West Side Cause for Celebration
One of A Kind Pet Rescue
FAIRLAWN — Primp the Hair Salon, 139 Ghent Road, will host “Primping for Pets,” an afternoon to benefit One of A Kind Pet Rescue, Sept. 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Primp’s stylists will volunteer to cut for the cause. All haircuts will be done for a $20 minimum donation. Guests should come with shampooed hair, and the offer is good for haircuts only. One of A Kind Pet Rescue will be on site and will have some of their animals available for adoption. Primp also will host a raffle and a balloon grab game. In addition, Sassy Dog hot dogs and Cupcake Castle will supply treats, with music and entertainment provided by DJ Smoov. All proceeds raised at this event will be donated to One of A Kind Pet Rescue. For more information, call 330-867-7467.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
NORTHEAST OHIO — The CF Cycle for Life, a one-day scenic bike ride through Summit Metro Parks and Cuyahoga Valley National Park, is set for Sept. 20. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. and the rides will start at 8 a.m., with distances of 13, 26, 65 and 100 miles available. The 13-mile ride is a short-route option, with participants able to return to the celebration party at the Winking Lizard Tavern via the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. In addition, for an additional challenge this year, organizers have added a 100-mile loop course, which will begin and end at the same location as the towpath rides. All routes will be fully supported with well-stocked rest stops, support vehicles, ride marshals along the way to cheer on participants and bike mechanics to help if necessary, according to organizers. The opportunity to win prizes based on fundraising achievements also is available. To register, visit www.cff.org and search for Cleveland/Akron CF Cycle. For more information, contact Nate Cross at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Northern Ohio Chapter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sickle Cell disease
FAIRLAWN — The Zeta Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. will host a Sickle Cell Night in Black and White Sept. 27 from 7 p.m. to midnight at St. George’s Family Center, 3204 Ridgewood Road. The event will raise awareness and support for people diagnosed with Sickle Cell disease, according to event officials. The attire is black tie. The evening will include dinner, dancing, fellowship and a silent auction. Tickets are $40. For tickets, contact Zenia Nash-Johnston at 330-615-6488.
DOWNTOWN AKRON — The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter is inviting area residents to form teams and register to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s® Oct. 5 at The University of Akron’s Stile Athletics Field House, 289 S. Union St. This walk is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research, according to organizers. Check-in is scheduled for 9 a.m. and opening ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. Len Howser, radio personality from 95.5 the Fish, will serve as master of ceremonies. Walk to End Alzheimer’s, held annually in more than 600 communities, calls on participants of all ages to share their voices as advocates, walk in honor of their loved ones and help raise awareness of programs and services available to families affected by Alzheimer’s disease, according to organizers. Refreshments, basket drawings and entertainment, as well as other activities, also will be available at the event. To participate, register at act.alz.org/Akron or by calling 330-650-0552. There is no cost to sign up, but walkers are encouraged to seek donations. For more information, visit alz.org/walk or call Lori McCleese, development coordinator, at 330-650-0552 or email@example.com. The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter provides education, guidance, referral information and support for the 60,000 people with Alzheimer’s and 250,000 caregivers in the service area, according to chapter officials.
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