Fry Out Cancer Aims to Raise $32,000, Donate 300 Turkeys

Fry Out Cancer Founder Matt Freedman

For the eighth consecutive year, FEDA member Wasserstrom is participating in Fry Out Cancer, an annual fundraiser that supports the Ohio State University’s Comprehensive Cancer Center and provides turkeys to families in need on Thanksgiving.

Wasserstrom has supported the fundraiser since it began in 2014, providing the materials needed for food prep, storage and transportation. The distributor also sends a group of volunteers to help with frying turkeys, managing teams outside and cleaning up after the event.

“We are so proud to partner with [fundraiser founder] Matt Freedman and Fry Out Cancer,” Wasserstrom President Brad Wasserstrom said. “In a year like 2021, it is more important than ever to support these worthwhile causes. Whether it be supporting cancer research, or just helping to provide families with Thanksgiving dinner, the Wasserstrom family feels it important to contribute to organizations like Matt’s.”

Since its founding in 2014, Fry Out Cancer has raised more than $113,000 for cancer-related charities. This year’s goal is to raise $32,000 for the James Cancer Hospital at Ohio State University. Those interested in supporting the fundraiser can reserve a turkey a sponsor a turkey that will be sent to a family in need. The organization expects to prepare 400 turkeys this year, 300 of which will be donated.