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…
Potential bone donors were identified and money was raised toward the effort on April 9. The family of Sgt. Herb Ramsey, an Air Force veteran, says they very much appreciate what people have done to help.
The family of Herb Ramsey, [who was featured in an April 7 article on Eureka-Wildwood Patch] would like to thank everyone in the community who helped in any way with the bone marrow drive for him on April 9 at the Eureka-Pacific Elks Lodge in Eureka. About 100 potential bone marrow donors were found, and now the long process of testing to identify a match begins. Another bone marrow drive will be held at St. John's Hospital in Creve Coeur on July 15. Even though there is the possibility of help for Sgt. Ramsey, there are others who are still waiting for donors. For more information, contact Elaine Terrill, drive coordinator, at 314-852-8810. We appreciate all of your efforts in helping by publishing the information in Patch.