Hundreds of individuals, companies and organization pull together every year to host the Bandana Bash at Zick’s Great Outdoors Nursery in Wildwood.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Jo Beck
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
As the barbecue smoke wafted over the trees at Zick's Great Outdoors Nursery & Landscaping Co., local people gathered last month to honor their friend who lost his life to leukemia. Every year, they call their event the "Bandana Bash." (See article published prior to event: Fight Leukemia: Bandana Bash 2011) “One-hundred percent of the food for the Bash was donated,” said Mike Hallahan, a Wildwood resident who is one of the founders of the event. In addition to the donated foods, hundreds of other donations meant that more funds can be targeted for cancer research and help for cancer victims. A command center was housed in a motorhome the volunteers pulled alongside the wood-fired cooker. As Hallahan checked on the whole hog in the …
This weekend event, which originated in Wildwood, focuses on finding bone marrow donors and raising funds to support that cause.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Lou Malnassy
Friday, September 2, 2011
Dash to a bash! It’s more than just a weekend food and music event. Bandana Bash 2011 also celebrates the life and legacy of West Countian Todd Zick, whose fight to find a cure for leukemia continues. Zick, who was diagnosed with the disease while still in college, succumbed to leukemia in 2010. In his short life, he organized Leukemia 24/7, and personally began bone marrow drives in Wildwood, Ballwin, St. Louis and Springfield. His family and friends continue his efforts with the TTIF (Thank Todd It’s Friday) portion of the Bash, which runs Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9-10, at Zick’s Great Outdoors Nursery & Landscaping Co., at Clayton and Strecker Roads in Wildwood. But organizers won’t let the serious reason for the event detract from…