Calling All The Ladies!

Mark Your Calendars!


2nd Annual “City Chicks for Charity”

An incredible ladies night out featuring delicious food, cold drinks, fashion & shopping! Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Switch Lighting & Design, 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

ARF is Partnering with “Adopt a Book“, a local 501 (c)3 non-profit organization started in 2011 by 14 year old twins, Hannah & Alexander.  Adopt a Book has donated over 112,000 books to over 100 organizations, schools and programs serving children in need. If every “City Chicks for Charity” would please bring a new or gently used book or books to the event we can help fill this need and YOU will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Week Long Trip to Gatlinburg, TN, including 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Condo accommodations for an entire week! ($1,000 value)

A special thanks to Jeannette’s Delicacies for generously providing the food for City Chicks for Charity event.

Tickets include yummy food, 2 drink tickets, the latest spring designs featured in our fashion shows through out the evening, PLUS a Trader Joe’s sponsored swag bag of goodies!

Tickets are $35 each through June 7th, & $40 after or at the door.

Don’t miss out on winning the “Thelma & Louise Weekend Getaway to Nashville” valued at over $1,700 INCLUDING:
Authentic Kate Spade Handbag & Matching Wallet, a “Sim’s” Dwell Clutch by Matt & Nat for your BFF, 3 days/2 nights in a 2 bedroom/2 bath Nashville Condo/Suite, Walt Sweeney Ford Fusion rental for the weekend and many more items to ensure the perfect girls weekend away!  Click for more details!
Q102 CincinnatiCheck out the over 50 Donors and/or Vendors involved in this year’s “City Chicks for Charity” including Q102 providing all of the music & entertainment!


We’re Helping Provide Hope!

Helping Families have HOPE!

It has been, is & will continue to be the Aubrey Rose Foundations mission bring HOPE in the form of financial assistance to families with critically ill children! Below is a letter we received from a family who we, because of your gifts of time, talent & treasure, were able to bring HOPE when it was needed most! THANK YOU!

“The words “thank you” are not enough for what you have done for our family. Jack, (age 9) has gone through 3 surgeries and each week, for the rest of his life, receives infusions that take 4-5 hours. It has been a long and exhausting year but your kindness has helped us out greatly! We are so, so grateful to the Aubrey Rose Foundation for shining light upon us! Thank you for bringing us joy and hopefulness for the future! Thank you so much!” ​​​​​​​

There’s still time to join in the fun!

Register you or your foursome for the Annual Aubrey Open Sunday, May 21st, at Aston Oaks Golf Club!
Don’t miss out on great golf, delicious food (lunch & dinner included), cold drinks, a jam packed silent auction and 2 tandem skydivers delivering the American flag to kick things off!

The Perfect Ladies Night Out!

Calling all Ladies … our 2nd annual City Chicks for Charity is coming up Wednesday, June 21st at Switch Lighting in Downtown Cincinnati!

Get your tickets TODAY & enjoy a girls night out while shopping trendy vendors, viewing the latest fashions, enjoying fantastic food & drinks and winning great prizes!

Rosie Red Rappels for a Reason

The Rappel for a Reason excitement is growing!!!

WGRR Oldies 103.5fm, Warm 98, Fox 92.5fm, 96 Rock, Nash 94.1fm, WLWT Channel 5, MeTV & THE CINCINNATI REDS are all partners with ARF for this incredible event!

Register now to “Rappel for a Reason” on July 15, 2107!

Early Bird Registration closes May 15th!

Enjoy the thrill of a lifetime – rappelling down 26 stories, over 325 feet while helping families struggling with critically ill children!

Above & Beyond Doctor of the Year

PLEASE HELP US in honoring pediatric physicians whose dedication talents & skills serve patients in an exceptional way & have improved the lives their patients.

The 2017 Doctor of the Year award nomination deadline is June 15th!

Remember ARF in your Will or Living Trust

Having a will or living trust allows you to protect the people you love even after you’re gone and allow you the opportunity to continue your support for the Aubrey Rose Foundation. Below are the common questions about using your will or trust to make a gift, along with helpful answers. With your continued support, through your estate planning, you will guarantee that families struggling with critically ill children will have continued hope for the future!

