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Thank you to all of our participants and supporters who attended Night of Chocolate 2017. The event would not be a success without your support. We hope you had a wonderful evening.

Night of Chocolate 2017 Awards

At this year’s gala, we honored companies and individuals who have made an impact at Cancer Support Community. Here are their stories:

Skip Weiler Inspiration Award Honorees: Fran and Reid Wasserstrom 

Fran and Reid recently celebrated fifty years of marriage and a lifetime of generous giving to our community. Touched by cancer, they were introduced to Cancer Support Community, where they found support and programs for survivors, caregivers and family members Reid’s lifetime collection of neckties were the inspiration for the Cause that Ties Us Together. Here is their story.

Skip Weiler Inspiration Award Honoree: Cheryl Eddy

Diagnosed with cancer three times over five years, Cheryl is a regular participant in the breast cancer support group, as well as the yoga mudra, Tai Chi and mindfulness meditation programs, which help with relaxation, building stamina and providing a sense of hope. This is Cheryl’s story.

Outstanding Corporate Community Award Honoree: Lamar Advertising 

Lamar Advertising general manager Chris Avondet has offered the services of his company to help raise awareness of Cancer Support Community’s events and programs. As a member of the Cancer Support Community board of directors, Chris’s leadership, vision and dedication have been invaluable. Here is a message from Chris.

Outstanding Corporate Community Award Honoree: Central Ohio Urology Group 

The staff at Central Ohio Urology have partnered with Cancer Support Community to provide emotional support and cooking and nutrition programs to their patients. The leadership, vision and dedication of Jenny Rusnak and Dr. Ben Martin are setting the standard for patient care. This is their message.

The Basement Doctor Volunteer of the Year Award Honoree: Nick Menedis 

Nick is a tireless volunteer at Cancer Support Community. He is the facilitator of the multiple myeloma support group, putting in many hours of personal time organizing monthly meetings, securing speakers and making new members feel welcome. As a person facing cancer, Nick understands the value of Cancer Support Community’s programs and services. This is Nick’s story.

We look forward to seeing you at next year’s Night of Chocolate!


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