West Side Cause for Celebration
Cleveland Area PH Support Group
WEST AKRON — The Cleveland Area PH Support Group (CAPHS) will hold its seventh annual Walk and Roll to raise funds for research and create awareness for and about pulmonary hypertension (PH) July 13 starting at 11 a.m. at the Wadsworth Shelter in Sand Run Metro Park, 1400 Sand Run Parkway. PH is a rare blood vessel disorder of the lung in which the pressure in the pulmonary artery rises above normal levels and may become life-threatening, with symptoms including shortness of breath with minimal exertion, chest pain, unusual fatigue, a dry cough, edema, heart palpitations, fainting and dizzy spells, according to CAPHS officials. Participants in the event are invited to walk for six minutes or longer or travel the Walk and Roll route with the help of a walker, wheelchair or scooter or have someone else walk for them. A PH specialist will be on hand, and the event also will include games, door prizes, goody bags, food and entertainment. Registration is $25 for individuals and $45 for families of up to three people ($15 for each additional person with the family rate). To register online, go to www.firstgiving.com/phassociation/WalkandRoll and include your shirt size. Secure donations may also be made at the website. Registrations and donations can also be mailed to: Merle Reeseman, 330 College Ave., Grove City, PA 16127, with checks payable to PH Association/CAPHS. For questions, call Zahi Kakish at 330-329-6163.
FAIRLAWN — The second annual “Golfing for A Cure,” hosted by Brodyn’s Friends, will take place July 15 at Rosemont Country Club, 3777 Rosemont Blvd. The shotgun start, four-person scramble event will begin at noon. Brodyn’s Friends is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that contributes directly to research and to the support of families affected with Nonketotic Hyperglycinemia (NKH), a rare and incurable metabolic disease affecting less than 200 children nationwide, according to event officials. Brodyn Leslie, of Bath, was born with NKH and has been battling the disease for five years. The entry fee of $125 per golfer or $500 per foursome includes 18 holes of golf, cart rental, refreshments and boxed lunch. There also will be an after-golf party with refreshments and a silent auction at 5 p.m. Hole sponsorships for $200 also are available. For more information about the golf outing or Brodyn’s Friends, contact Heidi Leslie at heidi@BrodynsFriends.com or 330-414-9949.
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