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3/27/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

LeBron James Family Foundation

The Just a Kid From Akron ~ Cherry Cola Cupcake and accompanying I PROMISE band are available at Baker Blvd. Decadent Cupcakes and Desserts for $2.25.
Photo courtesy of Baker Blvd. Decadent Cupcakes and Desserts
FAIRLAWN — On March 4, Baker Blvd. announced an exclusive new cupcake flavor inspired by the LeBron James Family Foundation: “Just a Kid From Akron ~ Cherry Cola Cupcake.” Available exclusively at the bakery, a portion of the cupcake’s proceeds will aid the Foundation’s Wheels for Education program in its efforts to improve graduation rates in Akron. Every purchase of this cupcake will include a limited edition I PROMISE band™ similar to the one LeBron James wears, according to company officials. Inspired by the Wheels for Education program, the I PROMISE band symbolizes the promises James and teams, groups and individuals around the world make to create positive change through the Time to Promise initiative, according to company officials. The Just a Kid From Akron ~ Cherry Cola Cupcake is now available at Baker Blvd. Decadent Cupcakes and Desserts, 2890 Sand Run Parkway, Suite C. The special edition cupcake and accompanying I PROMISE band are on sale for $2.25.


Women for Women Ohio

KENT — Women for Women Ohio is a group of women from Summit and Portage counties who are raising money to support young women in Cambodia who want to attend high school and college. The next event is an “Office to Evening Clothing Sale” that will take place April 4-6 at the Fairways of Twin Lakes, 1519 Overlook Drive. High-quality women’s clothing, both new and gently used, will be available, including business suits, dresses, evening gowns, jackets and more. Designers such as Hermes, Max Mara and Diane von Furstenburg will be represented. A special preview April 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. costs $20 and includes wine and hors d’oeuvres, plus a first chance to select from more than 2,000 garments. There will be free admission April 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and April 6 from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.w4wo.org.


Family Promise of Summit County


DOWNTOWN AKRON — The Back on your Feet Walk to benefit Family Promise of Summit County will take place April 6 at 2 p.m. at 111 Voris St. The family friendly, 1-mile walk will raise money for homeless families. According to event officials, in 2013 Family Promise of Summit County received requests to help 426 homeless families, including 928 children. The organization was only able to provide assistance to 28 of those families and 59 of the children, according to event officials. The organization has a goal of raising $15,000. The event will include food, music, prizes and more. To register, visit www.firstgiving.com/64527/back-on-your-feet. For more information, contact Pauline Egan at 330-253-8081 or pauline@familypromisesc.org.


Hospice of the Western Reserve

CLEVELAND — Hospice of the Western Reserve will present the 2014 Walk to Remember Kick-off Reception April 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the Ariel International Center, 1163 E. 40th St. The event, with honorary chair Monica Robins, senior health correspondent for WKYC TV Channel 3, will include complimentary beer and wine and catering by Driftwood Restaurant’s Executive Chef Chris Hodgson. Those registered for the walk can win an iPad Air, and the winner will be drawn April 8. To register for the event, visit www.hospicewr.org/walk or call 216-486-6645 by April 4. The Walk to Remember will take place June 8 at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.


PAWSibilities®, Humane Society of Greater Akron

STOW — The Imagine the PAWSibilities Rummage Sale will take place April 11-12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Stow-Kent Shopping Plaza, 4301 Kent Road. Donated used and new household items will be sold at the sale. Volunteers operate the store collecting, sorting, pricing and selling the items. According to PAWSibilities®, Humane Society of Greater Akron officials, 100 percent of sale proceeds go directly to help rescue and find homes for neglected, abused and abandoned animals. Tucker Supply, located at 2800 Second St. in Cuyahoga Falls, will accept donations of sale items year-round, Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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