Mason eighth grader hosting yard sale to benefit prostate cancer research

A Mason Middle School eighth grader is hosting a yard sale Aug. 31 to honor his grandfather who taught him the importance of giving back.

Robbie Grischy’s grandfather was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer. To help him and others with the disease, Robbie contacted family and friends for help.

More than 25 families donated enough items to fill at least 20 tables for the sale. It runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at his home, 4601 Wesley Court in the White Blossom subdivision.

“My grandpa taught me to respect and help others,’’ Robbie said. “I’m doing this to help my grandpa and others fighting cancer.”

Items for sale include sports equipment, outdoor items, household goods, decorations, pet supplies, toys and clothing.

Refreshments include shaved ice, baked goods, popcorn and water. The tables and refreshment area will be manned by more than 50 volunteers. Many are students at Mason’s intermediate, middle and high schools.

Everything will be under a tent donated by OneStopRental. The first 80 items either purchase something or donate money will receive a token good for a free scoop of custard at Culver’s restaurant. The first 100 will also received a free Chick-fil-A sandwich.

All money raised will be donated to the Sept. 7 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk. Registration opens at 7 a.m. for the 9 a.m. race that begins at The Urology Group, 2000 Joseph E. Sanker Blvd., in Norwood.

Participants can choose either a 5K or 10K run and is part of the national ZERO Prostate Cancer Challenge to raise money for research, cancer tests, and support for those with prostate cancer.

To date, $68,995 has been pledged or raised toward the $100,000 goal for the event.

Registration fees vary from $20 for youth to $35 for adults.

Information: 513-321-3006

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