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8TH ANNUAL LAUREN AUDREY BRAMAN MEMORIAL

CHILI COOK-OFF AND DESSERT BAKE-OFF

 

SATURDAY, March 22nd, 2014, 6:00 - 8:30 P.M.

COPLEY HIGH SCHOOL COMMONS*PROCEEDS BENEFIT TEENS AT AKRON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL




 

REGISTRATION AND INSTRUCTIONS for 2014

 

- $30.00 entry fee *Please note that some fees have been donated for student entries.

- A group, organization, restaurant or individual may enter.

 

PROVIDED BY EVENT COMMITTEE:

1. TASTING CUPS, NAPKINS, UTENSILS and BOWLS.   For chili only: Attendees  are offered one bowl of their favorite chili after they have finished tasting and have voted.

2. TABLE/DISPLAY SPACE AND ELECTRICITY

The space is a card table size Cafeteria table unless other arrangements are made.

3. STUDENT HELP WITH SET UP AND TEAR DOWN OF THE ENTRIES.

 

4. SODA, WATER, HOT DOGS AND CHIPS WILL BE SOLD AT THE EVENT.

 

NEEDED FROM ENTRANTS:

* Chili entrants- 5 quart crock pot or large roasting pan, 100-150 2- 3 oz. tastes

 

* Dessert entrants - 100-150 individual samples. Can be divided at event. 

 

* We have continued the student tradition of having a THEME for the entries and/or  DECORATIONS for the space. A monitor is needed to stay with and serve the chili or dessert entry. If help is needed with monitoring the table, students are available and can be assigned with prior arrangements.

 

* Please consider donating an item for our RAFFLE.  It has been a hit the last 3 years!

 

* Awards - Best Chili, Best Dessert, Best Display, Best by Popular Vote Chili and Dessert, Best STUDENT entry, Best STUDENT Display and Best Restaurant Entry

 

SPONSORED BY HEALTHY COMMUNITY/HEALTHY YOUTH (HCHY). Checks payable to HCHY-with Lauren Braman on the memo line. Contact Cristine Braman at (330)665-2559/ 618-7814, cabraman@roadrunner.com or on FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/groups/146125088774577/?ref=ts&fref=ts at the Lauren Audrey Braman Chili Cook-Off page. Also, you can view information about Lauren at http://www.copley-fairlawnhchy.org/Lauren.php.       

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REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY AND DISPLAY - List on back of this ½ sheet. Please postmark form and check by March 15th to 4539 Mark Trail, Copley, Oh 44321.





LAUREN AUDREY BRAMAN
April 28, 1990 - July 31, 2006

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" I close my eyes and see a smiling face is the beginning line of a composition written by friend, Rebecca Lazeration, on the night of Lauren's passing. Click here to read "How To Live"

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A Word of Thanks from the Bramans

We express our heartfelt thanks to all who have offered their love and support to Lauren over the past six months.  The responses to events such as the bone marrow drive, the silent auction, the Spring for Lauren, the omelet brunch, hat days, the sweet sixteen birthday party, the Laps for Lauren team and other expressions of support were overwhelming.  Countless cards, flowers, phone calls, e-mails and visits to the hospital and home further expressed your ongoing love and support.

We were also thankful for our family, friends, neighbors, church and coworkers who stood by our side and assisted in the caring of Kory and Kelsey and the maintenance of our home and Ken's practice.  This made it possible for Ken and Cristine to be at Lauren's side nearly continuously during her illness.

And mostly, we thank God, for blessing us with such a wonderful, beautiful daughter and giving us the opportunity to share her with you.  Lauren had touched so many of us, in so many different ways.

We rejoice in her victory and in her life, now eternal.  Thanks be to God.

With Love,
Ken, Cristine, Kory and Kelsey Braman   

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 I N   L A U R E N ' S   H O N O R 

 

Lauren participating in the "Survivor's Lap" at the Westside Relay for Life June 16, 2006.

A Relay for Life team was formed in Lauren's honor by Healthy Communities Healthy Youth. 
They won a trophy for the Youth Team that raised the most money for the American  Cancer Society.

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  H A P P Y    S W E E T    1 6  

S T U D E N T  DANCE

250 polite, well-behaved high school students attended this function on April 22, which raised more then $2700.00 for the Lauren Audrey Braman Benevolent Fund.  Organizers were excited that the "Guest of Honor" herself was well enough to celebrate her "Sweet 16" partying and dancing with friends! 