The process for making a provision in your will or trust for the Aubrey Rose Foundation is easy. Start by contacting us to request official wording for the gift. Then ask your estate planning attorney to include the wording when you create your will or trust. If you already have a will or trust, simply ask your attorney to draft a codicil or an amendment to the existing document. There are a number of ways to make your gift – you can give a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events, or a percentage of your estate.

Your estate is entitled to an unlimited estate tax charitable deduction for gifts to the Aubrey Rose Foundation.

No one plans on becoming ill or having a child with a life-threatening illness and it can throw a family into an extremely difficult situation. But with planning you can allow The Aubrey Rose Foundation, to assist those families who really need some help.

ARF receives 3 – 30% of every purchase you make at where you already shop (e.g.: Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s, Lowe’s etc.) when you use “Giving Assistant“! Click for more information.
Amazon donates 5% of every purchase to the Aubrey Rose Foundation when you choose ARF at



Register as an individual or gather a foursome & join us for this year’s golf outing!

Check out our website for all the inclusions & info!


The Southern Ohio Gateway Chorus will sing the National Anthem while our tandem skydivers carrying the American Flag land.

Make certain to check them out during their Annual Spring Show featuring two performances on Saturday, April 29th at at 2:00 & 7:30 pm!

Visit their website at

There’s Sooo Much Going On!

There is no greater gift, than the gift of LIFE!

As we celebrate National Donate Life Month, there are over 118,000 people waiting for a lifesaving transplant. At 18 months old, Aubrey Rose Hollenkamp was one of those as she waited for, and received, a heart AND double lung transplant. This unbelievable gift allowed Aubrey another year and a half with her family, as well as the opportunity to share the hope her family received with others. Her incredible story came full circle as Jerry and Nancy Hollenkamp donated Aubrey’s organs after her untimely passing.

“Knowing Aubrey’s eyes will give sight to two other people gave us the greatest feeling in the world! Aubrey was always such a great sharer and we knew she would want us to share her sight so another child could see this beautiful world” says Nancy Hollenkamp, Aubrey’s Mom.

Just imagine the smiles that came to their faces when they finally could see their family! Please take the time to consider giving the gift of life. Think about the “what if”’s of life…what if something unexpected happened to you or what if you or a loved one was in desperate need of a healthy & functioning organ. Have the conversation & consider being an organ donor. You can’t take your organs with you and talking openly with your family and friends about your wishes eliminates any uncertainty during a time of loss.

Making the initial decision to register as an organ, eye and tissue donor typically happens when acquiring a driver’s license or state I.D. at your Bureau of Motor Vehicles. This decision CAN BE CHANGED at any time both online or through a mail-in paper enrollment form. Please visit the LifeCenter Organ Donor Network website ( – it’s an excellent resource to register as an organ donor, answer any questions you may have about donation, and a great place to hear amazing stories from local Cincinnati families whose lives have been forever changed because of donation.

Organ donation can be your final act of love and generosity towards others.

Please share your intentions with your family and register as an organ donor TODAY!

The 17th Annual 2017 Aubrey Open is just around the corner on Sunday, May 21st, at Aston Oaks Golf Club! Gather your four-some & register TODAY for this fun-filled day filled with great golf, delicious food, cold drinks, games and fun!

Our 2nd Annual “City Chics for Charity” will be held June 21, 2107 (Wed) at Switch Lighting in Downtown Cincinnati! Gather your girlfriends and get your tickets TODAY to view the hottest 2017 fashions, shop trendy vendors all in one place, win great prizes and enjoy delicious food and drink!

The 1st Annual “Rappel for a Reason” is July 15, 2107!

This unbelievable event allows you to Rappel down 26 stories into DOWNTOWN Cincinnati – a once in a lifetime experience! The perfect “bucket list” item for you, your friends or family and anyone who wants to “Toss Your Boss”, “Plunge Your Pastor” or “Drop Your Doc” for a great cause!

Register to Rappel TODAY!

2107 Doctor of the Year nominations will be accepted beginning April 15, 2017! Please help us hone pediatric physicians whose dedication, talents and skills serve patients in an exceptional way – nominate them for the annual ARF Doctor of the Year!

Nominate an “Above & Beyond” Physician beginning 4/15/2017

Writely Sew’s newly designed website is a ONE STOP SHOP for everything from apparel, embroidery and promotional items! It’s super easy to browse hundreds of promotional and apparel items than can be CUSTOMIZED or PERSONALIZED for your business or family!

