The Coshocton County Beacon October 15, 2020 - Page 28

28 • The Beacon October 15 , 2020

Cultivating a Cure event started by the Porteus family

The 10th annual Cultivating a Cure , an event created to support cancer treatment and prevention research , raised over $ 90,000 in support of the OSUCCC – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute during its first-ever virtual event .
Cultivating a Cure was started in 2011 by former Ohio Farm Bureau President Brent Porteus and his daughters , Amy and Beth , to support their passion for breast cancer research and cancer prevention and to remember Debbie Porteus , beloved wife and mother , and all of those who have or who are battling cancer . Since its inception Cultivating a Cure has raised almost $ 750,000 .
“ It ’ s amazing to see the power the agricultural community has by coming together with our partners at OSU , The James and Nationwide ,” said Ohio Farm Bureau President
Frank Burkett , III . “ Ohio Farm Bureau has been proud to be a part of this event from the very beginning . Nothing speaks to our mission of advancing agriculture and strengthening
our communities like Cultivating a Cure does .”
The virtual event , hosted by Ohio Farm Bureau ’ s Young Ag Professionals State Committee cochairs Charlie and Casey
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Cultivating a Cure was started in 2011 by former Ohio Farm Bureau President Brent Porteus and his daughters , Amy and Beth , to support their passion for breast cancer research and cancer prevention and to remember Debbie Porteus , beloved wife and mother , and all of those who have or who are battling cancer .
Ellington , included personal stories about battles against cancer from Ohio Farm Bureau trustees Mike Boyert and Nathan Brown and a special message from oncologist Dr . Bhuvaneswari
Ramaswamy , MD , who cared for Debbie Porteus through her fight with cancer .
Guests also heard from Brent Porteus ; Dr . Cathann Kress , vice president for agricultural administration and dean of the College of Food , Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at Ohio State ; and Dr . Judit Puskas , a professor in the Department of Food , Agricultural and Biological Engineering . Throughout her career , Puskas ’ efforts have helped raise almost $ 15 million for cancer research . Puskas shared information about her research on integrating cancer treatment with breast reconstruction .
This year ’ s Cultivating
a Cure also included a special VIP Experience , which included an on-screen , interactive session with a few VIPs from Ohio State University including Urban Meyer , assistant director of athletics ; Gene Smith , senior vice president and Wolfe Foundation endowed athletics director ; Dean Kress ; and Dr . Kristina M . Johnson , Ohio State president-elect .
The virtual event can be viewed in its entirety at www . ofb . ag / cac2020 .
Editor ’ s note : Article originally published in Buckeye Farm News . Used with permission of Ohio Farm Bureau .

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