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Archive for March, 2011

Tinis for the Tinies!

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

Join us at Tinis for the Tinies, our martini-night fundraiser, at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 25 at Olivor Twist in downtown Willoughby.

Attendees will enjoy a hearty sampling of the kitchen’s gourmet hors d’oeuvres and two drinks of their choice (beer, wine, liquor, or any from among Olivor Twist’s more than 40 different martinis).

Added to the menu for the evening will be six signature martinis, including “The Cartini” and “The Carterita.” Olivor Twist will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each of these drinks to The Carter Nedley Foundation.

We’ll also raffle off another collection of fabulous prizes, hold a restaurant-wide 50-50 raffle, and introduce you to our newest, fastest toy, “The Big Wheel” (which means even more fabulous prizes)!

Tickets are $30 each or two for $50.  The deadline to purchase tickets is Sunday, June 19, or when tickets are sold out, whichever comes first.

All proceeds will benefit The Carter Nedley Foundation.

More information about the event, including secure online ticket purchase through PayPal, can be found by clicking here.

We’ll also be soliciting our supporters and local businesses for prize donations.  Your donations may be tax-deductible as in-kind charitable contributions.  For more information, please contact Lisa at (440) 946-0807 or by e-mail.

Thank you, as always, for all your support.  We hope to see you at Tinis for the Tinies!

Carter’s CREW

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Last month we made a trip to the pediatric-oncology inpatient unit of The Cleveland Clinic to bring smiles to the families whose lives have been disrupted so severely by their child’s treatment.

We left the Clinic feeling good that our chocolates, toys, and parking passes had done just that.  We’ve been on the other side, after all, and know from experience how great it feels to be acknowledged.

But we left knowing, also, that these families need so much more.

They need help meeting simple living expenses such as food, fuel, and parking because their incomes have been compromised.  Much of what used to cover these expenses is now directed to their child’s medical care.

They need help keeping their child entertained while he or she undergoes difficult and painful courses of treatment.  They can’t take their child to the toy store or to the movies or even outside a hospital room because he or she is too weak or because his or her immune system is suppressed.

And, most importantly, they need to know that everything possible is being done to help maximize their child’s chance of being cured.  They need to know that clinical trials are not being curtailed or shut down because funding is short.  They need their hopes to become real.

Knowing all this, we ask ourselves the question: Can’t we do more?

We believe now that the answer is YES.  But we need your help.

The Carter Nedley Foundation is now a public charity exempt from Federal income taxes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  That’s really just a fancy way of saying that your donations are now tax-deductible.

And now, knowing how much families affected by childhood cancer in Northeast Ohio can use your help and knowing, also, that helping us can benefit you, we hope that you’ll consider making The Carter Nedley Foundation part of your plans for charitable giving.

We’re proud to announce that we have launched an annual fund, which we’re calling Carter’s CREW.

By making a contribution or by pledging their support, CREW members show their commitment to helping us realize our vision to improve the quality of life for children affected by cancer, to provide needed financial support to their families, and to support research into treatments for childhood cancer.

You can learn more about Carter’s CREW by clicking here, or by clicking on the alphabet-block logo at the top right of this post.

Thank you, as always, for supporting the mission of The Carter Nedley Foundation.