Ohio Lions Pediatric Cancer Foundation
To raise awareness of Pediatric Cancer as a devastating disease preventing our youth from leading full and productive lives; to assist in funding research to fight this disease, to provide a financial bridge between Lions and those organizations who serve the needs of pediatric patients and their families; and to help families affected by pediatric cancer by meeting immediate qualifying needs.
OLPCF Grants $25,000 to Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Ohio Lions Pediatric Cancer Foundation donates $25,000 to UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s
On Thursday, June 25, 2020, Executive Director PDG Dave Stockum and Ohio Lions Pediatric Cancer Foundation (OLPCF) Board Member DG Josie Prokop met with Patti DePompei, RN, MSN, President, UH Rainbow and MacDonald Women’s Hospital John Letterio, MD, Division Chief, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology; and Amy Einhorn, Director of Development, on the campus of UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, to make a donation of $25,000 to the Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute. Attached is a fact sheet about Angie’s Institute and its important work in the areas of clinical care, research and education. The donation was matched by a larger grant from a donor outside the Ohio Lions. This was the first grant of OLPCF, which is just completing its first year of existence. The OLPCF grew from the STEPS program, which remains in the Ohio Lions’ sub-districts OH1-OH7. Through the STEPS program, Ohio Lions have donated nearly $70,000 to Ohio pediatric centers, including Akron Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Dayton Children’s Hospital, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s, and Toledo Pro-Medica Hospital, as well as individual pediatric cancer groups like the Bish Foundation in Central Ohio and the BRAVA Foundation in Washington County. The OLPCF’s goal is to support research and advances in treatment for pediatric cancers in the state of Ohio. We also hope local Ohio Lions Clubs will take advantage of our 501(c)(3) status to raise funds to ease the needs of families of pediatric cancer patients in their respective districts.
How can I donate?
All donations should be written to "Ohio Lions Pediatric Cancer Foundation" - do not use any abbreviation please. If the donation is from an individual Lion or Lions club, be sure to include the name of the club on the memo line.
All donations should be sent to Treasurer John Davis, 993 Thornapple Lane, Findlay OH 45840
The Lions of Ohio and the children we help thank you for your support!
OLPCF Journey of Hope Award
Pictured MaryAnn Stockum with the first Journey of Hope Award
OLPCF & STEPS Walk Photo Reel
The STEPS Walk/5Ks are a great time for fun and fellowship around the state.
Thumb through for a photo slideshow of images from past years' events.
STEPS WALK INFORMATION
Each year, the seven Lions districts around Ohio host a Walk/5K to raise funds to fund research at Ohio hospitals and to assist families affected by childhood cancer.
CLICK HERE for times, dates and locations for these STEPS events.
At Work Around Ohio
CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS
Link for the Foundation's Constitution
BOARD MEMBERS & ELECTION INFORMATION
Ohio Lions Pediatric Cancer Foundation -- 4074 Hoover Road, Grove City OH 43123 -- Phone: (614) 539-5060 -- Fax: (614) 808-3170 -- email@example.com