Buckeye Beat

Our first story takes us from the basketball court... to the runway! The Cleveland Cavaliers switched out their jerseys for fancier attire for a strut on the runway, all for a good cause of course!

Cavs players were paired up with 42 pediatric cancer survivors for the annual Big Shots and Little Stars fundraiser at Quicken Loans Arena. The Q was transformed for the event, which benefits Flashes of Hope and the Children's Tumor Foundation.

LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving were among the stars who escorted pediatric cancer survivors - the real stars of the event, down the runway.

Funds raised during the event will go towards finding a cure for childhood cancers.

The Columbus Zoo welcomes a new arrival. A polar bear mom gave birth to a pair of cubs, though only one survived, which is a common occurrence among polar bears. Zoo staff say the 1.5 pound cub is healthy and has been receiving around the clock care.

Polar Bears have the lowest reproductive rates of all mammals. The cub's arrival to the Columbus Zoo brings their polar bear total to four.

And with Thanksgiving right around the corner, we wanted to highlight a few events going on. Many cities all over Ohio will host ‘Turkey Trots'. In Columbus, runners will trek around the Ohio State University campus, including a loop around the horseshoe - where the Buckeyes play!

Further north in Medina, the annual Meadows Turkey Bowl will kick off! And really, what better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than with friends, family and football. Last year, the events raised nearly $200,000.

And we can't forget about our friends down in Cincinnati. Volunteers will gather together at the Duke Convention Center on Thanksgiving for the 10th annual Fall Feast, which will feed thousands from the community.

We hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving. We're especially thankful here at NewsDepth to have viewers like each and every one of you.

Instructional Links

Website: Flashes of Hope

http://flashesofhope.org

Website: Children's Tumor Foundation

http://www.ctf.org

Website: National Cancer Institute, Childhood Cancers

http://www.cancer.gov/types/childhood-cancers

Website: GenerationOn.Org, Kids

http://www.generationon.org/kids

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