Ohio Celtic Club Supports Cancer Awareness Bra Display Fundraiser
By Jim Colliver
The Ohio Celtic Club bridge display was part of the 12th Annual Celtic Club Fights Cancer campaign. The event started in downtown Kent in 2010 as Bras Across the Crooked River for breast cancer awareness. The Celtic Club has had thirty-nine bridge displays in seven N.E. Ohio counties: Cuyahoga, Lake, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit and Tuscarawas, and has donated over 11,000 bras to battered women’s shelters. The displays are now for all types of cancer- some sections are all one color symbolizing each of the various cancers being targeted.
This year’s display was in memory of Cuyahoga Falls Democratic Councilwoman Barbara Jo Sunday White, who passed away from cancer in 2007. Both Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan and Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don Walters attended the event, which is intended to highlight the spirit of cooperation that exists between the two cities today.
The Celtic Club received a citation from State Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-District 34), who wrote, “With sincere pleasure, I give recognition to the Celtic Club of Ohio and salute those who are dedicated to fighting cancer.”