Adam Ploof and Nala

by David Miller,

Loveland, Ohio – Join me in supporting Adam Ploof and CancerFree KIDS for the 100 Mile Challenge – Corporate Competition, presented by Interlink Cloud Advisors.

I’ve decided to spotlight my friend Adam Ploof who is also the boyfriend of my Loveland Magazine partner, Cassie Mattia. I was excited Monday afternoon when Adam’s FaceBook post popped up and I read that he has challenged himself to walk 100 miles to raise money for childhood cancer research. When you personally know the person who challenged themself to walk 100 miles in 1 month, it suddenly becomes less aloof or something. BTW, I also know their furbabies, Dean and Nala quite well and they will be participating.

During September, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Adam and his colleagues from Loveland-based, Oasis Turf & Tree will each be striving to complete 100 miles of activity to each raise at least $100 for CancerFree KIDS to fund life-saving childhood cancer research. If Oasis Turf & Tree wins the Corporate Competition, they will have a 2022 CancerFree KIDS Research Grant named in their honor! I hope you will join us in our efforts to help Adam reach his goal of $500.

Adam told me he took on the challenge, “Just to raise awareness for the cause.” He said that “anything inside and outside of work except for the milage he accumulates on the machines he rides on at work, counts. “My phone only catches on for walking distances, running, or cycling. Walking, cycling, kayaking. You name it as long as it’s physical exercise could count though. Cassie and I always take both our dogs Dean and Nala on walks every day, so the furbabies will be part of the competition too.”

Oasis Turf & Tree contributes to greater causes each year by doing such things as regular trips to the Ronald McDonald House for the chance to spend the day preparing meals for families. Oasis celebrates Black History Month, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Veterans Day, and National First Responders Day.

This September, about 1,290 kids in the US will be diagnosed with pediatric cancer. They join thousands of others who are currently in treatment and hundreds of thousands more who previously battled cancer. The 100 Mile Challenge exists to “celebrate the survivors, remember those for whom a cure did not come soon enough, and give hope to kids currently undergoing treatment by funding the very best research to improve treatment options for all kids diagnosed with cancer, now and in the future.”

If you are able to donate, please click the “Donate” button below. I have also included the CancerFree KIDS address if you are more comfortable sending a check. I greatly appreciate any amount you are able to give to help Adam pass his goal!

Cassie makes this ask, “Please support my wonderful boyfriend Adam Ploof as he raises money for CancerFree KIDS! I love that we both are passionate about our community and organizations that deserve all the care and support they can get!”

Nala, Adam, Cassie, and Dean

Please make checks payable to CancerFree KIDS and send to CancerFree KIDS PO BOX 575, Loveland, OH 45140. Write “Adam Ploof” on the memo line to credit your donation to his fundraising page

Thank you in advance for supporting Adam and Oasis Turf & Tree in funding life-saving childhood cancer research!

CancerFree KIDS works every day to find gentler and more effective treatments for kids with cancer by funding research that would otherwise go unfunded. They do this because…

  • Childhood cancer is not profitable meaning almost no investment from industry and only 4% of federal cancer research dollars are allocated to pediatrics.
  • Cancer is the #1 killer of children by disease and two-thirds of children who do survive go on to have chronic health issues because of their treatments.
  • To launch gentler and more effective treatments for children. As of now there are 660 FDA approved cancer drugs for adults and only 35 approved for children.

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