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Firefighters host youth fundraiser

The Seeing Eye

PURSE BINGO: The Youngstown City Firefighters IAFF Local 312 Union is hosting a purse bingo fundraiser for the City of Youngstown Youth beginning 5 p.m. Friday at the Embassy, 5030 Youngstown Poland Road.

Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door, and includes 25 bingo cards and a dauber. Seating is limited,  and you must be 18 or older to attend.

For more information, contact Courtney Kelly at 330-518-4358 or Kevin Zalac at 330-207-9648,or visit Facebook: IAFF Local 312.

ANNUAL TEAL TOGETHER: The Rose Mary Flanagan Ovarian Cancer Foundation will host its second annual Teal Together Walk / Run Saturday at Boardman Township Park, 375 Boardman Poland Road, Boardman.

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

RMFOCF will also host its main fundraiser event Sept. 14 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Downtown Youngs-                                                           town. Tickets are $50 and includes signature Teal Tini Cocktail and heavy appetizers. Tickets are available for purchase at www.rmfocf.org.

BOARDMAN LIONS SALE: Boardman Lions Club will have a garage sale 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 5226 Pine Tree Lane. Parking available across the street.

Proceeds will benefit the Boardman community.

BAT RAFFLE TO SUPPORT BREAST CANCER: Two Niles convenience stores will raffle pink baseball bats signed by the 2019 Mahoning Valley Scrappers to benefit the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center and to ensure that anyone in need of breast diagnostic services has access to the best care available regardless of ability to pay. The idea for the fundraiser comes from Niles native Jeff McFallswho purchased and painted the bats, worked with the general manager of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, Jordan Taylor, to get them signed by the 2019 team, and arranged for two local convenience stores to sell raffle ickets.

The bats are on display at Pope’s, 158 North Road, and Red Dragon Convenient, 505 N. Main Street. Tickets cost $1 each. The drawing will take place Oct. 31, marking the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All proceeds will be presented to Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley for the benefit of the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center and the Joanie’s Promise Fund, which eliminates barriers to care for anyone in need.

Since it opened in November 2011, the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center has performed more than 83,000 exams.

For information on how to support the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center, Joanie’s Promise Fund or other programs that improve the health of Mahoning Valley residents call 330-729-1180.