The 9th Annual Fire & Ice: A Gourmet Affair Latin Style was another great success, raising over $100,000 in support of the Josh Cares Child Life Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Josh Cares was co-founded by Systems Evolution, Inc. CEO Dan Pierce and his wife Lynn, along with SEI Principal Consultant Ann Helfrich in memory of Ann’s son Josh, who tragically passed away in 2004.
For each of the last nine years, Fire & Ice guests have enjoyed a virtual vacation to a different exotic location without leaving the Greater Cincinnati area. Click here to purchase tickets to the event and find more information. Fire & Ice is the signature fundraising event for Josh Cares, raising over $100,000 annually in support of the Josh Cares Child Life Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Josh Cares ensures that all seriously ill children, who are enduring a lengthy hospitalization without the consistent presence of a close family member, have a trusted caregiver upon whom they can depend to help ease their stress each and every day as they face painful, frightening and lonely times.
November 2013 marked a major milestone for Josh Cares. On November 6th, 2013, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Josh Cares celebrated eight years of providing support to some of the hospital’s most critically ill children through volunteerism and over $1 million in cumulative donations from Josh Cares to the hospital. In addition, Josh Cares committed to raise an additional $1 million to further this important mission – this time to be accomplished within four years! This was announced at a special gathering held at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) campus with Josh Cares leaders and senior hospital staff members.