Thanks to the generosity of 11 businesses and thirty adults, the event was ALL PROFIT.  Corporate donations came from Copley Community Fund/Veterans of Foreign War Post #7971, Hiss Bakery, United States Postal Service-Copley Branch employees, Top's Grocery Store, Copley Professional Firefighters, East of Chicago Pizza, Regina's Pizza, Beach Boyz DJ Service, Val Mark Securities, Copley-Fairlawn City Schools Food Service staff, and Laser Quest, Montrose. Staff from Copley High School were instrumental as well.

The event was planned by the Youth Committee members of Healthy Communities Healthy Youth Copley-Fairlawn and was such a "hit" that hosting additional teen dances is being considered.


Lauren was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with the Philadelphia chromosome attached on January 25, 2006.  Lauren passed away July 31, 2006.


We shall never forget her glorious smile.




The music you hear is "Sarah Beth" by Rascal Flatts, a favorite band of Lauren's.  Click here to read the lyrics.

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To view Lauren's obituary, AWESOME VIDEO TRIBUTE, and  sign the Guest Book (a place where you can share sympathies, condolences and memories) click here
http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?_id=53599&fh_id=10152&s_id=596A73363CB0658AEE36C3639946ED29

*Headline - "Girl faced challenges with grace" August 3 edition of the Akron Beacon Journal.  Click here to see article: http://www.ohio.com/mld/ohio/living/community/15187098.htm


*Headline - "Copley High student emenated joy to all who knew her" August 10 edition of the West Side Leader.  Click here to see article:  http://www.akron.com/20060810/wsl3.ASP
 

*Headline - "Teen faced rare disease with courage"  August 10 edition of the West Summit Sun  click here to see article


*Headline - "Young woman strong until very end" August 17 edition of The Barberton Herald  click here to see article


Lauren's gravesite is located in the southwest corner of Copley Cemetary.  The Cemetary is located at 3770 Copley Road, just west of Copley Circle.

Memorials may be made to the Lauren Braman Instrument Fund, care of Copley Music Boosters, 3797 Ridgewood Road, Copley, Ohio 44321 or Akron Children's Hospital Children's Blood and Cancer Fund, One Perkins Square, Akron Ohio 44308.


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 BENEVOLENT FUND FUNDRAISERS

"SPRING FOR
LAUREN"

   dance/auction was hosted by the Transportation Department of Copley-Fairlawn Schools on Friday, May 19.
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DINNER/SILENT AND ORAL AUCTION

The Dinner/Silent and Oral Auction held May 6 was an awesome event attended by more than 100.  On the Auction Block were condos at resorts, airline tickets, the cutest dachshund puppy, many gift baskets and gift cards.  Several THOUSAND dollars raised!
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GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE 

 BONE MARROW DONOR
REGISTRY DRIVE 
             
 
In honor of Lauren Braman
(Copley High School Student)


SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2006 

The event was a
HUGE   SUCCESS
with 461 potential donors!!


(TYPICALLY THIS TYPE OF DRIVE AVERAGES 21
PARTICIPANTS)


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From March 1, 2006
Akron Beacon Journal


Leukemia patient, 15, needs donor
By Jewell Cardwell 

    Family and friends of 15-year-old Lauren Braman don't care how you get there, just that you get to the massive bone marrow donor registry drive in her honor from noon to 4 p.m. March 12, at Copley High School, where she is a sophomore. 
   This week, however, Lauren is not in the classroom. She's in the intensive care unit at Akron Children's Hospital, where she is being treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, also known as ALL. 
   She desperately needs a bone marrow transplant. 
   Lauren -- who is the daughter of Dr. Kenneth and Cristine Braman -- is a member of the National Honor Society and the Key Club. She's active in the school bands (jazz, marching, pep and concert), Fairlawn Lutheran Church youth group and the Dancing Wheels in Cleveland. 
   The more folks who sign up to be bone marrow donors, the better Lauren Braman's chance for a match. 
   To help her and others whose only chance at life is a bone marrow transplant, please plan to go to the school to give a small blood sample, which will be tissue typed.    
   Registrants must be between 18 and 61, in good general health and available if identified as a match for a patient in need. 
   Cost is $25 to be tested.    
   For questions about the bone marrow drive, call Lorraine Signore at 330-864-2882. But get there if you can. 

OTHER NEWS ARTICLES 
SEE  THE MARCH 9TH EDITION OF THE MONTROSE SUN  AND FOLLOW THIS LINK   (click here)   TO SEE AN ARTICLE FROM THE  WEST SIDE LEADER
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