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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

11th Annual Benefit Concert and Charity Auction - Columbus, Ohio

Friday, November 30, 2012
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

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$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 Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.

Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center

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.

Featuring Ruth’s Chris Hors d’oeuvres, Martinis and Carving station
Ruth's Chris Steak House

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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

Back by popular demand 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 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.


Dave Powers

Dave Powers

Derek DiCenzo

Derek DiCenzo

Roger Hoards

Roger Hoards

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Corporate Sponsors

We appreciate the generosity of our corporate table dinner sponsors:

Worthington Industries, Inc. Cravat Saks Fifth Avenue
Cardinal Health Experis
Milleson Insurance West Camp Press Servpro
CCC - The James Worthington Jewelers Ruth's Chris

Buckeye Cruise for Cancer

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 November 30, 2012 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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