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Archive for August, 2010

Ice Cream to the Rescue!

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

We’ve been awful busy planning The Carter Nedley Golf Classic. Maybe too busy. We almost forgot that it had been nearly two months since Father’s Day, when we brought bagels to the patients, families, and staff at The Cleveland Clinic.

The timing for a return was fortuitous, what with the Clinic’s recent ban on the sale of sugary foods. Sweets and sodas can be smuggled in, of course, but now are practically extinct from the vending machines and the food court. Gonna make it a little tough for a parent to find their hospitalized child that occasional treat, when he or she wants one.

So on August 10th, Lisa and Grandma Karlene took action. They packed the two biggest coolers they could find with four gallons of delicious ice cream, bought a bunch of mylar balloons, and smuggled in an entire ice-cream party!

Our team arrived safely, then spent a few pleasant hours making sundaes for the patients, their families, and the staff at the pediatric-oncology inpatient unit and pediatric hematology/oncology day clinic. They came armed with toppings, too: Mini Chips Ahoy, Mini Oreos, sprinkles, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce.

You’re welcome, everyone. Remember that you’re the reason we do what we do. We’ll be back for Halloween.

A Page, a Logo, More Prizes, and a New Way to Register — Must Be Another Update on The Carter Nedley Golf Classic

Friday, August 6th, 2010

In our last post, we pretty much came out and asked for June back because the date for The Carter Nedley Golf Classic, our biggest event to date, is approaching so fast. Hopefully now we’re starting to get caught up.

First, we’ve added a new page to the site which is dedicated solely to the event. All the information you could possibly want to know about The Carter Nedley Golf Classic will be posted on the page, and any new information from updates we post on the homepage quickly will make their way over there.

Gracing the page is the logo you see above, which comes courtesy of our good friend Amira Maher. Amira, you may remember, designed those incredible brochures for our spring fundraiser. You’ll be seeing this wonderful creation on everything related to the event: flyers, hole signs, the event program, everything. (Our thanks, too, to Amira.)

We’ll keep the new page updated, also, with our list of raffle prizes, which continues to grow. Added this week were:

1. a gift certificate from The Branding Iron Cookhouse;

2. a gift certificate from Flannery’s Pub;

3. four tickets to a 2011 Cleveland Gladiators game; and

4. a one-month family membership to The Mentor Heisley Racquet and Fitness Club!

Our thanks to all the businesses in the Greater Cleveland area which are supporting the mission of The Carter Nedley Foundation. Ready to join in? It’s not too late. E-mail us or call (440) 725-5118.

Finally, we’ve made it quicker and easier to lock up your team for the event. You can now register from one to four players or purchase your hole sponsorship online through PayPal. Simply scroll to the bottom of new page, choose your package from the dropdown box, click on the “Buy Now” button, and you’ll be transported to a secure website which will accept any major credit card or funds from your PayPal account.