ARF receives 3 – 30% of every purchase you make at where you already shop (e.g.: Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s, Lowe’s etc.) when you use “Giving Assistant“! Click for more information.
Amazon donates 5% of every purchase to the Aubrey Rose Foundation when you choose ARF at


You’re Not Gonna Believe This!!



Some organizations hold walks or runs, but we’re not really the “keep your feet on the ground” type.

We want you to AIM HIGH when helping families with critically ill kids, so we’re giving you a chance to reach for the sky LITERALLY by RAPPELLING from the rooftop of the 36 E. 7th St. Building into the heart of Downtown Cincinnati!



Did we say RAPPEL off a building? Yep, that’s right! A check mark on your bucket list … rappelling 26 stories, over 325 feet!

Show your adventurous side, enjoy the experience of a lifetime, wave to your co-workers, shout “Cowabunga” as you RAPPEL for a REASON … whatever you want – it’s up to you!



Us too!! So start challenging yourself, set a goal, cross this off your bucket list, or “toss” your boss, pastor, principal, coach, banker, spouse… you get the picture!
We’re willing to do ANYTHING TO HELP families struggling with critically ill children! They need US & YOU! Space is limited to just 100 rappelers! Get all the details & register at



And The Winner Is …



You are the grand prize winner of the Aubrey Rose Foundation’s “SUN & FUNtastic” Vacation Getaway!

You’ll enjoy your choice of either…

  • an 8 day/7 night All-Inclusive Getaway for 2 to either The Moon Palace Golf & Spa, Sun Palace or Beach Palace in Cancun, Mexico


  • an 8 day/7 night Family Vacation of a Lifetime for up to 8 at the Sheraton Vistana Resort in Orlando & Walt Disney World!

Have a “FUN”tastic time Amy!

and THANK YOU to everyone who purchased a chance to win!

Your generosity makes it possible for the Aubrey Rose Foundation to help families struggling financially with critically ill children & we’re grateful!

Help Others & Vacation Like Never Before!


Make your Valentine’s HEART HAPPY

while helping critically ill children and their families … and have a wonderful time on the vacation of a lifetime if you’re the LUCKY WINNER!

Take a CHANCE NOW! (Contest ends 02/14/2017 @ 5:00 PM)

16 Years of Hope for Hearts!

February 10, 2017 marks the 16th anniversary of the Aubrey Rose Foundation’s efforts!  Our mission was, is and always will be to ease the unbelievable financial burden carried by families with children suffering from life-threatening medical conditions while maintaining a focus on family unity. 
We have been incredibly blessed by the enormous number of individuals & companies that have embraced this mission and are proud and honored to say that Aubrey is still touching people even in her death through the efforts of the Aubrey Rose Foundation.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts & double lungs for your selfless gifts of your time, talent & treasure. We couldn’t accomplish any of this without YOU!
“Aubrey was always a very happy baby, throughout everything she endured, and she smiled continuously.  She brought a great light into the world…we wanted to pass that light along.”    –   Jerry Hollenkamp, Aubrey Rose Foundation Founder                        
(CLICK HERE for a complete list of foundation accomplishments)

We received the below from a family the Aubrey Rose Foundation helped during the recent holiday season … thanks to each & every one of our donors as we were able to bring hope this family & many more!

“… We wanted to say thank you to you for the very generous gift of helping our family pay medical expenses. Thank God for caring, compassionate, selfless people like yourselves who helped my family and so many others. The children loved the stuffed animals too!”


One lucky winner will get their choice of an
8 day/7 night all-inclusive trip for 2 to Cancun, Mexico
8 day/7 night family DREAM vacation to Orlando, Fla/Disney World!
(The winner will be drawn 2/14/2017 @ 5pm & announced on Facebook @ 5:15 pm)

May 21, 2017

2017 Annual Aubrey Open

at Aston Oaks Golf Club

June 21, 2017 2nd Annual “City Chics for Charity”

ARF receives 3 – 30% of every purchase you make at places you already shop (eg: Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s, Lowe’s etc.) when you use “Giving Assistant“! Click for more information.
Amazon donates 5% of every purchase to the Aubrey Rose Foundation when you choose ARF at