CONTACT: RIA DAVIDSON, CO-FOUNDER
10/8 DRAGONFLY DASH OF 333 FEET ENCOURAGES “PARTICIPANTS TO ENJOY THE MOMENT”
Day-long Liberty Center Fundraiser with Dash Benefits The Dragonfly Foundation
July 20, 2016, Cincinnati, OH, The Dragonfly Foundation and Liberty Center will host a “Dragonfly Dash” event on October 8, 2016. The main feature of the event is the “Dash” where participants will walk, skip, roll, hop one half-block (333 feet) around the Liberty Center’s green-space adjacent to the Foundry building. The event will take place on October 8, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM at Liberty Center Shopping Center, with the Dash running in 10-minute groups starting at 10:30 AM. The event will include entertainment provided by Cincinnati Circus on the lawn of Liberty Center, music, snacks and drinks, an auction/raffle, an after party, and awards ceremony on the rooftop deck. Jennifer Fritsch from Q102 will be the event emcee!
Admission to the event is $10 per adult, $5 per child (4-18), and free for anyone under the age of 3. A $5 Military Discount will be available to those with a current military ID. Further registration information can be accessed at Dragonfly.org/Dash. Online registration ends September 8th. All proceeds will help Dragonfly meet the needs of young cancer patients and their families.
The Dragonfly Foundation believes that the Dash is not about how long the run is, or about what you do while you are doing it, it’s about how much you enJOY the moment. The Dash, like life, is short.
The length of the dash is 333 feet. The repetition of the the number three signifies “mind, body, and spirit,” and to be mindful of new opportunities that cross one’s path. As a foundation, Dragonfly’s goal is to provide emotional support for young cancer and bone marrow transplant patients and their families – which is what the choice to hold a 333 ft. long “dash” signifies. Prizes will NOT be awarded for the fastest or slowest, instead, prizes will be awarded (in both child and adult categories) for enthusiasm, participation, and JOY. A raffle prize will also be awarded among those who visit at least half of the participating Liberty Center stores/restaurants and get their “passports” (which will be provided) signed.
Liberty Shopping Center is located at 7100 Foundry Row Liberty Township, Ohio 45069. More information and tickets are available at Dragonfly.org. Sponsors include: Liberty Center Foundation, Cincinnati Circus, Hubbard Interactive, Platinum Marketing Group, and others. To become a sponsor or to donate a prize or raffle basket, please email Dash@Dragonfly.org.
The Dragonfly Foundation, which will be celebrating its 6th anniversary, has been recognized for helping to change the paradigm of patient care at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Cancer & Blood Diseases Institute, and has also grown to serve Dayton Children’s Hospital and two hospitals in Chicago, IL.. We have built a community of support around our Dragonflies that gives them hope and minimizes their sense of isolation and despair.
To become a fundraiser for this event or to donate, please text TDFDash to 71777 or visit Dragonfly.org.