Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) has organized a bevy of national fundraisers to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research.
The first Alex’s Lemonade Stand was organized by Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004), who was battling cancer and wanted to raise money to find a cure. Here’s a list of participants:
• Auntie Anne’s soft pretzel franchises have pledged to raise $500,000 by asking customers to purchase a paper lemon icon for $1; they get a $1 coupon for their next purchase.
• Strawberry Shortcake and the foundation are teaming up to host themed stands. Volunteer hosts receive specially branded materials including a strawberry-lemonade recipe, Strawberry Shortcake stickers and more. For each stand (up to 300), American Greetings will donate $50 to the foundation.
• Nearly 500 Old Navy stores will host lemonade stands this weekend and sell paper lemons.
• The foundation hopes to create a sea of yellow throughout the nation Sept. 13 by asking folks to wear yellow that day.
• For each bouquet sold from the Sunny Day Pitcher Collection, Teleflora will donate 10 percent.
Searching for a rewarding volunteer opportunity? Project: Learn of Medina County offers the chance to help an adult improve basic skills.
“Our tutors work one on one with adult learners over the age of 18, focusing on student-centered goals and moving at their pace,” writes Linda Smalley, executive director. The 10-hour tutor training for volunteers — which runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 2 and 9 — will cover tutoring in reading, English as a second language, and passing the GED.
“Every year Project: Learn helps over 150 adults increase their skills so they can read, get a better job, help their kids in school, or participate more fully in the community,” Smalley continued. “This training is only offered one time this fall.”
Training site will be at the Krabill Shelter at Chippewa Lake, 7597 Ballash Road, Medina. For more information, please call 330-723-1314.
Benefit golf outing
The ninth annual benefit golf outing sponsored by Westminster Presbyterian Church will be Sept. 14 at Rosemont Country Club, 3777 Rosemont Blvd., Fairlawn, with registration at 11 a.m.
Since its inception, the event has raised more than $218,000 for Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service’s Camp Promise, a children’s bereavement camp providing counseling after the death of a loved one, and the church’s outreach charities (Big Brothers and Sisters, Mobile Meals, Good Neighbors Food Center and the Haven of Rest).
For lunch, golf scramble, silent auction and 6:30 p.m. dinner, tickets are $125; golf and lunch only $100; dinner/silent auction only $50.
Please register online at www.westminsterakron.com or call Evelyn Burkhart at the Hospice of VNS Care Center at 330-344-6888. Deadline is Friday.
Registration due today
Registration is due today for the 10th annual Kelly Reeves Memorial Golf Outing, which is planned for Sept. 14 at Oak Knolls Golf Course, 6700 State Route 43, Kent.
All proceeds benefit Kelly’s Grief Center, 420 W. Main St., Kent (inside the Kent Wellness Center) whose mission is “to provide a safe, secure and professional environment where grieving people in Northeastern Ohio will find support, education and strength to begin the process of healing.”
The center is named for the infant daughter of Cathy and Bob Reeves, who died unexpectedly Dec. 18, 2002.
Check-in is at 9 a.m. followed by a 10 a.m. shotgun start. The $125 prepaid fee includes 18 holes, cart rental, lunch, dinner, beverages, a gift and prizes. Hole sponsorships are $200; hole sponsor plus a foursome of golf is $650. Dinner only, between 2 and 3 p.m., is $40.
Register online at www.active.com by searching for keyword: golf outing Kent.
For more information, please call Bob or Cathy at 330-688-2056 or email email@example.com.
The all-volunteer Falls Cancer Club — a nonprofit group that assists Cuyahoga Falls cancer patients with paying related doctor, hospital and pharmacy bills, and with medical equipment loans — is seeking community support Saturday at the Cuyahoga Falls Oktoberfest at Falls River Square. Donations are encouraged.
For more information, please email Melinda Terry at Melsbterry@att.net.
Jewell Cardwell can be reached at 330-996-3567 or firstname.lastname@example.org.