This week on Cleveland Connection:

Kick-It was founded in Chagrin Falls, Ohio by 10-year old Quinn Clarke during his second battle with cancer. He asked his parents if he could have a kickball game to raise money for research and was shocked when more than 500 people came to support him. That afternoon has inspired people from across the country and as far away as Hawaii and Australia to help save the lives of children with cancer.

In this segment, Dave talked to Ava Harb, her mom Deana, and Alison Clarke, all involved with Kick-It here in Cleveland. It’s a chance to play kickball on the field at Progressive Field!

More info on Kick-it is found here.


Fisher House, similar to a Ronald McDonald House, is for military family members to stay free-of-charge while their injured or ill loved one receives treatment, procedures, operations, or rehabilitation. The Goal of the Greater Cleveland Fisher House Organization is to raise $7,000,000 for the construction of a Fisher House (there are currently 62 houses in operation across the United States, Germany, and England) that will be located on the grounds of the Louis Stokes VA Hospital in Cleveland, the third largest VA hospital in the United States.

Dave talks with Rick DeChant about where Fisher House is going to be built, how it helps veterans and their families, and about the 98.5 WNCX golf outing to support Fisher House.

Learn more about Fisher House here.

Want to play at the WNCX Golf Outing? Click here!


Koinonia Homes is partnering with people who have developmental disabilities to achieve healthy, fulfilling, enriched lives.

Dave talks with Jerry DeLiberato from Koinonia Homes about the various programs involved with the organization.

Learn about Koinonia Homes, Junk Away, and Rising Harvest Farms here.


Welcome to Bike MS: Buckeye Breakaway 2015! For those of you that haven’t heard, we have changed the former Pedal to the Point ride this year. This is something that we have been looking into and talking to participants about for several years. We’re excited about this move as we hope to provide an extraordinary experience for our riders and create a community feel at the new overnight location – Ashland University.

Dave talks with Patti Substelny, MS survivor and spokesperson for Bike MS. Sign up and get more information here.


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