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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Tenth Annual Benefit Concert and Charity Auction - Columbus, Ohio

Friday, December 2, 2011
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
4850 West Powell Road, Powell, OH 43065, 800-666-5397 ( DIRECTIONS )
Social Hour 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Live Auction at 8:00 pm | Musical Performances all evening

$100 per person, $2,000 for corporate sponsored table of 10

Heavy Hors d'oeuvres throughout the evening and cash bar
Silent Auction 5pm - 9pm
Kids & Critters - A Zoo Adventure. Ages 4-16 $25 per child, limited space

Proceeds benefit The Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.

Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research

Event Details
  • Space is limited to 500
  • "Kids & Critters - A Zoo Adventure" for ages 4-16, Space limited to 100 children
  • Arrive early to beat the traffic and enjoy the Zoo's "Wildlights" - Cash bar opens at 5pm
  • Social hour 5pm - 7pm
  • Heavy Hors d'oeuvres throughout the evening
  • Silent Auction 5pm - 9pm
  • Live Auction 8pm
  • Musical performances all evening
  • Dress attire is "Holiday Festive Casual"
    Please dress in layers and comfortable shoes for walking the zoo and enjoying the Wildlights holiday display
  • $100 donation per person or $2,000 corporate tables of 10

Kids & Critters - A Zoo Adventure

A new addition to this year's event is "Kids & Critters - A Zoo Adventure," a special "A Christmas To Cure Cancer" zoo education program for children and youth.

Let the Columbus Zoo entertain your child while you are enjoying the event. Children will be divided in classes by age groups within the range of 4 to 16 years old. Your child's evening will fly by as they participate in hands-on activities, games, group play and experience up-close encounters with animal visitors. Food and beverages will be provided. Pre-registration is required and space is limited so sign up soon.

Drop off as early as 5pm. Program from 6pm - 8:30 ending with a mini tour of the lights as the Zoo staff walk the children to Water's Edge where they can meet up with their parents in time for the featured music of the evening.

Emcee Angela An of 10TV
Angela An

Angela An co-anchors the weekday morning newscasts, beginning at 4:25 a.m., with Jeff Hogan.

A three-time Emmy award-winning journalist, An joined WBNS-10TV in August, 2000. Along with her anchoring duties, Angela is also the lead reporter for 10TV's CrimeTracker 10 series. In 2010, she earned a first place Ohio Society of Professional Journalists award for her consumer investigation into hotel security. In 2008, she earned three Emmy awards, for best anchor, best reporter and best general assignment reporting.

An is a strong supporter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Franklin County Dog Shelter, the Capital Area Humane Society and the Heinzerling Foundation for people with severe mental retardation. She is also heavily involved in organizations that support breast cancer research and other cancer awareness, such as Komen Columbus.

Special Guests

Jungle Jack Hanna


Miss Ohio Ellen Bryan

Jack Hanna   Ellen Bryan

Jungle Jack Hanna explores the corners of the globe as one of the most respected animal ambassadors. His enthusiasm and “hands-on” approach to wildlife conservation has won him widespread acclaim as a conservationist, television personality, author and Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and the Wilds.

Recognized as America ’s favorite zookeeper, Jack took his infectious energy to the airwaves by creating three nationally televised programs.  Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures ran for 10 years and is still currently in syndication. Most recently, the Columbus Zoo and Nationwide Insurance have partnered to sponsor the Emmy Award winning Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild and a new show on ABC, Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown.


Ellen Bryan, crowned Miss Ohio 2011 on June 18, is a recent graduate of Ball State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Telecommunications with an emphasis in news. Her career ambition to work as a TV broadcaster.

For three years, Ellen has served as a national spokesperson for lightning safety through a partnership with NOAA's National Weather Service.

In September, 2011, Ellen completed a 27-day bike ride around Ohio to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals through the Miss America Organization. She rode nearly 850 miles and made stops at 45 cities.

This January, Ellen will be competing for the title of Miss America 2012.


Hot Pink Racers

Davina Sowers

Jonalee White Trio

Jonalee White Trio

   Jonalee White Trio

Rachel Sepulveda and Tony Bonardi

Rachel Sepulveda

Tony Bonardi

Corporate Sponsors

We appreciate the generosity of our corporate table dinner sponsors:

Southwest Air Worthington Industries, Inc. Cravat
Saks Fifth Avenue
Compuware AirTran
Cardinal Health Servpro CCC - The James
Heather Pick Spirit Fund Comsys Buckeye Cruise for Cancer
Foodhop Milleson Insurance Worthington Jewelers
Intelligroup Experis The Kimberly McCanney Fund
West Camp Press    

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

For more information regarding the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, visit their website at www.colszoo.org.


We've made arrangements with Chase Suite Hotel if you need to stay the night in Columbus. Mention "A Christmas To Cure Cancer" when making a reservation for the evening of December 2, 2011 to receive the special $79 rate. Rooms are based on availability and are first come, first serve basis.

Chase Suite Hotel

Chase Suite Hotel
4130 Tuller Road, Dublin, OH 43017
Phone: 614.766.7762 or 888.433.9408
Mention "A Christmas To Cure Cancer" event for the $79.00 Rate

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