Tuesday, December 14, 2010

What we have been up to...

Hi Everyone,

We wanted to share with you some of the tings we have done in 2010 .We are providing 8 new PS3’s and controllers for every chemo bed in the clinic, we bought a pool table for the teen room on the ward, we have contracted with West Side Bakery to make all of the birthday and end of chemo party cakes and provides toys and awards to our kids at this years annual auction. The biggest news is that Akron Children’s Hospital has announced that they will be renaming Camp C.H.O.P.S to Camp Ed Bear. This is quite an honor for Project Ed Bear. Our Board of Directors decided to start an Endowment through Children’s Hospital specifically for that camp and recently presented them with a check for $50,000 from Project Ed Bear.

In addition to the above we provide the following items each year

· The Signature “Ed Bear” Teddy Bear that started it all. This is given to every child upon being diagnosed.

· Play Stations and games for each room on the oncology unit

· The annual Camp Chops (camp for hematology/oncology patients of Akron Children’s Hospital)

· New Patient Bags

· Computers and supplies for the oncology ward teacher

· Treasure chest gifts (for the children to pick from after their procedures and chemo)

· Birthday parties

· End of treatment parties

· Teen room Pool table

· All teen activities including an annual trip to Cedar Point

· The annual Christmas party for the children and their families

· Computer, Wii ad Playstation Games

· DVD’s for the children and their parents to choose from

· Beautiful Filled Stockings for Christmas

· Hearts of Chocolate for Valentines Day

· Easter Gifts

· Photo , Scrapbook and Art materials for the ward

· A beautiful new clinic waiting area that includes an Ed Bear Cave for the children filled with toys

· Laptop Computers

· Flat screen televisions for the ward

· College Scholarships

Thank You SO Very Much For You Support!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Items 32 through 36

#32 Hello Kitty Basket

#33 Autographed photo of Robert Redford

#34 Jewelry Making Classes

#35 CAV's Mercedes Benz Club VIP Tickets

#36 English Tea Basket with antique bone china

Monday, October 18, 2010

Item 31


Item 31 up for bid is a Framed 3 Original Sport Illustrated Covers

June 11th, 1973 signed by Ron Turcoffe (Secretariet)
May 16th, 1977 signed by Jean Cruget (Seattle Slew)
May 15th, 1978 signed by Steve Cauthen (Affirmed)

Includes Triple Crown Winner Buttons from each horse and a very old Crop (also in the frame)!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Items 26 through 30

#26 7 signed individual 8x10 photos of the cast of Desperate Housewives


#28 8x10 signed photo of Johnny Depp

#29 Disney Princess Basket

#30 Signed Copy of Lisa's Story by Tom Batiuk (Funky Winkerbean and Crankshaft cartoon artist)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Items 21 through 25

Item #21 A Child's Birthday Pony Party. You can have your party there or they will come directly to your home.

Item # 22 Lalaloopsy Doll Dot with Outfit

Item #23 Cleveland Browns Purse

Items #24 Pittsburgh Steelers Purse

Item # 25 Children's Library Basket filled with books

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Auction items 17 Through 20

Item #17 12 pack of tickets to the 2011 Cleveland Film Festival
Item #18 4 VIP tickets to the Dr. Phil Show
Item #19 Beautiful Handmade Baby Quilt
Item # 20 Limo Ride for 4 to your airport of choice

Tickets and in and now for sale. If you need tickets please email me at susan@projectedbear.org

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Auction Item # 16

Yesterday I recieved a Cleveland Browns Football signed by David Bowens!

The auction is Monday, November 29th at The Quaker Station in Akron.
Doors Open at 5. Let me know if you need tickets!

Join me in helping children suffering from cancer right here at Akron Children's Hospital.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Everyone that has a little girl in their life will know what a GREAT auction itme this is..


