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West Side Cause for Celebration

6/20/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Make-A-Wish® Foundation Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana

DOWNTOWN AKRON — Make-A-Wish® Foundation Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana is seeking individuals to participate in its second annual Medical Mutual® Akron Walk for Wishes® June 29 at Lock 3 Park, 200 S. Main St. Registration will start 9 a.m., and the walk will begin at 10 a.m. Proceeds from the 1-mile or 3-mile walks through Lock 3 will help grant wishes for children battling life-threatening medical conditions. A Finish Line Celebration filled with music and food will be held at the conclusion of the walk. Walkers also will have the opportunity to meet current and past Wish Families. Currently, there are more than 130 children in Northeast Ohio waiting for their wish to come true, according to event officials. To register, visit www.wishwalkers.org. Every participant who raises $100 or more will receive an official Walk for Wishes T-shirt. For more information, contact Liz Steward at 216-241-5659 or lizs@makeawishohio.org.

Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation

DOWNTOWN AKRON — The “Il Palio Del Drappo Verde e Rosso” 5K run and 1-mile walk, presented by Kesling, Nestico and Redick, will benefit the Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation. The race will take place July 13 at 8 a.m. at Lock 3 Park. Registration is $20 until July 1, and then it is $25 through race day. Register by June 30 to receive a free T-shirt. “Angel” registrations are $100 and include a free tech shirt. The event includes a free Kids Fun Run. This flat, scenic run through Downtown Akron and into the Towpath Trail is for all ages. Register at www.andrearose.org/events.aspx.

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