Past Events

Childhood Cancer Awareness Event and Fundraiser

CCCN's Bake SaleThe first annual Childhood Cancer Awreness Event and Fundraiser was held on September 29, 2012, at the Northtowne Mall in Defiance, OH.  The event featured posters throughout the mall for the entire of of September, a vendor fair, bakesale, live auction and ourThird Annual "Queen Contest."  It was a rewarding and successful day as the mall was alive with people supporting CCCN's efforts to support area families.  Thanks goes out to all of our sponsors, donors, auctioneer, volunteers, and "Queen" Contestants (Skip Skeens, Kenny Wittenmyer, Brad Hornish, Paul Ramirez, Bobby Olashuk, Josh Clark, Alan Maag, Eric Scwab, Chuck Mast, and Tristen Newberry).

Maddy crowns Kenny Wittenmyer the 2012 CCCN "Queen."  Also shown is Tristen Newberry who was this year's "Princess."

Our 2012 "Queen" Contestants.

Conquer Childhood Cancer Now Poker Run

Conquer Childhood Cancer Now held a Poker Run on Saturday, September 22, 2012.  Thanks to the members of Rollin' Thunder Motorcycle Club, it was a successful event.  Riders braved cold, rain, and even hail to participate.  The event started at the Harley Davidson store in Napoleon, OH and finished at Buffalo Wild Wings in Defiance.  The event featured the poker run, raffles, door prizes, and good food. 



Rollin' Thunder Poker Run

Rollin' Thunder Motorcycle Club from Defiance, OH held its second annual Poker Run for Conquer Childhood Cancer Now.  It was an amazing day as there were more than 140 riders involved in the event.  The event featured the Poker Run, live bands, games, food, door prizes, and auctions.  The generosity of these fine people is very much appreciated by CCCN as they raised over $2300 to help CCCN assist area families affected by childhood cancer.  Below, Rollin' Thunder presents their check to members of Conquer Childhood Cancer Now.


CureSearch Walk

The Toledo CureSearch Walk was held on September 8, 2012 in Oregon, OH at the Pearson Metropark.  On the day of the event, donations reached $39,551. 

That amount is now up to $41,781.  Team Tiana, which was made up of members of CCCN and friends and family of Tiana came in third place with $6,052 in donations.  It was a memorable and rewarding day for all who participated.


Spring Events

St. Baldricks' Event

Saturday, May 12, 2012 

Conquer Childhood Cancer Now be volunteered to help with the St. Baldrick's Event held at:

Bloomfield's Hair Cut Company

Downtown Defiance

224 Clinton St.


This event raised $30,000 for St. Baldrick's.  Thanks to Chris Turner and Bloomfied's Hair Cut Company. 


Zumba-thon and Extravaganza

Another successful event held by Conquer Childhood Cancer Now.  We raised over $2,000 to assist area families.  Thanks to Reta Ptak, our Zumba instructor, to all of our vendors, and everyone who donated silent auction items and baked goods for our bakesale.




9/10/2011 - Buck Run - 1st Annual ATV Poker Run

Proceeds go to CCCN (Conquer Childhood Cancer Now) –Local chapter
Ride Location: 01919 Scott Rd. between Ney and Evansport, OH
1st Riders out at 10 AM/ Last Riders out at 4PM
20+ miles of trails/ approx. 2 hr. ride
ATV’s, Utility side by sides are welcome
Cash prizes for best poker hand/ 50/50 Raffle
Port-A-Pit Chicken dinners will be available for $7.50
Carryouts are also available
$25.00 if registered by Aug. 20th - $35.00 day of ride
2nd rider $20.00 -no poker hand $25.00 w/poker hand
Free T-shirt for pre-registrants only
Additional T-shirts are available in Children’s and adult sizes for $10.00
Ride limited to 1st 350 entries/Must be 18 yrs. old to drive

Click here for signup form

5/21/2011 - Conquer Childhood Cancer Now 5k run/walk

The Conquer Childhood Cancer Now 5k fun run/walk will be coming up Saturday May 21st 2011 at the Independence Dam State Park.  Strollers and dogs are welcome!  Dave's Running Shop will be donating 4 pairs of running shoes for prizes. Free t-shirts will be included for the first 50 registrants prior to Friday April 29th. You can download the registration form here.  In addition, Buffalo Wildwings will be doing a dine 2 donate in conjunction with the event on Sunday May 22nd.  Get your coupons here.  For questions e-mail Ana Nusbaum at or Patty Bishop at

Click Here for 5k Results

5/1/2011 - Zumba-thon

Come join in the fun for the Conquer Childhood Cancer Now Zumba-thon May 1st, 2011 from 2:00pm - 4:30pm being held at the Tinora Elementary School Gym, Registration begins at 1:30.  $10 per participant and $3 per spectator.  Click here to view the flyer, come have fun and help us raise money for Childhood Cancer Awareness and Research.

