Fundraising Events

WOW!!! WHAT A NIGHT!!! FUNDRAISER WAS A SUCCESS!!!

memoryboardHello family and friends,
On Saturday, January 26, 2013 the Steven G AYA Cancer Research Fund hosted its Fourth Annual fundraiser “Take a BITE out of AYA Cancer” at the St. Demetrios Cultural Center in Rocky River, Ohio. Four hundred (I like writing that number out) supporters attended the successful event. Our supporters helped us raise over $28,000 for AYA Cancer Research and Education. This was our best effort ever!!!
In attendance were family, friends, pediatric oncology researchers and AYA Cancer medical team members. We were awestruck by the number of people who helped us Take a BITE out of AYA Cancer.
What a night! Our fundraising team and volunteers, under the fantastic coordinating efforts of Tina Poulos, prepared and attended to the Silent Auction, Chinese raffle, 50/50 raffle, Side Boards, and Lots of Liquor raffle which helped create a constant buzz of anticipation and excitement throughout the evening.
Following the Opening Prayer by Fr. James Doukas, we were entertained by Take Five Jazz Band who serenaded us with their classic jazz sound during dinner. After dinner we had a brief presentation hosted by MC Nick Giallourakis who introduced the AYA Cancer Researchers from Dr. Alex Huang’s Lab of UH/Case Medical Center, including this year’s Steven G AYA Cancer Scholarship recipient Dr. David Askew.
After the presentation of AYA Cancer Researchers, a video was shown to the entire group. Thanks to the Meredith A. Cowden Foundation for sharing an important video titled “A Day in the Life of Young Adults with GVHD (graft vs. host disease)”. The video provided the perfect testimony for the importance of supporting AYA Cancer Research. (This video can be found in our blog or at the Cowden Foundation website.)
After the brief, but impactful program, the musical sound volume was kicked up a notch or two through the awesome efforts of DJ Nick Mavroides who played both Greek and American dance tunes. Needless to say, we danced the night away!!! OPA!
What a night indeed! We must thank all our Sponsors for helping fund the event, our Silent Auction and Chinese Raffle, 50/50 Raffle, Side Boards, and Lots of Liquor Donors for contributing all the wonderful prizes that helped create such an exciting evening. (Please visit our website for the Fundraiser 2013 power point presentation that identifies all our Sponsors and In Kind contributors.)
In addition, we must thank our entire fundraising team under the direction of Tina Poulos. The Fundraising Team included: Jean Hillman, Mary and Jim Diamond, Elaine Campbell, Shawna Hofstetter, Toula Pyros, Myrta Holden, Lee Santarelli, Helene and Anthony Santerelli, Elpida Kosmidis, Betty and John Poulos, CJ Mosure, Donna Vassos, Goldie Doukas, and Nick Giallourakis. These key individuals took time out of their daily lives to ensure the event would run smoothly and be successful.
Other very important individuals were Irene Steffas, Becky Giallourakis, Debbie Cooper, Diane and Nick Kariotakis, Polly Furey, Betty Rozakis, Gabby Kariotakis, Maria and Steve Alex, Catherine Morrison, Maggie Steffas, Ellie Chrisman, Claude Campbell, Tracy Michael, Michael Diamond, Josh Walsh, Phillip Cooper, Nick Rozakis, Nick Petrakis, and Tammy Asimakis.
Also, thanks to all the folks who prepared the delicious home made desserts!!! I felt like we were having a Dessert Bake Off!!!
Lastly to our entire family and friends who continue to support us each and every year. Without your support and love we could not continue our mission.
Please remember that our fundraiser is about remembering our loved ones who have lost the battle to cancer and to honor those who continue to wage the war on this horrible disease.
We will FIGHT!
We will CONQUER!
We will not rest until there is a CURE!!!
FIGHT! CONQUER! CURE!!!
God Bless each of you.
Sincerely,
Angie and Harry Giallourakis

 

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“Take a Bite Out of AYA Cancer” Presentation

Images from the 2013 Fundraiser

AYA Cancer Fundraiser Less than 2 Weeks Away!!

Just a reminder..

 The

Take A BITE Out of AYA Cancer Fundraiser is only 11 days away!

There will be many opportunities to win high quality prizes.

Thanks to our very generous donors we have:

 Front Row Seats for the CAVS

Vacation Getaways!

Loge Seating for Cleveland Indian Games

Jewelry

Bushel of Cheer

Hand Made Corn Hole Game

Spa Deals

Night on the Town baskets including the Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland Playhouse, Top Notch Restaurants, Rides with Lolly the Trolley, and More!!!

So, don’t delay in purchasing your tickets!!!

