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The annual Beat the Odds celebration helps to raise awareness about the significant challenges facing Ohio's children and the need for continued investment and advocacy. The individual experiences and stories of the young people honored at the dinner inform CDF's ongoing efforts to shape policies and change the odds for all children. 

As CDF's only annual fundraiser, the dinner also raises needed funding to sustain the organization's ongoing advocacy efforts on behalf of all the children of Ohio who cannot vote, lobby or speak for themselves.



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Applications for the 2015 Beat the Odds scholarship are now under review.


Thanks to everyone who attended and supported our 2014 celebration! We look forward to seeing you in 2015!

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Your donation not only helps CDF-Ohio's Beat the Odds program, but supports continued advocacy for all children facing adversity.   The courageous stories of our scholarship winners help to raise awareness and provide inspiration for others facing similar challenges.