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Harness Race Rally raises funds for Akron Children’s Hospital

11/7/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Kathleen Collins

Photo courtesy of Akron Children’s Hospital
DOWNTOWN AKRON — The 52nd annual Harness Race Rally, which was held in August by the Friends of Akron Children’s Hospital, raised $46,000 for the hospital’s School and Community Oncology Outreach Program, according to hospital officials.

On Sept. 17, the Friends of Akron Children’s Hospital announced the 2013 total at a thank-you luncheon at Fairlawn Country Club. During the luncheon, awards were given to top sellers of raffle tickets and sponsorships, including:

  • first overall highest seller and second highest individual ticket seller: Rosemarie George, of Akron;
  • second overall highest seller: Madeline Bozzelli, of Cuyahoga Falls;
  • first highest individual ticket seller: Betsy Clark, of Fairlawn; and
  • top signature seller: Gia D’Andrea, of Cuyahoga Falls.

Shown above, from left, are Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation Executive Director John Zoilo; Bozzelli, Friends of Akron Children’s Hospital president; Oncology Outreach Educator Mindy Aylward; Clark, Harness Race Rally co-chair; hematology-oncology teacher Carla Lukens; and George, Harness Race Rally co-chair.

Since the beginning of the Harness Race Rally, the event has raised more than $3 million for various hospital programs, according to hospital officials.

— By Kathleen Collins

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