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American Cancer Society 5th Annual Cattle Baron’s Ball

Posted Aug 31st, 2009 by Patrick Giammarco  Category: Events, Toledo.com

 

An Ace-High Event for a Powerful Cause

Last year, the American Cancer Society received over $2 million in donations from our community. These monies provide much needed services and educational programs that are vital to cancer patients and their families. The ACS is taking a uniquely country approach to its fight by rounding up ranch hands, cowpokes, slowpokes and everyone else it can to reduce the cancer burden here in northwest Ohio.

The gala event—known as the Cattle Baron’s Ball–will be held on Saturday, October 17th, at the Franciscan Center in Sylvania, OH, from 6:00-10:00 pm. This country-western themed gala will help to reduce the burden of cancer by raising funds for research, education, advocacy and patient service programs.

The headline entertainers will be Rodney Parker and the Liberty Beach Band, a local country and western band that has been drawing sold-out crowds and standing ovations throughout the region. Parker, a native of Delta, OH, is an up and coming star in the crowded Nashville music scene.

The evening will feature music, entertainment, casino gambling and great food.

People interested in attending or sponsoring can visit www.toledocattlebaronsball.org or call 1.888.227.6446 ext. 5211.

“Through dedicated community partners and our network of steadfast volunteers, we are making a difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families,” said Robert Thompson, the Board Chair for Lucas County for the American Cancer Society. “The number of cancer cases is actually decreasing for the first time in history. We have much more to work toward, but our accomplishments are great.”

The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. Founded in 1913 and with national headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, the Society has 13 regional Divisions and local offices in 3,400 communities, involving millions of volunteers across America. For more information anytime, call toll free 1.800.ACS.2345 or visit www.cancer.org.

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