Summary Of The Past Year

Conquer Childhood Cancer Now had a successful first year of raising awareness and funds.  Our group started in May with the annual Lilac Festival in downtown Defiance.  The first annual Ball Fest provided a fantastic venue for promoting awareness and our first major fundraiser.  Thanks to the Ball Fest committee for giving us the opportunity.  We were then invited to participate in the Grover Hill Summer Fest and thanks to the wonderful kids of Grover Hill we were successful once again. 

The month of August brought about several wonderful opportunities for Conquer Childhood Cancer Now.  Thanks to “Racing for Cancer” we were able to be part of the Mid-Ohio IndyCar racing event and had the opportunity to present information and raise funds.  Thanks to the many wonderful people of “Racing for Cancer,” especially to Ryan Hunter-Reay, Beccy Gordon, Tom Vossman, Patty Marek, and the IndyCar Racing teams.
Other activities in August included the Route 127 garage sale, thanks to the Nusbaum family, and the “Conquer Childhood Cancer Now Queen Contest,” which was held at the Defiance County Fair.  The Defiance County Fair Board was very supportive in the success of our first year in operation.  A big thank you goes out to our wonderful contestants who included:  Bob Hathaway, Bobby Olashuk, Jim Hall, Chris Tyler, Eric Tipton, Eric Spiller, Josh Busch, and our first Queen, Andy Singer.
Several restaurants jumped in and were significant contributors as they held fundraisers for our group.  These restaurants included Applebee’s and Buffalo Wild Wings of Defiance as well as Abuelo’s Restaurant of Maumee.  Wal-Mart of Defiance allowed Conquer Childhood Cancer Now to set up a lemonade stand in front of their store.  This fundraiser was another successful event for our group.
Fall time activities held by CCCN continued to be successful in raising awareness and funds as the group participated in the Johnny Appleseed Festival held at Auglaize Village.  A “One Stop Shopping Extravaganza,” organized by Cat Decker, was held at the Poplar Ridge Church of the Brethren.  Thanks to all of the vendors who took part and made donations to our group.
The Defiance Lions Club hosted its 64th annual Halloween parade on October 31, and was attended by several thousand people.  This proved to be a major event that helped raise awareness about childhood cancer.  Many members of our group helped with the planning and building of our first ever float for the parade.  A big thank you goes to Pat Bishop for donating his time, trailer and truck for the event.
Fundraising for the year wrapped up with members of Conquer Childhood Cancer Now participating in the Elder-Beerman Community Day Coupon Book Sales.

2/25/2011 - 3/27/2011 - #beatcancer Ride to St. Pete

Racing For Cancer's Founder, Tom Vossman is embarqing on a cycling trip across the country, February 25th - March 27th 2011, 2800 miles in 28 days; the #beatcancer Ride to St. Pete to raise awareness for the cause.  The ride will start in California and conclude in St. Petersburg Florida for the start of the IndyCar season.  Individual donations are being accepted at:

3/14/2011 - St. Baldricks Head Shaving Event

Monday March 14th 2011 is the St Baldricks's head shaving event at Terry Henricks Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Archbold Ohio.  Come out and join us to cheer on those dedicated people who have volunteered to have their heads shaved to bring awareness and raise funds for childhood cancer.  Three members of Conquer Childhood Cancer Now are currently registered to have their heads shaved; Amanda Rau, Mandy Knapp, and Cat Decker are all stepping up to the plate to show their support.

3/19/2011 - Conquer Childhood Cancer Now Shopping Extravaganza

The Shopping Extravaganza will be at Noble Elementary School from 10am - 5pm.  Numerous vendors will be present with items such as Tupperware, Thirty-One, Kelly's Chocolate's and Sweet Treats, Gold Canyon, jewelry, Girl Scouts, and many others.  


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