Sunday, April 18, 2004

Seen: Greater Cincinnati's Benefits and Bashes

Cincinnati FunRaisers Swing Into Spring

[IMAGE] Mary Lynn Fledderman (left) talks with FunRaisers president Rich Perry and Bev Flora.
(Philip Groshong photo)

The Cincinnati FunRaisers, single professionals dedicated to raising money for cancer research at Children's Hospital Medical Center (CHMC), hosted Swing Into Spring.

The evening, at the Coconut Grove in Newport, featured cocktails, buffet and a chance to dance the night away.

A crowd of about 150 enjoyed all the evening had to offer for a ticket price of $8-$10. Proceeds will help support the cancer research efforts at CHMC.

FunRaisers is operated solely by volunteers. Since its inception in 1985, FunRaisers has contributed more than $500,000 to CHMC.

Pregnancy Care of Cincinnati's Partnership Banquet

Pregnancy Care of Cincinnati's 20th anniversary Partnership Banquet drew more than 650 guests to the Hyatt Regency, downtown. The evening, which raised $186,000, featured dinner and an address by author Lee Ezell.

A nonprofit organization, Pregnancy Care of Cincinnati provides hope, help and healing to those with pregnancy-related concerns. The organization offers a 24-hour pregnancy helpline, a 24-hour post-abortion support helpline and Teen Focus, which allows teenagers to express their concerns or questions anonymously.

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