September is National Blood Cancer Awareness month and the 29th of September is the annual Light the Night walk in Dayton. Sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and held at the Fraze pavilion, this event is the epitome of community. Hundreds of people gather together to support patients & survivors, remember those who have lost the battle, and honor the families and friends who never stop fighting. It also raises hundreds of thousands of dollars every year that is used for research & development of new treatments as well as continued patient care. As a survivor of … [Read more...] about Why Cancer Is The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me
Artemis Center and YWCA Dayton will, for the first time, host a collaborative friend and fundraiser to promote awareness of domestic violence and raise funds to support the Domestic Violence Hotline share by Artemis Center and the YWCA Dayton. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes™ Domestic Violence 5Kwill be held Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, in conjunction with the University of Dayton School of Law Human Rights Awareness and Advocacy group and the University of Dayton Women’s Center. Synchrony Financial will be the presenting sponsor. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes™ Domestic Violence 5K is an event that … [Read more...] about Artemis Center & YWCA Host 5K Walk to Support Domestic Violence Hotline!
The Breast Wishes Foundation presents the 4th annual 5k for Kelli to honor and support women with breast cancer and to remember all those we have lost. The 5k for Kelli is a fun and family friendly event that gives 100% of its proceeds to local charities: The Noble Circle Project, Good Samaritan Hospital's Breast Health Center and our very own Breast Wishes Foundation which grants wishes that bring joy to women and their families affected by breast cancer. This race is in memory of Kelli James who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2006, and is organized by her two loving sisters. … [Read more...] about Support Breast Cancer Charities through 5k For Kelli on Saturday Aug 20th
Hundreds of people come through the doors every single day. Seats are always full. There's security, but no bouncers, and everyone is welcome. No - it's not the next big dance club - it's the House of Bread. Located on the near west side, and nestled in the neighborhood near a park, the river, and other partnering social service agencies, sits the small, welcoming destination. They serve a free, nutritious meal to approximately 230 men, women and children 365 days a year. Eight to 12 volunteers work the front lines everyday, as they help prepare and serve those in need of a … [Read more...] about A Casual Gathering of Friends
The Dayton music scene is a generous one, gathering often to give back to the community and loved ones through benefit shows. One that is particularly exciting is coming up at Oddbody's Music Room. Nightbeast, Jasper the Colossal, Shotgun Surprise and Team Void are all performing together to benefit the Aria Marie Foundation on July 9th, 2016. The Aria Marie Foundation was founded in March 13, 2014 by Dale Spradling, lead singer of Shotgun Surprise shortly after Aria Marie, his daughter, lost her life tragically. She left behind a beautiful baby girl, Maleigha Nicole. Dale was inspired to … [Read more...] about Dayton Music All-Stars Gather for Aria Marie Fundraiser
Dayton PRIDE will close out month-long events with the screening of the award-winning film CLOSET MONSTER...and 100% of the proceeds will go to victims' families of the horrendous massacre in Orlando. "CLOSET MONSTER tells the story of Oscar Madly, a creative and driven teenager who hovers on the brink of adulthood. Destabilized by his dysfunctional parents, unsure of his sexuality, and haunted by horrific images of a tragic gay bashing he witnessed as a child, Oscar dreams of escaping the town he feels is suffocating him." (taken from press notes) Tickets available now at THE NEON's box … [Read more...] about One-Time CLOSET MONSTER Screening – Proceeds Benefit Orlando
If strength is in numbers, then bocce ball is alive and well in Dayton, Ohio. You may remember we did a story on the Sons of Italy, Bella Villa Hall's men's bocce league. Well move over fellas, it is the ladies' turn! Thursday's in the summer, the bocce courts are ruled by the women. Now, let's get rollin'.... HERE'S THE SKINNY ON THE WOMEN OF DAYTON BOCCE BALL: --- You have to be a member of the Italian club, John Pirelli Lodge (click here to join) to be in the leagues. That means you or your spouse must have some type of Italian lineage in your genealogy. … [Read more...] about The Dayton Women of Bocce Ball
One of America's biggest Bocce Ball tournaments is coming to Dayton, and it is all about respect, capeesh? Respect the balls, the court, the tradition and a game where anyone can play and be competitive. The Food Adventures Crew will be a big part of this weekend which also includes a Friday food truck rally and Sunday's Garlic Fest. The John Pirelli Lodge/Sons of Italy will be hosting the 2016 Bocce Classic from July 15th - July 17th this year, and they are looking for players! This annual event draws young and old from many states. Even players from Canada drive down to attend, and … [Read more...] about Dayton’s Bocce Classic: Respect the Balls
Even pacifists agree that cancer needs its butt kicked. More and more people realize how cancer affects family members, friends, co-workers etc. It's hard to find someone that cancer hasn't touched in one way or another. So we are asking you to help us Pick a Fight with Cancer. This Thursday, May 5th at the Engineers Club of Dayton, Mike Nichols will be hosting the Pick a Fight with Cancer Wine tasting from 6 - 9 pm. This great event is to celebrate those who have survived cancer, those angels cheering on from heaven and to support the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Mike Nichols states: … [Read more...] about Help us Pick a Fight with Cancer!
A big crowd watched the Super Duper Cheesesteak finals Saturday afternoon at The Beavercreek Submarine House. Of course your source for Dayton food scoop, Food Adventures was on hand. After an hour of build up, they brought out the cheesesteaks like the Star Wars "Imperial March." The crowd grew silent, the judges looked at the stopwatch.. and GO.. the contest was on. Nine Champions from each individual Submarine House store around Dayton, were now facing each other in an "eat-off" that has become an annual tradition. The Super Duper Cheesesteak Challenge is where you must eat a 16 … [Read more...] about Submarine House Crowns Champ, Announces Expansion