One of the great things we’ve realized since our 2006 start is how we can use our business to support our community in creative ways. The invitations we receive to participate in various causes truly move us as community members and as a family.
This year we have participated in several fundraisers that directly impact our community and align with our values including: The H.O.P.E Picnic and Pelotonia.
The H.O.P.E. Homeless/Outreach/Programs/Events Picnic, now in it’s fifth year is a ministry that reaches out to the homeless in Columbus. This ministry gives aid to people who live in tents or under the viaducts and bridges. The goal is to help them with the basic needs of life.
“As a picnic sponsor, Fun’l Frenzy has donated their time and fun’l cakes to attendees for the past 4 years. The desserts are gobbled down by everybody that comes and people really love them!” Christine Broas, Picnic of H.O.P.E., Team Leader
It’s such a pleasure to see the delight and excitement of people enjoying our fun’l cakes. Picnic goers and organizers alike are thankful we donate our desserts to the event. We are truly the thankful ones to contribute and be invited back year-after-year.
The other community event we enjoy being a part of is the Pelotonia. The goal of Pelotonia is simple: One Goal, End Cancer. Pelotonia’s operating expenses are covered by funding partners so that 100% of every dollar raised by Pelotonia bicycle riders, virtual riders and volunteers goes directly to fund cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center—Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. My family, like so many others, was directly impacted by this disease when my aunt was diagnosed with lung cancer. It was a shock to our entire family and made me personally become more interested in actively joining the fight for a cure.
This year marks my third Pelotonia ride and once again it was an amazing experience. I continue to be excited by the opportunity to support such an important cause; not simply writing a check, but committing my mind, my body, my energy and my heart to this challenging ride.Last year, I knew I didn’t want to do the ride alone, so when I signed up to ride 100 miles from the campus of Ohio State to the campus of Ohio University, my son was by my side. This year was a momentous event as well because I was riding as a member of Team Navigator, alongside people that have very quickly become not only my co-workers, but my friends.
Thank you to Pelotonia for continuing the commitment to fight this disease!