Free health fair

Free health fair


Humility of Mary Health Partners Cancer Centers is offering a free Community Health Fair from 4 to 6 p.m. next Thursday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 388 E. Midlothian Blvd., Youngstown.

Participants receive colo-rectal screenings, prostate- cancer education and awareness information, Know Your Numbers vouchers for screening bloodwork, hospice services and living-wills information, quitting- smoking education and information on the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center’s Joanie’s Promise transportation program.

The event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. To register, call 330-480-3151 or toll-free at 877-700-4647. Support for this program is provided by the Midlothian Free Health Clinic.

Walmart Foundation grant deadline nears


The Walmart Foundation is accepting applications from Ohio nonprofit organizations for its annual State Giving Program. Prospective grantee organizations must submit applications through the Walmart Foundation State Giving Program’s online grant application, available at The deadline to apply is March 1, 2013.

First-aid training


The American Red Cross of the Mahoning Valley will offer First Aid Training next Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at its Warren office, 661 Mahoning Ave. NW. The low-impact training does not include CPR or AED.

Paid preregistration is required. The cost is $70. Visit and select “Take a Class.” Look for Offering No. 02013000 to register.

Children’s Advocate Award deadline


March 8 is the deadline for nominations for the Children’s Advocate Award, which will be presented by Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley at its “Champions for our Valley’s Children” celebration May 14 at 5:30 p.m. at The Lake Club in Poland.

The purpose of the Children’s Advocate Award is to recognize individuals and organizations throughout the Mahoning Valley who exhibit the spirit of caring and who work to make a difference in the lives of the children of the community.

Nominees may be an individual, group of individuals or an organization and may be self-nominated or nominated by another person; and must reside in the Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley service area, which consists of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties in Ohio, and Mercer and Lawrence counties in Pennsylvania.

For a nomination form, visit or call 330-746-9122.

Fishing competition


The 14th Annual Muransky Companies Bass Classic, hosted by Aqua Ohio and benefiting the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, is June 1 at Evans and Pine lakes.

The competition pits top pro bass anglers paired with amateur anglers who make a $300 donation to the United Way. For many of the amateurs, it’s their best opportunity to fish from a fully-tournament-rigged bass boat operated by an experienced angler who shares the ins-and-outs of bass fishing. Prizes will be awarded for total weight and big bass after the tournament weigh-in.

Amateur participants can be sponsored by their company, and prize donations are being accepted. For information, contact Tara Mady at United Way at 330-746-8494 or visit to download an entry form.

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