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West Side Cause for Celebration

7/31/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Akron Children’s Hospital

Members from the Friends of Akron Children’s Hospital who live in West Akron include, from left: (front row) Joan Bailey, Savannah Churchman and Lori Churchman; (middle row) Linda Churchman, Anneliese Nefos, Pauline Adams, Rosemarie George and Bonne Patrick; and (back row) Susan Sewell, Idelle Kodish, Donna Sterner, Betsy Clark, Harriet Berloff, Goldie Stoller, Elaine Asper, Rose Mary Ciriello, Marge Luxmore, DeeDee DiCresce, Diamond Marcum, Mary Jean Maglione and Sue Blunk.
Photo courtesy of Akron Children’s Hospital
AKRON — Local members of the Friends of Akron Children’s Hospital, a dedicated fundraising group for Akron Children’s Hospital, are selling raffle tickets as part of the 53rd annual Harness Race Rally, which will take place Aug. 8 at Northfield Park. Tickets are being sold at various locations throughout Northeast Ohio and will be sold through the night of the race. Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5, with all proceeds benefiting the Pediatric Diabetes camp and new neonatal intensive care unit. Winners will be drawn during the race. This year’s prizes are: grand prize, 2014 Chrysler 200 donated by Brunswick Automart; second prize, hand-crafted diamond ring donated by Medina Gem Co.; third prize, Hearts Desire diamond pendant donated by Sterling Jewelers Inc.; fourth prize, two Ohio State football tickets donated by Akron Rubber Development Laboratory; fifth prize, Apple iPad donated by A. Schulman Inc.; sixth prize, overnight stay and $75 gift certificate to Beau’s on the River donated by Sheraton Suites of Cuyahoga Falls; seventh prize, helicopter ride for two on Akron Children’s Hospital Air Bear®; and eighth prize, two Cleveland Browns tickets donated by Bonne Patrick. Contact the Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation at 330-543-8340 for specific ticket sale locations or to purchase tickets.


Falls Cancer Club

CUYAHOGA FALLS — The Falls Cancer Club is hosting a Road Rally that will promote various businesses and organizations while drivers and their navigators compete in a scavenger hunt that will take them throughout Cuyahoga Falls. The road rally will start at the Cuyahoga Falls High School parking lot Sept. 7. Lineup will begin at 12:30 p.m., with the first car leaving at 1 p.m. The scavenger hunt will require the driver/navigator to drive a course that will take them to various locations, answer questions, pick up an item from participating businesses and earn points toward a grand prize. Businesses and organizations that would like to be a part of the rally can do so for $50 and must register by Aug. 15. All the participating cars will be directed to the business to pick up a promotional item of the business’ choice. Individuals who would like to drive the course will pay $25 per car and must register by Aug. 29. For safety reasons, each car must have a driver and navigator. The cost for additional people in the car is $5 each. Businesses or organizations that would like to be a part of the road rally may contact Bonnie Severt, chairman of the Falls Cancer Club, at 330-929-2796 or email bsevert@aol.com.

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