Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon
The SQUEAL : February 2012
The latest and greatest news from the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon

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February 2012

Piggest Raffle Logo

The "Piggest Raffle Ever" is quickly becoming the largest single fundraiser for the nearly 200 charities and non-profits involved in Flying Pig Marathon Weekend.

The "Piggest Raffle Ever" was the brainchild of one of our charity partners, CancerFree Kids, an organization supporting funding for pediatric cancer research. From the beginning, the "Piggest Raffle Ever" was designed to help any and all charities and non-profits that wanted to sell numbered 'flying pigs' that would be dropped during Flying Pig weekend.

During the months leading up to Flying Pig Marathon weekend, flying pigs are "adopted" for $5 each, with the proceeds going to either a designated charity of the donor's choice, or into the Flying Pig Charities fund. On Saturday, May 5, numbered pigs will be dropped on Fountain Square, with prizes awarded to the owners of the first three numbered pigs to fall into a chute. Over 7,000 pigs have already been adopted and are ready to fly on race weekend!

First prize is a two-year lease on a Toyota Prius, second prize is a VIP experience at the 2013 Boston Marathon, including a jog along the Charles River with Gold Medal marathoner Joan Benoit Samuelson, and third prize is a 'night on the town' in downtown Cincinnati.

"Because our charity partnerships continue to grow each year, we wanted to find a fun and easy way to raise money for them," said Iris Simpson-Bush, executive director of the Flying Pig Marathon. "With the 'Piggest Raffle Ever,' charities and non-profits can sell their own pigs, and keep all the money they raise through the sale."

To adopt a 'Pig' and support any of our participating charities, go to Charities can still get involved in the "Piggest Raffle Ever" by contacting Joel Barnhill at

Piggest Raffle Drop

A special thanks to
CancerFree Kids and our participating "Piggest Raffle Ever" charities

Accelerated Cure Project
Alzheimers's Association of Greater Cincinnati
American Council of the Blind, Greater Cincinnati Chapter
Angel's Rest Sanctuary
Animal Friends Humane Society
Annies Miles, Inc.
Agent All Star Booster Organization
Autism Society Of Greater Cincinnati
Brighton Center
CancerFree Kids
Cat Adoption Team
Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA)
Charitable Care Fund- Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Child Focus, Inc.
Cincinnati Youth Collaborative
Community Ambassadors Resource Alliance
Crossroad Health Center
Easter Seals Work Resource Center
Faces Without Places
Fernside, Inc.
FORCE, Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
Fourgotten Paws Animal Rescue
Foster Care Cooperative
HART- Homeless Animal Rescue Team
Homeward Bound Greyhound Association
Inner City Youth Opportunities
Marjorie Book Continuing Education
Mark Reckman Scholarship
Melanoma Know More
Miles That Matter
OCD Midwest
Pleasant Ridge Montessori Foundation
Prevent Blindness Ohio
Resident Home Corporation
St. Bernadette- Playground Project
Sharonville Fine Arts Center
Soles for Recovery
SOTENI International
Special Spaces Cincinnati
The ALS Association Central & Southern Ohio Chapter
The Crable Foundation
Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory

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