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2018 Wings Award Luncheon
Check out our pictures from our most recent I Have Wings Award. Would love to see you there next year!
Cincinnati Beer Run w/ Glow
The Cincinnati Beer Run adds glow! A fun beer and glow run, starting in Newport, KY, going through Cincinnati and ending back in Newport with an amazing after-party at Newport Oktoberfest. This run isn't about who's the fastest. This is simply about having fun, acting like your crazy self, and oh having a few beers along the course.
Every half mile you'll be treated to a specialty craft-beer sampling. Once you've made it through the 3.1 mile course, we'll welcome you at Oktoberfest on Riverboat Row with your choice of a 16oz beer. We'll continue the party with music, food, and plenty of drink all while benefiting a local charity.
That's not all! Every participant receives glow wear, a 16oz Cincinnati Beer Run glass and an authentic Cincinnati Beer Run t-shirt included with a paid registration. Additional glasses and shirts are available for purchase.
Please note, this event is restricted to individuals who are 21 years of age or older as of the day of the event.
Event details and schedule
September 22, 2017. Walkers will start at 7:20 PM with Runners beginning at, your choice of, 7:50 or 8:05 PM. This event is restricted to individuals who are 21 years of age or older as of the day of the event. Please note, all sales are final... No exceptions!
Wings Award Winner 2017
Jan Tyler is the 2017 Wings Award Winner.
Jan Tyler was nominated by her nephew, Tyler Teke.
How has the nominee exemplified courage and determination through their cancer journey?
In June of 1998, Jan was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 37. At this time, Jan had three children ages 5, 7 and 10 with a full time job. In August of 1998 she underwent mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. That September she began 8 rounds of chemotherapy.
That next summer, Jan participated in the first Relay for Life event. The following year, she started to serve on the planning committee for the Relay for Life in Dearborn and Ohio Counties.
In May of 2001, it was discovered that Jan’s breast cancer had come back. She underwent a lumpectomy and 35 radiation treatments. Jan knew that the chemotherapy did not work and that if the radiation treatments did not work, there was not much else that could be done. With 3 children in school and a family to take care of, she never skipped a beat.
Almost 19 year later, Jan has beat cancer multiple times and has been a rock for many others fighting that fight. She is cancer free and such an inspiration to many, many others.
She is a grandmother now and loves her granddaughter unconditionally. Jan’s determination in beating this has given her endless, unforgettable memories.
How has the nominee lifted up others contrary to their own diagnosis?
During Jan’s fight, she never stopped thinking of others. While she was fighting cancer, she participated in her first Relay for Life event. This has now become basically a family reunion every year for our family now. In the year 200, 2 years after her diagnosis, Jan joined the planning committee for this event and has been on that committee every year since. She has also been the chairperson of the event/planning committee for 8 years. During her time, the Relay grew exponentially each year and was able to raise thousands of dollars for cancer research.
Just being involved in her own community was not good enough though, from 2011 to 2015, Jan served on the Lakeshore Division Relay for Life Advisory Team for the American Cancer Society, from 2012 – 2015 she served on the Nationwide Relay Advisory Team for the American Cancer Society, from 2012 to 2015 she was a volunteer for Susan G. Komen as a Facilitator of A Time to Heal Program and also an evaluator of grant applications.
Through all this, she did not lose sight of her community though. In November of 2001, she founded and began facilitating monthly meetings of the Breast Cancer Support Group in Dearborn County. This group still exists today and meets monthly to offer support and education opportunities for breast cancer survivors. Jan still continues to facilitate these monthly meetings.
For her work, in the year 2007, she was the recipient of the Heart of Gold Award presented by the Dearborn Community Foundation. In 2010 she was also the recipient of the Distinguished Woman of Dearborn County Award
On top of all this, Jan is an amazing family member. In our family, we have had multiple members either diagnosed with cancer or lose the fight to it. My step-father passed of brain cancer and Jan was and still is my rock. It is amazing how caring and inspiring she is for others, while she is in need her self.
When I think of the work “selfless”, Jan is the epitome of that. During her fight, she was fighting for others.
Divot Up Golf Outing
The I Have Wings Breast Cancer Foundation’s 8th annual charity Divot Up for Breast Cancer Golf Outing.
By participating in this event, you’ll help make a difference in the lives of breast cancer survivors and their families throughout the Greater Cincinnati Tri-State area.
Fun, recreation, networking and a day in the sun are all rolled into a great outing to benefit a great organization.
October 7, 2016 with 9am Tee Time!
The I Have Wings Divot Up registration is now closed. For questions regarding this event, please firstname.lastname@example.org.
BreastOber Fest 2015
Willkommen! Celebrate our rich German heritage Thursday, October 29th, 6:30pm - 9:00pm at Mercedes Benz Ft. Mitchell! Wrap up October Fest and Breast Cancer Awareness month with a BIG PINK CELEBRATION! Tickets just $20.00 at the door and you will enjoy ALL THINGS GERMAN...including music by Gebhard Erler, food by Wunderbar and Hofbrauhaus and Servatii's, Rhinegeist and Braxton beers, Vom Fass wine and Mercedes Benz cars, of course! Guess how many Ultimate Air Shuttles Planes are in the Mercedes Benz Convertible and WIN 2 ROUND TRIP tickets on Ultimate Air Shuttle or a $700 pendent from Schulz & Son Jewelers!
MadTree Brewing Company Supports I Have Wings
October 2015 is "BreastOber Fest" at Madtree Brewing Company at 5164 Kennedy Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45213
Thursday October 22nd enjoy varieties of Madtree beer, games, and fun.
2014 Wings Award Nominees
Wings Award Nominees
Cincinnati Beer Run goes pink!
Thank you for coming out and supporting us at the Cincinnati Beer Run!
Friday, September 26th, was the annual Cincinnati Beer Run starting and ending at the Wiedeman German Octoberfest!
The 5K is unique as runners and walkers sample 6 different regional craft beers. Attendees dress for the occasion; this year’s theme was a glow run. All runners were given glow necklaces, glow sticks and glow bracelets to wear and accent their attire.
I Have Wings took part in full force, with 30 loyal volunteers helping at check in, the beer tasting stations, directing traffic, placing and gathering cones for runners and lots more. They may have even helped with the beer toasting later!!
There was lots of German food, music and dancing! A GREAT time was had by all! Thanks Cincinnati Beer Run for supporting I Have Wings again this year!
Connor High School Accepts Educational Kit
Connor High School, Notre Dame Academy, Dixie Heights High School, St. Henry District High School, Georgetown College, Ludlow High School are just a few of the schools enjoying the educational materials.
Your school can apply for a Breast Cancer Educational Kit of your own.
Please email email@example.com to receive one for your school