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Open M announces their 8th Annual Walk for Kids fundraiser

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Akron, Ohio (April 18, 2012) – OPEN M, a neighborhood, faith-based organization dedicated to serving the underprivileged in the Akron community, will host its 8th Annual Walk for Kids fundraiser on Saturday, May 5 at Silver Springs Park, The Heritage Barn, in Stow. Summa Health System is the Walk for Kids Event Sponsor. Akron General Health System, Akron Children’s Hospital and Superior Staffing are the picnic sponsors of the event. About 400 walkers will convene at the park to support OPEN M. The goal is to raise $50,000 to support the OPEN M education programs and overall mission. Registration begins at11 a.m. with the walk starting promptly at noon.

This year, we’ve decided to take our Walk for Kids to a beautiful park that is both wheelchair-friendly and stroller-friendly. The focus for the Walk is to promote healthy well-being both physically, emotionally and spiritually - all while raising money for the education programs at OPEN M. The education programs at OPEN M reach out to at-risk teens to offer them a leadership/mentoring classes to better their resources for the future. We are also in the process of adding new programs for children ages 5 and under.

This years’ Walk for Kid’s location offers a variety of family fun so you can make a whole day out of the event! Some of the amenities of the park include: a fenced in dog park with lake, catch and release fishing (bring your own gear), playground for all ages, basketball area, and open area for picnics and play.

Our goal is to have each walker raise $100 by asking friends, relatives and co-workers for donations. Most walkers raise much more than that! For every $100 turned in to OPEN M before the day of the walk, you will receive a free tote bag!

We need Team Captains and Walkers! Call Tiffany Stahl today to learn more about OPEN M and the Walk for Kids at 330-434-0110, ext. 404. Or, you can email her at projects@openm.org.

About OPEN M

OPEN M is an acronym that stands for Opportunity for People Everywhere in Need Ministry. We are a comprehensive, faith-based ministry that helps people throughout the greater Akron

area meet the spiritual and physical challenges of living with scarce resources. OPEN M strives to feed the hungry, care for the sick, nurture children, build families and strengthen the community. Our mission is to build bridges out of poverty by fostering health, wellness and nutrition for the body; education for the min; and hope, joy and spiritual growth for the soul. To learn more, visit our website at www.openm.org or call 330-434-011.

Open M helps families who are in need of basic services, guidance, and support. Providing help can prevent abuse.

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