Crossroad Health Center
5 E. Liberty Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Crossroad Health Center West
2859 Boudinot Avenue Suite 107, Cincinnati, OH 45238
Rothenberg Preparatory Academy
241 E. Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Climb for Crossroad
18th Annual Climb for Crossroad
On a bright spring Saturday morning, dozens of volunteers sporting vivid red t-shirts gathered at Crossroad Health Center in Over-the-Rhine. Soon they were joined by dozens more, wearing sneakers and filled with anticipation. The reason? April 26, 2014 marked the 18th annual Climb for Crossroad fundraiser, which helps Crossroad provide health care services to more than 7,500 patients annually.
Thanks to funds generated by more than 150 walkers, along with corporate and individual sponsors, Crossroad can better provide accessible, affordable, primary health care to residents of Over-the-Rhine and nearby neighborhoods.
"Crossroad is deeply thankful for such generous support from across our community," says Sally Stewart, Crossroad CEO. "The commitment and enthusiasm of our many participants made this year’s Climb a success. The money raised helps us continue to provide high-quality health care services to our patients."
Santa’s Goody Bag Band opened the Climb with their whimsical antics, playing favorite Christmas tunes along with a few surprises. After emcee Mario Ramirez, WCPO Good Morning Tri-State Reporter, welcomed the crowd, walkers of all ages began their two-mile tour through Over-the-Rhine and up Prospect Hill.
Following the climb up 200 steps of Prospect Hill, participants and neighbors gathered in the Crossroad parking lot, which had been transformed into a lively fairground. Free health screenings were offered, including blood pressure and blood glucose checks, and children tried their luck at a variety of games. Many small faces were decorated by volunteer artists with hearts and butterflies, and kids of all ages were entertained by Goldie the Clown, magician Tom Bemmes and Sunrock Farm Petting Zoo. The Cincinnati Fire Department’s “smoke house” provided fire safety demonstrations. On-stage entertainment was provided by S.T.A.R.S. of Elementz and Dunamis Sign & Mime Ministry from New Prospect Baptist Church. As the festival drew to a close, the crowd of hundreds munched happily on cheese coneys donated by Skyline Chili and danced to music spun by DJ Lazarus.
Where the Money Goes
Crossroad serves more than 7,500 patients annually, with children making up 60% of this total. Nine out of ten live in poverty and 23% do not have health insurance. Those without insurance are less likely to get care when they need it and postpone critical screenings. Crossroad must raise $400,000 annually to provide care to patients with low income or no insurance – care that gives patients the tools to better manage their health.
THANK YOU to Our Corporate Sponsors!
Brian Hubert OTR Realtor
Ed & Joann Hubert Family Foundation
in memory of Jim Powers
JTM Food Group
TriHealth Cancer Institute
Seeskin, Paas & Blackburn, Inc.
Tepe Family Denistry
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
United Dairy Farmers
Thank You to Our Individual Sponsors
Jim & Ruth Ann Doerger
Steve & Jennifer Ferguson
Robert & Constance Reed
Chuck & Julie Schubert
The Bort Family
Doug & Barbara Smucker
Linda & Don Teasdale
Mary Catherine Ritter
Scott & Cameron St. Clair
Robert & Donna Wetick
Thank You to Our Neighborhood Climb Partners
Thanks to Our Volunteers
The 2014 Climb for Crossroad would not be possible without our wonderful volunteers.
Josh Chernesky ─ $1,200
Sandy Mercer ─ $355
The Flowers Family ─ $300
DePaul Cristo Rey High School
The Family Medical Group
The Flowers Family
Northminster Presbyterian Church Youth Group
Health Fair Volunteers
ProScan Pink Ribbon Center
Thanks to all who helped make the 2014 Climb a success!