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Big Wheels: Behind the Scenes

By February 20, 2024February 29th, 2024March 2024 eNewsletter

A woman at a gala dinner raising a paddleYou might’ve heard of our annual fundraiser, Big Wheels. But did you know this event has been helping LifeCare Alliance meet people where they live for going on 33 years now?

This long-standing event was introduced in 1991 as “Big Wheels Deliver Warm Winter Meals” and aimed to increase awareness of LifeCare Alliance’s services amongst Central Ohio business leaders. At its inception, attendees joined the agency for breakfast, a keynote speaker, and a tour, then ended their day with a hands-on service opportunity delivering Meals-on-Wheels. Local legends Cameron Mitchell, Alex Shumate, and Tami Longaberger all served as keynote speakers.

The event has transformed through the years, ultimately landing on what we know it to be today: Big Wheels, a gala-style fundraiser. As our foremost event of the year, Big Wheels raised over half a million dollars in 2023!

Thanks to the sponsors and in-kind donors, to the hundreds of guests, and to the thousands of moments being there for our clients, Big Wheels’ continued success empowers us to keep serving all our neighbors in need of a warm meal and compassionate support.

Our dedicated events team, consisting of staff and committee volunteers, is gearing up for our 2024 Big Wheels being held at our in-house event center, The Levee, and catered by L.A. Catering, our social enterprise, on Saturday, April 20th. If you’d like to learn more about the event click here: www.lifecarealliance.org/bigwheels/  For more information on sponsorship opportunities or in-kind donations, please reach out to Danielle Visconti at dvisconti@lifecarealliance.org or 614-437-2947.

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