If the local and national news on T.V. was your only source as to what is happening in the world today, you may think all people do is harm each other. On the other hand, if you actually get out i and participate in life, your perception of mankind would be much different.
Last Friday ( 07/26/13 ), Robbie Flair and myself co-hosted a fundraiser for our friend Michael V. Sullivan at Barley House Akron. Many of you know Michael as a popular young bartender at Barley House Cleveland. He is currently battling & winning his fight against Lukemia His courage in the face of this nasty disease is an inspiration to all who know him. “I’m no chump!” is his favorite battle cry directed towards his adversary.
BH Akron was packed with his family and friends. The outpouring of love and compassion displayed in the room was enough to soften even the most hardened of hearts. Not only was there much needed financial support given to his wonderful family, but also the comfort of knowing so many people are praying for his speedy recovery.
On behalf of Michael, his family, Robbie and myself…. Thanks to all who came out and gave of themselves in so many different ways at this great event. Please do not forget the battle continues. Take a little time to keep in touch with MIchael and his family. The littlest of gestures mean a lot in their time of need.
We are all with you Michael….You got this……………….
My play cousin,James f. Toth, a fine man, a great husband & father, was taken too early by the terrible killer Leukemia. Thanks to research, there are many more treatments available now than were then. One very important one is made possible thru a donor match program. The next couple of posts describe how you can help & have fun in the process. This program could very well be needed by you or your family. Any questions? Contact me directly.
All donations, big or small, could me a difference: Visit My Donations Page
Be The Match® – Cleveland is launching a signature event called Be The Match Goes Over The Edge…to cure blood cancer. Over the Edge sends participants who have raised $1,000 in pledges rappelling down an office building!
Be The Match understands that families facing challenges such as blood cancer, are searching for solid ground. Our goal is to help make finding that solid ground easier. Hang out with us in support of the Be The Match mission and the families we serve.
Rappel down Tower East in beautiful Shaker Heights and help us celebrate with patients, families and friends of the Be The Match community.
See Over The Edge in Action.
Date: Saturday, July 27, 2013
Location: Tower East Office Building
20600 Chagrin Boulevard
Shaker Heights, OH 44122
There are many ways to support this event. Check out the “About Tab” for more information!
Be The Match helps patients receive the marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant they need. Thousands of patients with leukemia and other life-threatening diseases depend on Be The Match Registry® to find an unrelated donor and a second chance at life. Seventy percent of patients do not have a donor match in their family.