Pizza Hut donations

Pizza Hut donations


The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley is participating in a summer promotion with Pizza Hut under which the restaurant will donate 10 percent of the net sales of Personal Pan Pizzas sold during June, July and August to the United Way Success By 6 initiative, a pre-kindergarten readiness summer program.

All 12 Pizza Hut locations in Mahoning and Trumbull counties are participating in the promotion. To find the nearest location, visit

Memorial fund creation


The Mary Bianco Whalen RN Memorial Fund, housed within The Youngstown Foundation, was created in memory of Mary Bianco Whalen, RN, a 1967 graduate of the Jameson Memorial School of Nursing, by her husband, Ray Whalen, in 2012.

Revenue generated from the fund will provide scholarships for nursing students at the Jameson Memorial School of Nursing. The first scholarship recipient is Jennifer Burton.

Contributions to the fund can be made through The Youngstown Foundation, P.O. Box 1162, Youngstown, OH 44501. For information, call 330-744-0320.

Plasma injections for muscular injuries


Doctors Pain Clinic is offering the treatment option, “Platelet Rich Plasma Injections,” for patients with tendon, ligament, or muscular injuries.

Platelet Rich Plasma injections, also known as Autologous Conditioned Plasma, treat injuries by stimulating the body’s healing potential with the use of the patient’s own blood (autologous), said Dr. Kate W. Paylo, a Board Certified Pain Management Specialist at Doctors Pain Clinic in Boardman.

Hope grant applicants accepted till July 3


The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, which raises money for chronically or terminally ill children, is accepting grant applications from organizations and groups in need of funding. The application deadline is July 3. The maximum grant is $1,000.

The foundation will consider requests for grants from all eligible organizations committed to using the foundation’s funds to improve a child’s life. The Hope Foundation awarded grants in 2012 totalling $3,000.

Seeking trial patients


Naturopath Dannielle Macduff, 1219 Niles-Cortland Road S.E., is seeking people 20 through 45 to participate in a six-week clinical trial to determine if food allergies can be reversed naturally through naturopathy with no shots, epi-pens or steroids. All treatments are free. Call 330-505-3515 for information.

Prescribing food

Humility of Mary Health partners has developed a fruit and vegetable prescription program that is worth $20 at farmers’ markets at the St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown and the St. Joseph Health Center in Warren.

Bridget Lackey, community health educator, said the program is being piloted at the St. Elizabeth Ambulatory Care Center and Family Health Center and the St. Joseph Community Care Center. Doctors have prescriptions, in the form of vouchers, to give to patients they feel will benefit from the opportunity to add fresh fruits and vegetables to their families’ diets.

Lackey said vouchers are for use at the farmers’ markets in St. E’s private dining rooms or at the St. Joe’s location in downtown Warren’s Courthouse Square. The vouchers can only be used for fresh fruit, vegetables and plants for fruit and vegetables. Patients who get prescriptions also will receive a welcome packet that includes a vegetable brush and peeler, cutting board and apron.

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