Monday, October 4, 2010

More Items at the 2010 Auction

11. 4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS IN ORLANDO AT THE DOUBLETREE UNIVERSAL HOTEL Trip includes 2 tickets of your choice to Disney, Sea World or Universal

12. Signed Cookbooks from our own Michael Symon and Bobby Flay

13. Autographed photo of the original cast from E.R.

14. Autographed photo from the cast of TWILIGHT

The auction will be held on Monday, November 29th at the Quaker Station downtown Akron. Email me at susan@projectedbear.org if you would like more information, to donate, sponsor or tickets.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Next 5 Items

6. Autographed Cast 8x10 Photo of Grey's Anatomy
7. Akron Aeros Lodge for you and several of your guest
8. Golf and Lunch for 4 at Silver Lake Country Club
9. Huge Ohio State Fan Basket
10. Girls Day Out which includes Master make up class with wine for 4 at Saks at Beachwood Mall and Lunch at Hyde Park in Beachwood.

The Dinner/Auction will be held on Monday, November 29th at the Quaker Station downtown Akron. For tickets email me at susan@projectedbear.org

Friday, October 1, 2010

Auction Items

I will list five things each day that we will have at the auction this year to help create excitment.

1. Catered Romantic dinner for Two with a Bottle of Wine
2. Italian Mario Batali Bowl
3. Framed Signed 8x10 photo of the cast from M*A*S*H*
4. Scrapbookers Paradise Basket with a retail value of over $350
5. One Week Lake Havasu Arizona Vacation

Ticket will be available on October 11th. How many would you like?

Thursday, September 30, 2010


I am excited to announce that WONE 97.5 (The Home Of Rock & Roll) will be one of our Media Sponsors this year at the 16th annual Project Ed Bear Dinner/Auction.
Tim Daugherty and Christi Nichols will MC and will also be on stage to help our AWESOME auctioneer Bob form Benefit Auctions.

The Auction will take place on Monday, November 29th at The Quaker Station in downtown Akron. Tickets are available now. Please let me know if you would like an invitation to the auction or more information.

The best part of the evening is always sharing it with several of our Project Ed Bear Children (children with cancer and cancer survivors). They are ALWAYS the V.I.P.'s of the evening.

I will be posting some of the items up for auction starting Friday.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Meet Caitlin Shoup

Congratulations to Caitlin Shoup. Caitlin is our first Project Ed Bear College Scholarship recipient to graduate from college. We are SO PROUD of you Caitlin!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Meet Madison

Madison's mom just sent me a link to the photo session they had.


I knew you would love to be invited to view the pictures. Here is the link.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sam Bish

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to pass this on to you for those that wish to express condolences.
We love and will miss you little Sam.


Obituary & Life History

Samuel Gordon Bish, age 9, of Reynoldsburg went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 20, 2010, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with osteosarcoma. Sam was born on January 25, 2001 at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, KY. He is the beloved son of Cindy and Michael Bish; big brother of Aubrey and Caitlin Bish; loving grandson of Gail Handwork, Jeffrey (Linda) Wallerstein, and Bob and Joanne Bish; great-grandson of Pauline Gordon and Paul and Faye Handwork; nephew of Sarah (Dan) Koren and Jim (Beth) Bish, and cousin of Ian Cameron, Emily and Lauren Bish. Sam was preceded in death by his grandfather, Greg Handwork and great-grandmothers, Katherine Sherman and Martha Bish. Sam would have been a fourth grader at French Run Elementary School. He and his family are members of Westerville Christian Church. Sam enjoyed playing video games and watching movies especially Star Wars. He loved playing with his legos, being with his friends, and his favorite musicians were Chris Daughtry and Lifehouse, both whom he had the opportunity to meet in April 2010. His big beautiful smile will be missed by all who knew and loved him. A Celebration of Sam’s Life will be held at 11 A.M. Friday, August 27, 2010 at Westerville Christian Church, 471 E. College Ave. Family will receive friends from 4-8 P.M. Thursday at SCHOEDINGER NORTHEAST CHAPEL, 1051 E. Johnstown Rd., Gahanna and from 10-11 A.M. Friday at the church. Pastor Greg Bondurant officiating. Interment to follow at Blendon Central Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish, Central Ohio Region, 2545 Farmers Dr. Suite 300, Columbus, Ohio 43235 or to Nationwide Children’s Hospice Unit or to Nationwide Children’s Hematology and Oncology Unit, attn: Commemorative, Children’s Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 16810, Columbus, Ohio 43272-5117. Words cannot express the gratitude felt by Sam’s family for the immeasurable amount of love, prayers, and support shown to them during this very difficult journey. Sam’s journey with osteosarcoma is recorded in an online journal at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/sambish. You may also express condolences at www.schoedinger.com

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Meet Lucas!

