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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!

GOLD

 

 

 

Brian Hubert OTR Realtor

 

Ed & Joann Hubert Family Foundation

in memory of Jim Powers

 SILVER

JTM Food Group

ScrogginsGrear

TriHealth Cancer Institute

BRONZE

Seeskin, Paas & Blackburn, Inc.

SUPPORTING

CareSource

Paramount Advantage

Tepe Family Denistry

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan

FOOD

Caruso Produce

United Dairy Farmers

ENTERTAINMENT

Thank You to Our Individual Sponsors

GOLD

Jim & Ruth Ann Doerger
Steve & Jennifer Ferguson
Jennifer Loggie
Vi Powers
Robert & Constance Reed
Chuck & Julie Schubert

SILVER

The Bort Family
Phyllis Nicholas
Doug & Barbara Smucker
Linda & Don Teasdale

BRONZE

Mary Catherine Ritter
Scott & Cameron St. Clair
Robert & Donna Wetick

Thank You to Our Neighborhood Climb Partners

Art Beyond Boundaries

Fibergé

Know Theatre of Cincinnati

Mannequin Boutique

Mica 12/v

Park + Vine

Segway of Cincinnati

Sloane Boutique

Suder's Art Store

Taste of Belgium

The Little Mahatma

Thanks to Our Volunteers

The 2014 Climb for Crossroad would not be possible without our wonderful volunteers.

Top Fundraisers

Josh Chernesky ─ $1,200

Sandy Mercer ─ $355

The Flowers Family ─ $300

Teams

DePaul Cristo Rey High School

The Family Medical Group

The Flowers Family

Northminster Presbyterian Church Youth Group

Health Fair Volunteers

UC SSHP

ProScan Pink Ribbon Center

Thanks to all who helped make the 2014 Climb a success!