HEALTH DIGEST || Open house at Rescue Mission

Open house


The Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley, 962 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., is having an open house and tours at its resident building Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information, call 330-744-5485.

Basketball event


The Sink for Pink 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament to benefit the Joanie Abdu Breast Cancer Center at St. Elizabeth’s Health Center is March 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Campbell Elementary and Middle School, 2002 Community Circle.

The event includes an auction, 50/50 raffle, concession stand, free face painting and bouncer for kids, free photo booth from noon to 2 p.m., coloring contest, Aut Mori Grotto Clowns and vendors.

For information on how to make donations and otherwise participate, call Andrea Repasky at 330-502-9106.

Support group


The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter is creating a new Caregiver Support Group beginning Tuesday at Valley- Care Health System’s Northside Medical Center, 500 Gypsy Lane. The group will meet the first Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. in Classroom A. There is no charge to attend, and no registration is required.

For information on the Alzheimer’s Association, call 800-272-3900, or visit

Bowling fundraiser


The Boardman Community Fund is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Bowling Bash fundraiser, sponsored by Gem Young Insurance and Financial Services, on March 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Camelot Lanes, 628 Boardman-Canfield Road, to benefit the fund’s scholarship program for Boardman High School students.

Tickets can be purchased for $10 at the door or in advance from BHS Interact students. Music is provided by Y103. For information, call Deborah Liptak at 330-726-2921.

The BCF, a component fund of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, also is seeking applications for its 2013 scholarship selection process. The fund offers two $1,750 scholarships for students who are high school seniors and Boardman residents. Applications are available on the foundation’s website,, or call 330-743-5555. The deadline to apply is March 31.

Beatitude grant


Beatitude House received a $3,300 grant from the Diocese of Ohio Episcopal Community Services to support the Child Advocacy Program in Youngstown.

A House of Blessing provides homeless women and children a place to live while they work to gain stability and achieve permanent housing.

The Child Advocacy program focuses on the needs of the children in residence and ensures children are provided the services they need, including counseling, tutoring and enrichment activities.

To learn more about Beatitude House and how to help, visit

KSU nursing event


Kent State University’s College of Nursing presents “Driving the Future 2013,” an event focused on inspiration and innovation and nurses’ roles in the education, science and health care of the future.

The event is Monday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kent Student Center with morning sessions at the Kiva.

To register, visit

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