West Side Cause for Celebration
Brodyn’s Friends Foundation
COPLEY — Chick-fil-a and the Brodyn’s Friends Foundation will host a Fundraiser Event today, May 2, to commemorate NKH Awareness Day. Based on sales at Chick-fil-a Montrose, located at 47 Memorial Flight Parkway, that day, a donation will be made to Brodyn’s Friends Foundation. From 5 to 8 p.m., Brodyn’s Friends will be on-site to host games for prizes. There also will be live music by John Toula and face painting for children. Brodyn’s Friends is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that gives people the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children and families affected with NonKetotic Hyperglycinemia (NKH). Visit www.brodynsfriends.com for more information.
National Federation of the Blind
BARBERTON — On May 4, the local branch of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) will host a fundraiser at The Fast Lane, 193 Wooster Road N. The event will help raise funds and awareness about the blind and the organization. Individuals can bowl between noon and 3 p.m. There will be raffles and a 50/50 contest, as well. The cost of the event is $10. For additional information, call Bruce at 330-780-5827 or Mary at 330-773-5253.
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
FAIRLAWN — The Akron Area Interfaith Council (AAIC) will host a Hunger Walk May 5. The 2-1/2-mile walk will take place at 3 p.m., starting and finishing at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron, 3300 Morewood Road. Registration will be at 2 p.m., and the walk will be followed by a Hot Soup Social featuring soups by Unitarian Universalist, Hindu and Muslim chefs. This is the fourth annual Hunger Walk, with all donations going to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank (all walk expenses are paid by the Interfaith Council). Donations are encouraged but not required. People can donate or preregister at www.aaichungerwalk.org. The walk and Hot Soup Social are free and open to the public. For details, call 330-329-5132 or visit www.aaichungerwalk.org.
American Cancer Society
RICHFIELD — The next American Cancer Society Revere Relay For Life Night at Musketeers Bar & Grill, 3027 Brecksville Road, will take place May 9 from 4 to 9 p.m. A percentage of the evening’s profits will be donated to the Relay. The Revere Relay also will host a special buffet dinner fundraiser at Musketeers Bar & Grill May 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. The “all you can eat” buffet will include appetizers, salad, spaghetti, pizza and beverages. There also will be a 50/50 raffle and silent auction. The cost is $25 per person (a percentage of which will be donated to the Revere Relay). Tickets may be ordered in advance by contacting Ron Garman at 330-666-2423 (leave a message for “Revere Relay Dinner” and provide name and return phone number) or at email@example.com (provide name, email address and phone number) or by sending appropriate payment (check made payable to “Revere Relay For Life”) to Revere Relay For Life, 611 N. Hametown Road, Akron, OH 44333. The deadline for advance ticket sales is May 14. Advance sale tickets can be picked up at the door, and a limited number of tickets also will be available for purchase at the event. Contact Garman for more information.
ACCESS Homeless Shelter
DOWNTOWN AKRON — ACCESS Homeless Shelter’s Kick Up Your Heels 5K will take place May 11 at Lock 3 Park, 200 S. Main St. It will include a Stiletto Sprint, a 1 Mile Walk and a 5K Run. Registration will open at 7:30 a.m., followed by the Stiletto Sprint at 8:30 a.m., the 5K at 9 a.m. and the walk at 9:10 a.m. All proceeds will benefit ACCESS, a homeless shelter for women and children, according to organizers. The first 250 people who register will receive a free T-shirt and goodie bag. To register, visit www.access-shelter.org. For more information, contact Joy Trachsel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-376-0997.
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