CSC’s Past Events

Thank you for your part in making these previous events benefitting CSC a success!

For more information on how to host your own event to benefit CSC, please contact Gretchen Ramstetter, Director of Development, at or (513) 791-4060.

Robert H. Reakirt Foundation Supports CSC with $50,000!

The PNC Bank Charitable Trust Committee recently awarded $50,000 to Cancer Support Community – Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (CSC) from the Robert H. Reakirt Foundation, PNC Bank, Trustee. The funds are designated for a series of programs, Living with Cancer, Creating Hope, which will help participants by connecting them to a network of support and resources, educating them about their cancer, and enhancing their overall mental and emotional wellness.

The goal of CSC’s programming is to connect, support and empower those impacted by any cancer – resulting in an enhanced quality of life, better communication with medical teams, increased treatment adherence, improved recovery and strengthened survivor care. Our participants consistently tell us that they find their experience at CSC to be uplifting and affirming, as stated in these words, “It is so helpful to hear others stories and realize you are not alone in this journey. I made wonderful, lifelong friends from my support group. Being in a safe place to share your deepest fears and emotions creates a bond like nothing else.”


Janet A. Santoro Foundation Supports CSC Breast Cancer Support with $10,000!

The Janet A. Santoro Foundation has donated $10,000 to Cancer Support Community to help fund breast cancer support groups and programs. The funds were raised from a golf outing on Oct. 7 at Bel-Wood Country Club. Since its inception, the Foundation has donated $82,500 to CSC to continue our mission of helping people take on cancer together.

Janet Santoro was a friend and former participant of CSC who created her foundation to financially support organizations that provide support for not only the cancer patients themselves, but also to their families and caregivers. During her cancer experience, Janet’s passion ignited to support cancer patients who needed special help with their daily financial and/or emotional needs. She interacted personally with each individual and helped them through difficult periods during and after their treatment. Now led by Lou Santoro and his family, the Janet A. Santoro Foundation raises funds to support and promote breast cancer awareness, research, and patient/caregiver support services.


Sunrise Stomp in Support of CSC Raises over $4,000!

The residents of Sunrise Landing, a neighborhood in Maineville, raised $4,050 for CSC with their 7th annual Sunrise Stomp walk on October 8, which also included a silent auction. This annual event has raised $21,484 over the years since the first walk was organized in 2010. Our thanks to Linda Partee and Judy Eicher for organizing this year’s walk.


Sip & Savor Hosted by Water Tower Fine Wines

David and Jan Lazarus, owners of Water Tower Fine Wines in Mt. Washington, generously hosted an afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres tasting party on August 14. Twenty-five guests gathered to taste unique wines and delicious food with hosts David and Jan Lazarus, who are very knowledgeable wine enthusiasts! This event raised $1,150 to enable CSC to continue to provide social and emotional support to anyone affected by cancer.


Ride for a Cause Supporting CSC

Cycle Bar Hyde Park helped CSC raise $575 at an indoor cycling charity ride. On July 30, over 20 participants enjoyed an energizing cycling workout session and helped support CSC’s mission to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community.


Montgomery Lincoln Driven to Give

Thank you to all those who braved the cold and rain to participate in the Driven to Give event sponsored by Montgomery Lincoln on October 3rd! Together through test drives, we raised over $1,300 donated by the Lincoln Motor Company! Thank you to Andy Buck and his team for supporting the CSC mission through this event!


National Exemplar Hosts 22nd Annual “Great Food for a Great Cause”

For the 22nd year in a row, The National Exemplar Restaurant hosted Great Food for a Great Cause, an evening in support of Cancer Support Community Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky (CSC). Over 200 friends and supports dined at the award winning restaurant located in the historic Mariemont Inn on Monday, March 9, 2015. National Exemplar Manager Lisa Hopkins and National Exemplar General Manager Chase Blowers presented a $4,297 donation to CSC Director of Development Gretchen Ramstetter. Since 1994 The National Exemplar Restaurant has now donated more than $61,097 to help fund CSC’s mission


2014 Evening of Hope Raises over $300,000

The 7th Annual “Evening of Hope … a Celebration of Life” was held Saturday, October 25 at the Kenwood Country Club and raised over $300,000 to benefit Cancer Support Community (CSC) with generous support from Title Sponsor Ward Family Foundation, Entertainment Sponsors Dave Herche & Wendy Thursby, and Presenting Sponsor PNC Bank along with many other sponsors, donors, and table hosts. Over 225 friends and supporters enjoyed an outstanding evening featuring dynamic entertainment, cocktail reception, dinner, raffle and lively auction.

As part of the evening’s festivities, Lucy Ward was presented the 2014 Celebration of Life award in recognition of her 17 years of dedicated leadership and support of Cancer Support Community’s mission to provide free programs of support, education and hope for people affected by cancer. Lucy was instrumental in retaining sustainable practices at Cancer Support Community while still offering programs free of charge during various economic climates. Her compassion and business savvy has been an asset to the organization and she is the embodiment of humble philanthropy.

Co-chairs Marilyn Dolle and Linda Green led the planning for this spectacular event, along with committee members, Barbara Bushman, Chris Dolle, Bill Kruhl, Leonard Stokes, and Lucy Ward.


O’Bannon Creek Golf Club Ladies Association donates $2,080

For the last three years, these fabulous women have named CSC as beneficiary for their “Cancer Awareness” charity golf outings held in June.

Elaine Jaun was the chair for the 9-Hole League
Kathleen Pary chaired the 18-Hole League

Their contribution to CSC this year totaled a generous $2,080! We are so thankful to have this support so we can continue to provide professional services at no charge to participants and remain a resource for anyone affected by cancer. Thank you to the ladies of O’Bannon Creek Golf Club!


National Exemplar Hosts 21st Annual “Great Food for a Great Cause”

For the 21st year in a row, The National Exemplar hosted “Great Food for a Great Cause” to support Cancer Support Community Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky (CSC). Approximately 240 friends of National Exemplar and supporters of CSC dined at the Mariemont restaurant on Monday, March 10. National Exemplar Manager Lisa Hopkins, National Exemplar Manager Tim Jauch, and National Exemplar General Manager Chase Blowers, presented a $3,854 donation to CSC Executive Director Michelle Johnson. This generous event is important as it helps fund the nearly 250 programs a month that CSC offers completely free of charge to people with cancer, their families and friends, and cancer survivors as they fight the disease. Dating back to the restaurant’s first CSC benefit dinner in 1994, The National Exemplar has donated more than $56,000 to help underwrite the organization’s free programs of support, education, and hope.