Fundraiser brings out hundreds


Many items were donated for the silent auction to raise money for Maple Tree. This is a basket of veggies from Dorothy Lane Markets.


Chef and owner of Fresco Jenn DiSanto spoke during the fundraiser about her experience as a cancer survivor.


Danielle Coots | Greene County News Dr. Karen Wonders Ph.D. and Executive Director of Maple Tree Cancer Alliance speaks during the special fundraiser to help raise money for her program that helps those faced with fighting cancer at Soin Medical Center.


Greene County News

BEAVERCREEK — The Maple Tree Cancer Alliance hosted their biggest fundraiser of the year during the Rise and Shine Brunch at the Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek.

This event offered a silent auction, brunch, and expert speakers regarding the importance for cancer patients to have a safe environment to exercise, proper nutrition, and faith and support. The event brought more than 195 attendees supportive of the cause.

Dr. Karen Wonders Ph.D. is a wife and mother of six and one on the way. She is a teaching professor at Wright State University and the executive director of the Maple Tree Cancer Alliance. She has written two books, contributed four chapters to cancer related books and published over 22 articles pertaining to cancer related issues.

Greene Medical Foundation President and Emcee Jeff Brock said during his introduction of Dr. Wonders, “If you think Karen has her hands full, her heart is even bigger.”

Many items were donated for the silent auction to raise money for Maple Tree. This is a basket of veggies from Dorothy Lane Markets.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/49/2016/10/web1_alliance01.jpgMany items were donated for the silent auction to raise money for Maple Tree. This is a basket of veggies from Dorothy Lane Markets.

Chef and owner of Fresco Jenn DiSanto spoke during the fundraiser about her experience as a cancer survivor.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/49/2016/10/web1_alliance02.jpgChef and owner of Fresco Jenn DiSanto spoke during the fundraiser about her experience as a cancer survivor.

Danielle Coots | Greene County News Dr. Karen Wonders Ph.D. and Executive Director of Maple Tree Cancer Alliance speaks during the special fundraiser to help raise money for her program that helps those faced with fighting cancer at Soin Medical Center.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/49/2016/10/web1_alliance03.jpgDanielle Coots | Greene County News Dr. Karen Wonders Ph.D. and Executive Director of Maple Tree Cancer Alliance speaks during the special fundraiser to help raise money for her program that helps those faced with fighting cancer at Soin Medical Center.

Danielle Coots is a freelance writer for Greene County News.

Danielle Coots is a freelance writer for Greene County News.