The purpose of The IBC Network Foundation is simple:
Why do we "Hunt?"
Lori Gill Grennan passed away on January 21, 2013 as a result of Inflammatory Breast Cancer. We "hunt" to carry out her mission.Though Lori has moved on to a better life, her legacy lives on through her family and friends and this wonderful charity event.The Ohio Hunt for Hope has raised over $613,000 dollars in 8 years, and we rasied an astonishing $168,532 last year. WOW! Your generosity helped to fund approximately 15 major research projects.This is not possible without Ohio's support and our ALL VOLUNTEER organization. Click here https://www.theibcnetwork.org/how-we-help/ to read more about the studies we have funded.
What is the Hunt for Hope?
The Hunt for Hope is an adventurous scavenger hunt! Teams are comprised of two or more participants. Ideal team size is four to six members and teams stay together to complete tasks. You only need a camera phone, transportation and a fun competitive spirit to participate! Teams will have three hours to complete as many of the given tasks as possible. Each task is assigned a point value, and the teams with the most points win prizes.
When is the Hunt for Hope?
The Hunt is Sunday, October 6, 2019 with check in beginning at 12:15 PM. At this time team captains pick up event packets and t-shirts. Participants can begin bidding on silent auction items and purchase split the pot tickets.The Hunt will run from 1- 4 PM. Pizza, snacks and drinks will be provided while scores are calculated.The award presentation and silent auction will conclude by 5 pm. Please sign as a participant or donate to a friend who is a paticipant. Register by September 15 to ensure your t-shirt!
How does the Hunt for Hope raise money?
There is no participation fee for the Hunt for Hope. Your initial $10 donation offsets the cost of your t-shirt. Instead, teams and individuals are encouraged to reach out to their friends and family to collect donations. Prizes are awarded for teams or individuals that collect the most donations. Teams will also earn some of their points based on the amount of money their team raised! The money raised underwrites research via The IBC Network Foundation. To begin raising donations, click on the name of a participant or start your own fundraising page. You can bypass the Hunt's registration process if you prefer to only donate. Don't forget to see if your company matches donations! (TAX ID is 501c3 EIN # 38-3850833)
What is Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)?
IBC is a rare form of breast cancer. The 5-year overall survival rate is less than 30%, as compared to near 90% for all other types of breast cancers combined. IBC cannot be detected until a stage III.