GatherPalooza + giveaway

Hey CLE friends! How has your week been? I am slowly creeping back to the land of the living from a horrible case of the flu. You know the one…the one that keeps you in bed for days, drinking gingerale by the 2-liter, while wearing sweaters on your teeth because you can barely lift your head up from the pillow? Yep…that one. I guess I should go crawling to my local pharmacy for my flu shot…I couldn’t take another bug. So glad to be feeling on the up and up.

Today I wanted to tell you about a wonderful event hosted by a very important Cleveland nonprofit and the good news? I have two tickets to give to one lucky reader.


GatherPalooza, hosted by The Gathering Place will feature a battle of the bands competition made up of four bands including talented musicians from all over our city. These professionals-by-day, musicians by night will compete to raise money to support mission of The Gathering Place as they celebrate 15 years of service to our community. GatherPalooza is expected to draw over 600 people and 100 percent of the proceeds will support the FREE SERVICES offered at The Gathering Place for those touched by cancer, including support groups, programming for children and teens, art therapy, nutrition and exercise classes, lectures, lending libraries, a wig salon and more.

This community-based, cancer support center with locations in Beachwood and Westlake provides programs and services to address the social, emotional, physical and spiritual needs of individuals with cancer and the people around them. One time I attended a yoga event at their Beachwood campus and I remember feeling a sense of peace and joy from everyone who was there, a true destination for hope and healing. Recently our family lost a very special person to the side effects of cancer treatments and for that we will be forever saddened. Knowing there are organizations within our community right here in Northeast Ohio gives me a such a sense of pride at how many wonderful human beings make up our community, this is one of those organizations that is well worth all of our time and talents.

This celebration and music extravaganza will be held at the historic Grays Armory (1234 Bolivar Road) in Cleveland on Saturday, October 17th from 6:30-11pm. General admission tickets are available for $75 or VIP tickets are available for $150. General admission includes food stations along with two complimentary drink tickets. VIP tickets also include complimentary valet parking, a seat at a reserved table and open bar access. Get your tickets to this very impactful event here.

Want to win a pair? Tweet me at “@iheartclev I’d love to attend the GatherPalooza fundraiser for @touchedbycancer.” Winner will be drawn by next Thursday, October 15th. 

Feel well Ohio, make sure to wash your hands, drink your OJ and breathe the fresh fall air. much love.