A THREAD of Hope, Benefitting Sam’s Fans
Thu, Oct 27
7pm -10pm

A THREAD of Hope, Benefitting Sam’s Fans

The Exchange at Bridge Park
Public  ·  Host by THREAD + Sam’s Fans
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Don’t miss our annual A THREAD of Hope fundraiser benefitting Sam's Fans on Thursday, October 27th, 2022, at 7:00 pm at The Exchange at Bridge Park. 

A THREAD of Hope is a fun and amazing evening full of live music, a THREAD fashion presentation, delicious light bites & drinks, and both a live & silent auction.

By supporting A THREAD of Hope, you help support Sam’s Fans’ mission to support and enhance music and art therapy programs that serve seriously ill children and their families in Columbus and beyond.
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Ticket includes admission, food, open bar, fashion show and live music.


Sponsorship opportunities starting at $500.

If you have questions regarding sponsorship, please contact Mandy McGlone | 614-746-8545 | mandy@samsfans.org.
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2022 chairwoman: Stephanie Ferrell

Leadership Committee:
Nikki McCarthy
Miranda Boyle
Mandy McGlone
Christina McKenna
Jennifer Drew
Alexa Anderson
Heather Buck
Adriane Emerson
Kristen Ewig
Lauren Jackson
Kate McLean
Jackie Murphy
Alli Nini
Laura Radulovich
Allie Sabo
Dene Sanfillipo
Katy Ufferman
Darcy Warden

Sam’s Fans is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organizatio. Sam, born in 1998, was diagnosed with Fanconi Anemia (FA), an inherited anemia that leads to bone marrow failure, when she was in the first grade. She underwent a bone marrow transplant at just ten years old. Following her transplant, Sam spent much of the next fourteen months in the hospital. Throughout this difficult and isolating experience, one bright spot for Sam was the music therapist who would visit with her and could bring a small bit of normalcy and beauty to her days through music. It allowed her to better express her emotions, relieved stress, and was often the highlight of her day. In her memory, Sam’s Fans raises money to help provide art and music therapy for seriously ill children and their families. 

Despite her courageous battle, Samantha McCarthy passed away on October 15, 2009 at the age of eleven. In 2015, to honor Sam’s life and legacy, her parents Nikki & Dan McCarthy founded Sam’s Fans with the mission of providing therapeutic music and art interventions to children with life-threatening illnesses.