A THREAD of Hope 2019
Sam’s Fans is a non-profit organization created in memory of Samantha McCarthy. Founded by Sam’s mom, Nikki McCarthy, it’s dedicated to promoting and enhancing music and art therapy programs that serve seriously ill children and their families. The organization works with Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Ohio University and individual families.
Miranda Boyle, founder and owner of THREAD, became friends with Nikki many years ago. They created an immediate, life-long connection. In October of 2015, A THREAD of Hope was born. Each year, the event grows and generates a huge impact for Sam’s Fans. In addition to supporting two incredible organizations that share the mission: Flying Horse Farms and the Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio, TOH provides funding for a much needed music and art therapy program at the Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center BMT unit, specializing in care for patients with serious illnesses. It also helped Nikki realize a longtime dream of bringing a part-time outpatient music therapist to pediatric patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital!
This was our second year planning the event with an amazing committee of women! It was also the 5th year for the annual event, which meant really showing appreciation for the partners that have taken this event and made it was it is.
The event is a lot of hard work, but thanks to some amazing local vendors, sponsors and the planning committee, it was another fantastic evening full of drinks, food, music and fun! This was another record year for our fundraising efforts as well – we raised over $155,000 for Sam’s Fans in one night!
Event Planning Donors:
Sadie Baby Sweets / Perfect Pear Sisters / Buckeye Donuts / Shaw Brothers Music / Class Acts / Axcess & Bass / Got Ya Covered / All Occasions / Birdhouse Co. / Rose Bredl / Brew Dog / Heidelberg / Watershed / Josh Staley Productions / The Scout Guide