Charities get helping hands

10/25/2012
BY BARBARA HENDEL
BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
Greg Cepek, Dan McQuillen, and Dick Baker at the Danberry Treasure Chest charity auction.
Greg Cepek, Dan McQuillen, and Dick Baker at the Danberry Treasure Chest charity auction.

Danberry Realtors' Annual Charity Dinner Auction Oct. 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn raised about $40,000 for its Danberry Treasure Chest. The effort is administered by Toledo Children's Hospital Foundation for local families in need when serious illness strikes and emergency financial resources are needed. Event chairman Lynn Fruth said that this year the event also benefited the Great Lakes Center for Autism and the YMCA-Jewish Community Center's program to fight childhood obesity. Thanks go to sponsors, donors, and the 220 guests who participated.

Stacia DeRaedt's son, Luke, died at the Emergency Center at Flower Hospital two years ago and since then Stacia has worked with the staff to create "Luke's Legacy" to help parents during difficult times. She was the guest speaker at the recent luncheon for ProMedica Flower Hospital Auxiliary, which donated $2,500 to the cause.

The Toledo Ladies for the Clubs third annual fund-raising luncheon for the Boys & Girls Club of Toledo Oct. 12 at Inverness Club is expected to net more than $40,000, thanks to event chairmen Sara Moynihan and Jeannie Hylant and their committee. Roxanne Spillett, the first woman to serve as president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, was the keynote speaker. Newsweek named her one of the "15 People Who Make America Great" and the NonProfit Times named her one of the "Power 50" for three consecutive years. But it was Lobria Layson, a student at the University of Toledo Medical Center, the former Medical College of Ohio, and 2010 Ohio Youth of the Year, who tugged at heart strings as she told her story of how the Toledo clubs saved her life.

Among the 35 table captains were Susan Morgan, Aly Sterling, Andrea Gibbons, Stacey Dunbar, Pat Appold, Anita Lopez, Kathie Maxwell, Sara McHugh, Shayla Bell, Erin Betz, Sally Gologoski, Darla Harbaugh, and Boys and Girls Clubs board president Connie Schmidt.

Golf outings for charity finally wrapped up this fall:

From left, Stacia DeRaedt (Guest speaker and Luke's mother
From left, Stacia DeRaedt (Guest speaker and Luke's mother "Luke's Legacy"), Sherry Watson (clinical director of Intensive Care Emergency) and Ann Galloway (president Flower Hospital Auxilliary).

Hollywood Casino Fall Classic Oct. 17 at Bedford Hills Golf Club to benefit Hollywood Employees Assistance Trust netted $22,000. Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps Golf Scramble Sept. 30 at Brandywine Country Club raised $1,500 for the nonprofit organization. Owens Community College's Alumni Association golf outing Sept. 24 at Belmont Country Club raised more than $27,700 for student scholarships. Sylvania Rotary's golf outing Sept. 24 at Highland Meadows Golf Club netted $5,500 for the Boy Scouts Camp Miakonda Legacy Leadership Center Fund. DiSalle Realty's annual golf outing Sept. 20 at Whiteford Valley Golf Club raised nearly $9,000 for Hospice of Northwest Ohio. The 15th Annual George Mancy Memorial Golf Outing Sept. 10 at Highland Meadows Golf Club raised about $17,000 for the Anne Grady Center.

Also chipping in for charity were the annual Harbor Night Golf at Bedford Hills Golf Course, $14,200 for Harbor; American Cancer Society's 28th annual Babe Zaharias Golf Classic at Stone Oak Country Club, $15,000; Highland Meadows Golf Club's Rally for the Cure, $10,000 for the Komen for the Cure; the 20th annual Kidney Klassic Golf Scramble Tournament at Belmont Country Club, $10,000 for the Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio, and the Third Ever Bishop Albert Invitational at Stone Oak Country Club for the Servant Leadership Center, $14,000.

The Polish-American Community of Toledo (PACT) Golf Skills Challenge Sept. 5-9 at the Legacy Golf Club netted more than $2,500.

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