Lindsay Bard is an ordinary, working New Yorker with a 9-5 job. But she also makes time out of her busy schedule to organize her own charity events for the American Cancer Society and participate in their annual marathons. In March, she will be hosting a charity event in New York City for cancer research. “I lost two grandparents to cancer and one of my best friends has recently lost her father to it as well,” explained Bard.
Bard’s personal efforts will culminate in a cancer benefit to be held this month at Side Bar, located at 120 East 15th Street in New York City. Admission fee is $10, with a one-hour open bar. Proceeds of the event will go to the American Cancer Society.
Inspired by hope for finding the cure, Bard also runs in the American Cancer Society's annual marathon each year.
“My uncle was diagnosed with liver cancer this fall and was given only a few weeks to live… We just celebrated his 65th birthday,” Bard said, “I am running this year in his honor.”
Bard is just one of the many people who has made a commitment to a cause they feel passionate about. You don’t have to be rich and famous to make a difference in the world. And, as Lindsay Bard demonstrates, you need to be in the limelight to shine light on a cause. Anyone and everyone can hold a charity event- all you need is compassion, a cause, and hope.