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Cancer sucks, 8 charities to make a difference

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Whether it’s a mother, grandfather, sister, coworker, or acquaintance, most, if not all, of us have known someone with cancer. It’s a helpless feeling to watch someone you love suffer from the brutality of the disease. While nothing within your power can totally take away the pain and sorrow, there are ways to help.

Check out these charities—some local, some national—that are working every day to end cancer for good.

American Pie Party

The American Pie Party raises philanthropic support for cancer agencies by orchestrating an “environment of healing” through quintessential humor and the actual physical act of throwing a pie in the face of a willing participant. Anyone, anytime, anywhere can host their own replicable Satellite Pie Party with funds benefiting their chosen anti-cancer charity, allowing cancer survivors the right to throw the pies.

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Kids ‘N Kamp


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The mission of Kids ‘N Kamp is to provide children who have been diagnosed with cancer with unique programs and services that focus on their emotional, educational, and social well-being and enable them to engage in family recreational activities.

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American Cancer Society

At the American Cancer Society, we’re on a mission to free the world from cancer. Until we do, we’ll be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. All so you can live longer — and better.

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Columbus Community Clinical Oncology Program

The mission of CCCOP is to deliver state-of-the-art cancer care to patients in their communities through clinical trials. This allows individuals to remain in their own neighborhoods while receiving the latest and best in cancer screenings, diagnostic care, and treatment plans.

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Pelotonia

Pelotonia is a grassroots movement to end cancer. 100% of all Rider-raised donations support innovative and life saving cancer research at the OSUCCC-James.

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Ohio Cancer Research

Ohio Cancer Research is an independent statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to the cure and prevention of the many forms of cancer and the reduction of its debilitating effects through aggressive basic seed money research, cancer information and awareness.

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Breast Cancer Fund of Ohio

Breast Cancer Fund of Ohio aims to help Ohio breast cancer patients with the day-to-day challenges of living while being treated for breast cancer.

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Hope’s Boutique

Hope’s is a full-service, non-profit retail boutique catering to women with cancer and those sharing their lives. It gives central Ohio women both a tangible and emotional bridge between life battling cancer and life after cancer. In keeping with the women’s health philosophy of the OSUCCC – James, Hope’s offers a full range of products and services designed to restore the self-confidence of cancer survivors, helping them look and feel their best.

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Columbus Marathon Canceled

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The Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon has announced the cancelation of its 2020 Marathon. Originally planned for Oct. 18, the marathon is the latest in a string of future events cancelled due to COVID-19. 

Board Chairman Dan Leit stated “The safety of our athletes, volunteers, first responders, team and the entire community is the top priority for our event.” 

The races Director Darris Blackford stated in a press release that “When you think about the best health and safety practices needed to help slow the spread of the virus, holding a major running footrace isn’t the responsible thing to do right now.”

Since its debut in 2012, the race has raised over $10 million for Nationwide Children's Hospitals patients and families. 

There is not yet an announcement on what form of fundraising event will take place instead, and athletes have been sent instructions for how to receive a refund for the event in the meantime. 
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{WATCH} Meditation Monday

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Meditation is continually lauded by doctors, mental health experts, and self-help gurus for the benefits it has on both our physical and mental health. In an effort to offer something restorative, as we navigate these difficult times, (614) is teaming up with meditation experts to bring you moments of rest through all the stress. This week’s meditation is led by Marcia Miller of Yoga on High. An instructor for over 40 years, Marcia is also a Certified Reiki Master Teacher and sits on the community advisory board for The Ohio State University’s Center for Integrated Health and Wellness.

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{Watch} Meditation Monday

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Meditation is continually lauded by doctors, mental health experts, and self-help gurus for the benefits it has on both our physical and mental health. In an effort to offer something restorative, as we navigate these difficult times, (614) is teaming up with meditation experts to bring you moments of rest through all the stress. This week's meditation is led by Marcia Miller of Yoga on High. An instructor for over 40 years, Marcia is also a Certified Reiki Master Teacher and sits on the community advisory board for The Ohio State University's Center for Integrated Health and Wellness.

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