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Upcoming dog show benefiting women’s shelter

4/18/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

WEST AKRON — Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.® Zeta Theta Omega (ZTO) Chapter will present the “LOK Fun Dog Show by ZTO,” which will benefit the Battered Women’s Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties.

The LOK was established at the Akron Community Foundation in March 2010 on behalf of Marissa Alexander Norwood, who battled brain and spinal cancer from 2007 to 2009. While she was enduring brain surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation, she challenged people to join her “legacy of kindness” by supporting programs that helped abused and abandoned animals, victims of domestic violence and children facing life-threatening illnesses. Norwood, who died in 2009, asked that her legacy of helping others continue.

The LOK Dog Show will take place May 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hardesty Park. The entry fee for all people is $5. There will be free demonstrations by the Akron Police Canine Unit, Sit Means Sit Dog Trainers and Wags for Warriors. Dog owners can enter their pets in contests such as the “Waggiest Tail,” “Best Owner/Dog Look Alike” or “Best Rescue Dog” for $5 per category. All proceeds will go to the local Battered Women’s Shelter.  

Sponsorship is available on several levels. Organizers also invite sponsors to send a representative to sit at a free table to distribute marketing materials and/or promotional items. Participants will be recognized on the LOK website at www.legacyofkindness.org and at the ZTO website at www.aka-zetathetaomega.org. Participants also can donate prizes, including gift certificates, promotional items or coupons for prizes or giveaways.

For more information, contact Rosalyn Bailey at 330-819-9592 or rnorwood97@aol.com or Daphine Evege-Painter at 330-571-2467 or painter117@msn.com.

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