Fundraiser today for Ottoville woman battling cancer

By Bryan Reynolds -

COLUMBUS GROVE — A benefit is being held for Jennifer Honigford, of Ottoville, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia on Nov. 11, 2016, at 4-10 p.m. today at Black Bird Farms at 20875 Road 14.

The benefit is being held to collect money to help off set some of the expenses that have been increasing for the last eight months since Honigford was diagnosed, Jessica Crawford said.

A cornhole tournament will be held during the benefit. There will be a $20 per team entry fee which will be donated to the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Crawford said.

“We want to pay it forward,” she said. “It’s a great hospital.”

There will be live music during the afternoon. Cory Maag, Leather Butter and Next to Nothing will playing during the benefit, Crawford said.

Pork dinners will be on sale for $10 each, Crawford said. Sandwiches will also be available.

There will also be a 50/50 raffle held during the afternoon. Ticket prices will be $1 for a single ticket and $5 for six.

Medical professionals will be on hand to collect swabs from anyone in attendance who would like to be added to the bone registry list.

On March 28, Honigford received a bone marrow transplant.

“We want to get as many matches on the registry as possible to help find more matches,” Crawford said.

For the past few months Crawford said, they have been selling tickets for a Disney vacation raffle. The tickets will be on sale during the benefit for $10 for a single ticket and $20 for three tickets. Near 10 p.m. today, they will hold the drawing to see who wins the $3,000 Disney Pass.

By Bryan Reynolds

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