The evening of Saturday, September 13th was filled with all the right things to get the Fall season started off right…pumpkins, cool temperatures, lots of friends, fabulous music and a perfect harvest moon. The occasion was the CARA Fall fund-raiser in support of the group’s mission of enriching the fitness lives of people with developmental disabilities. Held at the home of the Dr. John and Amy Linz, this year’s celebration even topped last year’s premier event. As always, Ohio Valley Goodwill was a co-sponsor of the lovely evening and is one of original founding members of the Community Ambassadors Resource Alliance. Formed in 2004, the non-profit organization is made up of 10 partner organizations all dedicated to raising funds to enrich the health and fitness lives of people with disabilities in Hamilton County.
The enthusiastic guests included representatives from the CARA partner organizations as well as long-time friends and supporters including international friends affiliated with long-time sponsor, the Christopher Marcus Salon. Attendees enjoyed the music provided by guest musicians, Mark Macomber, Mike Mullee and Cesar Vanegas who played a wide variety of popular standards. Delicious appetizers prepared by hostess Amy Linz rapidly disappeared throughout the evening’s event. “The CARA group is so grateful to the Linz family as well as all of our partners and friends for their on-going support of our mission,” said Debbie Moorehous, CARA Executive Director. “It is through your generous efforts that the CARA group is able to offer scholarships that help people with developmental disabilities to improve their fitness lives.” The CARA group also sponsors the annual PigAbilities eight week training event each year in partnership with the Flying Pig Marathon.
Ohio Valley Goodwill is pleased to be a partner of the CARA group which has provided scholarships to hundreds of individuals over the past 14 years. To find out more about the CARA group, visit www.caragroup.org.