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See you on Saturday, January 26th!!

HOPE FOR THE NEW YEAR!

Dear Friends,

As 2012 comes to a close it is not uncommon to reflect on what the New Year will bring us.  We create a list of goals to accomplish and try to prioritize them. If you were to ask me what was at the top my list there would be one word:

 HOPE!

HOPE for our children (young and old).

HOPE for our RESEARCHERS as they spend endless hours in the laboratory trying to find ways to isolate and stop cancer in its tracks!

HOPE for our ONCOLOGISTS as they treat our children with latest methods available.

HOPE for our NURSES, SOCIAL WORKERS and PSYCHOLOGISTS as they endlessly care for our children.

HOPE for the helpless PARENTS who ache for their CHILDREN.

HOPE IS MY PRIORITY. 

WITHOUT HOPE WE HAVE NOTHING!

Please join us in creating HOPE as we continue to support our researchers, doctors, and staff in 2013!

We will fight cancer!

We will conquer cancer!

We will cure cancer!

FIGHT! CONQUER! CURE!!!

See you on Saturday, January 26th, 2013 for our Annual Fundraiser as we

TAKE A BITE OUT OF AYA CANCER!!

Thank you,

Angie

CAR WASH RAISES $2500 FOR AYA CANCER!!!


Many thanks to Don and Cindy Sears, owners of #1 Express Car Wash in Westlake, Ohio for their generosity in allowing us to promote and raise money for AYA Cancer Research!

Thanks to our volunteers for donating their time and energy in making this event a success! (Couldn’t have done it without you!!!)

Our volunteers were: Tina Poulos, Tommy Poulos, Billy Abersold, Timmy Chrisman, Allie Asimakis, Elaina Chiviles, Gabriella Kariotakis, Shawn Rae, Marci Kniss, Harry, Nick, Phil and Steven:)

And of course,,,,thank you to the many generous people who contributed to the Steven G AYA Cancer Research Fund. We were humbled by your generosity!

 

GET YOUR CAR WASHED ON MAY 12TH AND SUPPORT AYA CANCER RESEARCH!

#1 Express Carwash will celebrate its 10th year anniversary with a fundraiser supporting The Steven G. AYA Cancer Research Fund on Saturday May 12 from 9am to 5pm  (weather permitting).

Supporters of The Steven G. AYA (adolescent and young adult) Cancer Research Fund will be on hand to wipe out door jambs, vacuum carpets & mats and polish windows and mirrors after your carwash for a donation.

For every car washed that day #1 Express Carwash

will donate $1 to the Fund.

25247 Detroit Road, Westlake, Ohio 44145
www.1expresscarwash.com

NFL Draft Benefit for Cancer Patients

JOIN THE PARTY!!!

Thursday, April 26 from 6:00-11:00pm
Clevelander Bar & Grill
834 E. Huron
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

All donations from this fund-raiser will benefit cancer patients!

Come out to our NFL Draft Party Fundraiser benefiting the KEM Cancer Foundation for only $50. That includes all you can eat and drink while enjoying the NFL Draft at The Clevelander. There will also be a Chinese raffle and a 50/50 raffle. All the money will go to both Karen Cares “A Day of Sanctuary for Women with Cancer” and Healthy Spaces, as well as, cancer research. There will also be an NFL Draft game. The game goes like this:

With The NFL Draft game you will need 32 singles to play and each pick is a $1. Your pick must be written on the numbered line before Roger Gooddell, NFL Commissioner, gets to the podium. You will hear, “Pens down.” To win you have to be the only person to pick the correct player. If more than one person has the correct pick, it is a “tie.” No one wins the pot. The money will roll over and continue into the next pick. You must be checked in at least 30 minutes before the start of the Draft to participate.

DONATIONS: You can make your $50 donation at the door, here on www.gofundme.com/gc4wk, or make them on the KEM Cancer Foundation website, www.kemfoundation.org

For more information contact Nathan Mumford @ (216) 214-8691

EMILY’S RAINBOW RUN AND FAMILY WALK IS APRIL 29TH, 2012

JOIN US ON SUNDAY, APRIL 29TH, 2012

Click on the link below and register to walk or run for a wonderful cause!!!

WWW.EMILYSRAINBOWFUND.ORG

SEE YOU THERE!!!

March Madness Fundraiser Is TONIGHT!!! Support NE Ohio PAYA Cancer Survivors and Families

 

 

 

Around the Corner Restaurant

Lakewood, Ohio

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

7 pm

$25 per person (include wine, beer, and food)

Tickets are still available.

visit: http://www.neo4u.org

or contact me

at angiegiallourakis@yahoo.com