Santino’s Crusade for a Cancer-Free World raises $13,000

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(Posted Nov. 1, 2018)

Santino Carnevale’s Crusade for a Cancer-Free World took the form a community tailgate party on Oct. 6 at Pat’s Pizza and Pub in West Jefferson.

The event, which featured a cornhole tournament, children’s activities, live music entertainment and more, raised $13,000 for cancer research.

The funds go to The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute in Columbus in memory of Santino’s father, Michael, who battled adenoid cystic carcinoma. Carnevale is a student at Jefferson Local Schools.

Santino Carnevale (third from left), organizer of the Crusade for a Cancer-Free World tailgate party, hangs out with Zac Thompson, Wyatt Keyt and Nick Fitzpatrick who came out to support their friend’s cause.
J.P. Hockenberry and Nate Price tossed their way to the cornhole championship title.
T’awnna Morris and Trevor Peters ham it up for the camera at the Crusade for Cancer-Free World tailgate party.
(From left) Zac Thompson, Melissa Muholland, Brett Bogenrife and Kennedy Taylor paint pumpkins at one of the activity stations at the tailgate. The event offered entertainment for children and adults alike.

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