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8/29/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

BATH — Arden Courts Memory Care Community of Bath, 171 N. Cleveland-Massillon Road, will host a Benefit Cruise-In fundraiser event Sept. 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. All proceeds and donations will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, according to organizers. Spectators will be admitted free. The cost per show car is $5, and participant votes are $1. The event will include entertainment and food. For more information, call 330-668-6889 or contact akron@arden-courts.com.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

DOWNTOWN AKRON — The Light the Night Walk, an annual fundraising event to celebrate and commemorate lives touched by cancer, is scheduled for Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. starting at the Stile Athletics Field House at The University of Akron, 298 S. Union St. The mission of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families, according to organization officials. The Light the Night Walk funds research and support programs for people battling cancer, including free family support groups, an educational website, seminars and conferences, direct patient financial aid and copay assistance, according to organization officials. Locally, the Northern Ohio Chapter held three walks, hosting more than 5,000 participants who raised more than $600,000, according to local chapter officials, and this year, the chapter hopes to raise $750,000 to further the LLS mission. Participants can form fundraising teams and collect donations by sending emails through the Light the Night website, making personal requests or selling paper balloons at retail locations. For more information, visit www.lightthenight.org/noh or call 216-264-5691.

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