- __Ohio Lions members take part in Polar Plunge March 5, 2014
Ohio Lions District 13-D Governor Thomas Zickefoose of Canfield, and 2nd Vice District Governor, Robert Allgood of East Liverpool joined others at Craig Beach, Lake Milton, Ohio for the American Cancer Society’s “Brrr for a Cure Polar Plunge” on Saturday, February 22, 2014. With the help of Lions of District 13-D, family, and friends, they were able to raise around $1,900 for Cancer.
- __Young Philanthropist raises funds for Joanie’s Promise March 5, 2014
Aeryonnah Zura likes to help other people. The little girl lopped off her long, shiny hair so it could be made into wigs for sick children and took part in the Panerathon, a run that raises funds for the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center.
But, between haircuts and the annual Panerathon, she wanted to do something more. Something that would help someone, even if she didn’t know her. Encouraged by her parents, Sara and Jason Zura, of Austintown, the 9-year-old third-grader made rubber-band bracelets – lots of bracelets – to sell at a craft show with all of the proceeds to benefit Humility of Mary Health Partners’ Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center.
Her dad built a display and her mom rented the table and Aeryonnah went to work, enticing buyers with the promise that whatever they spent would help uninsured and underinsured women in the Mahoning Valley receive the diagnostic breast services they need.
Donating the monies she raised to the Joanie Abdu Breast Center made sense, Aeryonnah explains, “because I have a lot of girls in my family.” She has three younger sisters. She also has a great aunt, Joyce Russell, who works as Dr. Nancy Gantt’s medical assistant. Dr. Gantt is co-director of the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center.
Aeryonnah presented a check for $60 to Juli Dulay, manager of the breast center, Feb. 14. Next time, Aeryonnah says, her goal is to raise $100 so she can split the proceeds between the Joanie Abdu Breast Center and another worthy organization.
- __GFWC Warren Juniorettes partner with Children’s Rehab Center March 5, 2014
Members of the GFWC Ohio Warren Juniorettes Volunteer Organization partnered with the Children’s Rehabilitation Center in Howland to sort and package thousands of yummy jellybeans for the Center’s Community Jellybean Fundraiser. Look for these bags of jellybeans in local banks and businesses, as the monies raised help many children/young adults with disabilities that come to the Center for infant, speech/language therapies, and child/family counseling.