Selling lemonade and baked goods for cancer research


(Posted Aug. 30, 2021)

Santino Carnevale of West Jefferson will hold his annual lemonade stand and bake sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 4 at Huntington Bank in conjunction with West Jefferson’s Ox Roast parade.

Proceeds benefit head and neck cancer research at The James-Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Michael Carnevale was diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma in March 2006 shortly after learning he was going to become a father to Santino. He battled the disease for more than 10 years, passing away on Nov. 9, 2016.

With his dad as his inspiration, Santino has been raising money for research for many years. There are several ways to support Santino’s Crusade:

• Make a donation at the lemonade stand or online at;

• Donate a baked good. Contact: Brooke Carnevale, (614) 419-7718; Shannon Doran, (614) 562-7600; or Sandy Karnes, (614) 878-6864;

• Make a donation to the Sheriff Jim Karnes Cancer Fund – 501(c)(3) at any Huntington National Bank. All donations made to the fund through Dec. 31 will be donated to head and neck cancer research; or

• Like the “Santino Crusade for a Cancer Free World” Facebook and Instagram pages and help to spread the word.


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