IMPROVING LIVES, SAVING HISTORY, BUILDING A FUTURE
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Video by ChiliDog Pictures Video Productions[CINCINNATI, OHIO –October 1, 2018] The Dragonfly Foundation, dedicated to providing support to the families of pediatric cancer patients, is pleased to announce their purchase of the historic Hauck Heine House in Cincinnati’s Clifton area, a few short blocks from Hospital Row. Built in 1906, the 0.68-acre property located at 506 Oak Street, Cincinnati, OH, includes a main house (11,720 sq. ft.), a carriage house (3,082 sq. ft.), and a beautifully-wooded front yard. Dragonfly will use the property to help pediatric cancer patients and their families find strength, courage, and joy.
In the short-term, Dragonfly will continue to maintain its current operations at their 6,000 sq. ft. Sycamore Township, OH facility. The Oak Street property more than doubles Dragonfly’s square footage, and has the capacity to support the organization’s continued growth.
“From the moment we walked into the foyer, we knew we were home,” said Christine Neitzke, Co-Founder of Dragonfly.
“The Hauck Heine House is the perfect location,” said Greg Vehr, Dragonfly Board President. “The convenience to the local Children’s Hospital, along with the property’s condition and assets, made it a very easy decision. The Board believes the house will be integral to helping Dragonfly achieve its vision of being a leader in providing the best support systems for the families of pediatric cancer patients.”
Owned by the Mayfield Clinic since 1953, the house has served patients and families for many years and has been meticulously maintained. Dragonfly plans to continue Mayfield Clinic’s commitment to serving the needs of patients and families and will preserve for posterity the home’s original artisan finishes. While overnight stays will not be offered, we will be welcoming patients and families to the location.
“The house has been waiting for Dragonfly,” said Mark D. Farrington, CEO of Mayfield Brain & Spine, Cincinnati. “Over the past three years, we have entertained several offers to purchase the property. Dragonfly is doing something different, both as a non-profit and as a buyer. The house is an important part of our history, and we are truly gratified to know that it will be in good hands. We are proud to support Dragonfly and partner in their vision.”
Founded in 2010, The Dragonfly Foundation has experienced significant growth driven by the number of patients and families suffering from pediatric cancer. To date, Dragonfly has supported more than 4,800 Dragonflies, and five locations of four partner hospitals.
To donate, to sponsor, or to learn more about The Dragonfly Foundation, please visit Dragonfly.org.