We have known Lucas since he was 7. It is hard to believe that he will soon be 18.

This picture was taken at Porthouse Theatre after Lucas spoke with the audience of his own experience with being a Project Ed Bear recipient.

He is s Senior this year and will be going off to college next year and will receive a $1000 Project Ed Bear College Scholarship for the four years he attends.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Let me share with you about Sam

Sam is one of our Project Ed Bear children. He lives in Ohio but not in the greater Akron/Cleveland area. One of the parents of another Project Ed Bear child referred him to us. I have followed his caring bridge page for several months now. I am posting the link here. Please pray peace.for Sam and his mommy and daddy . Thank you in advance for your prayers and support.



Thursday, August 12, 2010

Scenes from the ward part 1

Recently several board members and friends of Project Ed Bear were invited to tour the ward at Akron Children's hospital. We got to take a peek at some of the wonderful things project Ed Bear provides for the kids.

I had my husband Matt take a few pictures with his iphone (so they arent the best pictures) as we toured and will show you a peek from time to time.

Today we will be looking at the Outpatient area where the children come in to have their chemo.

Each room is outfitted with toys, televisions and brightly colored artwork. (Some created by the kids while at Camp Chops)

This for example is the Princess Room:

And another treatment room: You can see more toys here as well

The tv in each treatment room also has a DVD player. The patients have access to a complete library of DVDs provided by Project Ed Bear

They also have access to board games as well. Here is a small board game stash (the larger stash in in the Inpatient area)

and activity packs

The outpatient area is also decorated with several awesome murals. All of them have a bear hiding somewhere in the mural. This was my favorite Bear-nie Kosar

I hope you've enjoyed seeing just a small part of how the money raised by Project Ed Bear provides comforts and needs to the children. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Stay tuned to see the Inpatient area, the Teen Room, the PLAY room and the of course the bear cave.

Sarah Rice

Website Up

Our website is up and functional. We will have a brand new look by the end of this year and it will have all of the design and functions that we need. For now I am excited to let you know that you can go to the website and download the letter and forms for the 16th annual Project Ed Bear auction /dinner. It also has links to the blog and our facebook page.

Come on over for a visit http://www.projectedbear.org/

Monday, August 2, 2010

Excited to share some of the auction items!

Our kick off committee meeting isn't until the 10th of this month and already God is blessing us with incredible items for this years auction. I have a chef coat and cookbook signed by Iron Chef Michael Symon, a week at Lake Havasu, Great tickets to a CAV's game and much much more. With that being said, we are seeking items and need your help. So please let us know if you can help.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Can you help??

We are in NEED of AUCTION ITEMS and SPONSORS for the 2010 16th Annual Project Ed Bear Auction. Project Ed Bear is a 501c3 not for profit that provides comforts and needs for pediatric oncology patients. Because we are a 501c3 your donations are tax deductible. If you have an item or
service that you would like to donate, please let me know via email
susan@projectedbear.org .

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Welcome to the Project Ed Bear Blog.

Project Ed Bear is an all volunteer 501c3 organization dedicated to providing comforts and needs for Pediatric Oncology patients throughout Ohio.

Most of our work is done through and for Akron Children's Hospital.

I have created this blog to keep you up to date on what Project Ed Bear is working on, to get your input and ideas, to stay connected with our supporters and to feature our kids.

On June 4th through 6th Akron Children's Hospital held the annual Camp Chops (for the oncology, hematology patients). Project Ed Bear was there all day on Saturday with all the crafts, the photo booth and the laser tag. Although we are only there one day, Project Ed bear pays for the entire camp each year. We are able to do this because of people like you. THANK YOU. Pictures from camp are featured on the right side of the blog.

We have one main fundraiser ever year. The 16th annual Project Ed Bear dinner/auction will be held on Monday, November 29th at The Quaker Station in Akron. It will be a lovely evening and many of our kids will be joining us that evening. We will have complimentary valet parking. I hope you will join us.

We are currently seeking items and sponsors for the auction. I am also seeking people interested in being on our 2010 auction committee . Please leave me a comment or send me an email if you are interested in helping in any of those ways.

Have a blessed day,
Susan Summerville