Join Sam’s Fans For The 3rd Annual “A THREAD of Hope” Fundraising Event

The third annual “A THREAD of Hope” fundraiser will take place Thursday, October 19, 2017, from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Guests are invited to The Exchange at Bridge Park, the newest event venue from Cameron Mitchell. All proceeds from the event will benefit Sam’s Fans, a nonprofit that works to provide music and art therapy to children hospitalized with life-threatening illnesses.

All of this is to honor the memory of Sam McCarthy, who was diagnosed with Fanconi Anemia at the age of 7.

The event will feature live music from Jesse Henry and The Bandidos, as well as food and a fashion presentation from THREAD Boutique. Food tastings from Columbus favorites include Hai Poke, Buckeye Donuts, FUSIAN, Jana Lee’s Cookies, Balboa and Cameron Mitchell. The event will also host a silent auction with one-of-a-kind offerings.

“Every dollar raised positively impacts the lives of children faced with life-threatening illnesses by providing therapeutic music and art interventions,” said Nikki McCarthy, Sam’s mother, and Founder and Executive Director of Sam’s Fans.

“Music therapy was the one thing that made Sam feel better during treatment for her illness, so it made us feel better. We’re honored to be able to help provide happiness and comfort to kids like Sam.”

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The event is expected to raise $90,000 to benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Flying Horse Farms. Funds will go towards new programming at Nationwide to help serve patients and families in Palliative Care.

Sam’s Fans is also planning on creating Sam’s Fans Scholarship in 2018, to be awarded to a central Ohio high school senior pursuing a career in music or art therapy.

“Most people don’t know that this therapy is out there, that it exists,” said Christina McKenna, Vice-President of Marketing at THREAD. “And when you find out that it does, and that it can make these children who are critically ill, feel better, you want to get on board and help as best you can.”

Tickets for A THREAD of Hope are available here.

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