Guests at “Cross Out Cancer,” held at the Shoreby Club in Bratenahl, enjoyed a stunning sunset view while sipping cocktails on the shore of Lake Erie.
Proceeds from the event will benefit immunotherapy research and care at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Angie Fowler Institute. Event emcee Betsy Kling introduced Theodoros Teknos, MD, president of the Seidman Cancer Center, and John Letterio, MD, director of the Angie Fowler Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Institute, who delivered an inspiring presentation.
Event co-chairs were Char and Chuck Fowler, Geoff and Linda Masten and Ryan Cross. The program honored the memory of Mary Ann Cross who, thanks to the clinical care and research at UH Seidman Cancer Center, successfully battled chronic lymphocytic leukemia for 23 years.
The evening included a unique silent auction, live entertainment and dinner. Among the silent auction items was a cocktail party at the home of Terry and Sally Stewart, with a tour of Terry’s unprecedented vinyl music collection and a deep dive into his insight into the history of rock and roll as the former director of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Cleveland Browns fans bid on tickets to the Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals game with food and beverage in a private suite, plus a visit to WKYC’s Jim Donovan in the broadcast booth, an autographed Joe Thomas jersey and a supply of his signature Great Lakes 73 Kolsch beer. STORY BY CYNTHIA SCHUSTER EAKIN/PHOTOGRAPHS BY ERIC EAKIN