreneur who sold good luck head rubs for 25 cents apiece when she lost her hair. Lucy, and the memory of my father, Carl Verbanic, will serve as the driving forces for my 10-week campaign.
There are two ways to contribute:
• You can give online, www.manwomanoftheyear.org/soh
, and click on Chris Verbanic
• You can donate items for the Gala silent Auction email me for arrangements firstname.lastname@example.org
The money we raise will be used for research, patient services, advocacy and education. Each gift brings us closer to a cure!
You can also join us in our fight against cancer at the following events:
Corn Hole at Mulligan’s in Hyde Park!
Join us for an all-day corn hole tournament at Mulligan’s on Madison Road, http://cincinnati.metromix.com/restaurants/restaurant/mulligans-hyde-park-pub-hyde-park/605353/content
Saturday, April 11th, - 12pm
A Night of Music in Oakley!
A great line-up of music headlined by newcomers to the Cincinnati original music scene Bootleg Rider. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1489663&view=album&id=671007573&ref=nf#/pages/Bootleg-Rider/53314820753?ref=ts
Live at 20th Century Theatre in Oakley, http://www.the20thcenturytheatre.com
Saturday, May 9th, - 6pm
Gala Celebration Event
All contributions must be received before the Corporate event
, to which you are invited. It will be held on Friday, May 16th, at The Hyatt in Downtown Cincinnati.
For any questions, please call 513-404-8614.
On behalf of my father and Lucy Yungblut, thank you for your support!
Christopher A. Verbanic