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10/4/2012 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Brain Injury Clubhouse

COPLEY — The Brain Injury Clubhouse, located at 2799 Copley Road, will host a Fall Farmer’s Market in the parking lot of its location Oct. 5 and 12 from 2 to 6:30 p.m. and Oct. 6 and 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items will include pumpkins of all sizes, gourds, mums and other fall items. Proceeds will support the Clubhouse and its members.

 

American Diabetes Association

DOWNTOWN AKRON — The annual Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, the American Diabetes Association’s signature fundraising walk, will take place Oct. 7 at Quaker Square, 135 S. Broadway St., to raise funds for the association. Participants can choose either a 2-mile or 4-mile route winding through the streets of Downtown Akron and alongside The Towpath Trail. Check-in and registration will be at 9 a.m., with opening ceremonies at 10:15 a.m. and the walk beginning at 10:30 a.m. Individuals and teams composed of co-workers, family and friends are walking and raising funds with a goal of raising $135,000. For more information or to register, call 888-DIABETES.

 

Love an Angel Foundation

BATH — The Love an Angel Foundation and Akron General Health and Wellness Center — West will hold the first “Biking for Angels” Spin-a-thon Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Akron General Health and Wellness Center — West, 4125 Medina Road. Proceeds will benefit the Love an Angel Foundation (LAAF), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that works to provide comfort, assistance, relief and encouragement to those touched by Angelman Syndrome (AS), according to event officials. AS is a rare neuro-genetic disorder caused by a deletion or mutation on the 15th chromosome, according to event officials. The LAAF has purchased 20 acres of land in the area to develop a residential and recreation/respite complex, known as Halo Farm Complex, for AS children and those with similar disorders. The event will include a raffle drawing for a Diamondback Indoor Spin Cycle provided by Fitness Serve, a value of $1,000, according to event officials. Tickets will be sold the week of Oct. 8 at the Wellness Center and also be available the day of the event. Raffle tickets cost $5 each or five for $20. Participants in the event can earn “free” raffle tickets. Registration is $25, and preregistration is encouraged. Registration forms are available at the Wellness Center and at www.loveanangelfoundation.com. For more details, call 234-678-7466 (LAAF office) or 330-701-1886.

 

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America

CLEVELAND — On Oct. 25 from 7 to 11 p.m., the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) will host its second annual Movie Gala at the Capitol Theatre, 1390 W. 65th St., in the Gordon Square Arts District. Catered by Luxe Kitchen & Lounge, the gala will feature gourmet food stations, cocktails, a raffle and staggered film screenings. The evening will include special guest Amanda Barren, from WKYC Channel 3 News. All proceeds will support CCFA’s research and educational programs. Admission is $50 for regular admission and $100 for VIP admission. Advance reservations are recommended. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 216-524-770 or go to online.ccfa.org/moviegala2012.

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