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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

14th Annual Benefit Concert and Charity Auction - Columbus, Ohio

Friday, December 4, 2015
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


Heavy Hors d'oeuvres throughout the evening and cash bar
Silent Auction 5pm - 9pm
Kids & Critters - A Zoo Adventure. Ages 4-14

Proceeds benefit The Heather Pick Music Program at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute

Heather Pick Music Program

Purpose of the Fund

Music has a power beyond words to comfort, to energize and to help with the healing process. As famed doctor and author Olive Sacks has written, music can be more therapeutic than any medication. Music, he says, "brings back the feeling of life when nothing else can."

Since music makes such a positive difference in the lives of our patients, their families, and our staff, we have always envisioned a robust music program for the new cancer hospital, one where we have the capacity for patients and staff can personally view, or where patients can participate by watching from their rooms if their health precludes them from attending the concert.

Honoring the legacy of Heather Pick and the musical talents and passion of Lorne VanFossen.

Featuring Ruth’s Chris Hors d’oeuvres, Martinis and Carving station with Martini Raffle featuring exquisite items from Worthington Jewelers.

Ruth's Chris Steak House

Ruth's Chris catered buffet with meat carving stations 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Worthington Jewelers


With Emcee Angela An

Chuck Strickler

Featuring "Happy Hour" style evening starting at 5pm with celebrity bartenders

Joel Riley
Joel Riley
Bill Kelly
Bill Kelly
Mike Davis
Jeff Hogan
Karina Nova
Karina Nova
Woody Johnson
Woody Johnson
Kayla Hanley
Kayla Hanley
Johnny DiLoretto
Johnny DiLoretto
Dino Tripodis
Dino Tripodis
Brittany Begley
Brittany Begley

Event Details
  • Space is limited to 500
  • "Kids & Critters - A Zoo Adventure" for ages 4-14, Space limited to 100 children
  • Arrive early to beat the traffic and enjoy the Zoo's "Wildlights" - Cash bar opens at 5pm
  • Social hour 5:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Heavy Hors d'oeuvres throughout the evening
  • Ruth's Chris catered buffet with meat carving stations 6:30 - 8:00 pm
  • Silent Auction 5:00 - 9:00 pm
  • 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 14 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.


Roger Hoard

Roger Hoard

Cody Romshak

Cody Romshak


Danny Aguiar

Danny Aguiar

Jon Eshelman

Jon Eshelman

Corporate Sponsors

We appreciate the generosity of our corporate table dinner sponsors:

Worthington Industries, Inc.

Merrill Lynch
Milleson Insurance
Buckeye Cruise for Cancer

The James

West Camp Press
Worthington Jewelers

Ruth's Chris Kroger
Aerospace Lubricants


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 Cloverleaf Residence Suites if you need to stay the night in Columbus. Mention "A Christmas To Cure Cancer" when making a reservation for the evening of December 4, 2015 to receive the special $89 rate. Rooms are based on availability and are first come, first serve basis.

Chase Suite Hotel

Cloverleaf Residence Suites
*** With shuttle service to and from the zoo ***
4130 Tuller Road, Dublin, OH 43017
Phone: 614.766.7762 or 888.433.9408
Mention "A Christmas To Cure Cancer" event for the $89.00 rate (+ tax)

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Benefiting The James

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A Christmas To Cure Cancer 6
Christmas Island
Last Christmas
Happy Christmas
Liz & Ralph & Calvin
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Guitar)
Grown Up Christmas List
Christmas Drive
Three Hundred Sixty Four
Merry Christmas Baby
Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight)
It's Christmas
Baby It's Cold Outside
Dance Of The Elves
Silent Night
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Piano)
The Secret Of Christmas
O Holy Night
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