For those of you who are local, there are a few great ways to support the CureSearch Walk even if you’re unable to actually walk on that day. (Although if you are able to walk, please do! Register here.)

The two events below honor the memory of Olivia Crowley, a Cleveland Heights girl who lost her three-year battle with Ewing’s Sarcoma at the age of ten, shortly before Austin was born. I didn’t know her, but I know some of you did and have heard that she was a vibrant and loving child and a beloved student at Ruffing. Her parents are the co-chairs of the Northeast Ohio Walk and Mark and I have had the pleasure of working with her father on a variety of cancer-related issues.

So, in Olivia’s honor, raise a glass and a fork to help Reach the Day when all children diagnosed with cancer are guaranteed a cure:

May 16-22: “Olivia’s Pasta” special at Marotta’s Restauran— (2289 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights). Marotta’s is offering “Olivia’s Pasta”: fusilli pasta tossed with artichoke hearts and fresh spinach in a lemon cream sauce, served with a field greens salad and crusty Italian bread (available for eat-in or take-out). The cost is $24, with 100% of proceeds donated to the CureSearch Walk. The special may last longer but be sure to get yours while it lasts!
May 28:  “Kegger for the Cure”— The Crowleys’ friend Shawn Paul is hosting a party with BBQ and beer for a $25 donation; all proceeds are going to the Walk. Saturday, May 28 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM, 3140 Corydon Road in Cleveland Heights. All are welcome.