STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – Are You a Champion? We are all dreamers and fighters, implored by the same goals and impassioned with the same persistence. But only some of us are born leaders — naturally able and ready to take on important roles that truly make a difference. Fundraising efforts. Bringing in volunteers. Making a stand against arthritis. Our most engaged volunteers lead the Live Yes! Arthritis Network as Champions.
Champions support and guide others in their journey with arthritis – directing them to resources, sharing their own experiences and fostering connection points with subject matter experts. Volunteers fuel the Arthritis Foundation, from fundraising to advocating to providing peer support. Arthritis Foundation volunteers work relentlessly in their communities and with the Arthritis Foundation to ensure that children and adults living with arthritis receive the resources and support they need to live their best life.
Donna Casey, an Arthritis Foundation volunteer for over ten years shares, “My journey as a volunteer started because my parents were afflicted with arthritis. My passion to support the arthritis community has led me to accept a board position with the Arthritis Foundation and facilitate sponsorships from key health care organizations. Currently representing Altenheim Senior Living and its support of the Arthritis Foundation, being able to involve health care organizations and key physicians has allowed me to make an impact for the more than 54 million Americans with arthritis.”
The Live Yes! Arthritis Network, created by the Arthritis Foundation, makes connections both in-person and online to empower people to live their best life. People with arthritis find strength in each other, manage stress and take control of their healthcare.
Are you ready to join and lead the Live Yes! Arthritis Network? “We can all make a difference in lives of people with arthritis – the No. 1 cause of disability,” says Darby Schwartz, Senior Executive Director. “For 70 years, the Arthritis Foundation has taken the steps to conquer this disease, celebrating arthritis warriors and raising funds for research, resources and a cure.”
For more information, please contact Darby Schwartz at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Strongsville students: Two students from Strongsville were recently honored for their academic achievements at the University of Mount Union. Regan Laurell was recognized with the Alumni Computer Science Prize at the 2019 Mount Union Honors Convocation. This prize is awarded to one or more outstanding students majoring in computer science who have achieved junior status.
Vincent Camma was recognized with the Cynthia L. Hepler Radio Award at the 2019 Mount Union Honors Convocation. This prize is awarded to the student who has contributed to the successful operation of WRMU.
Each year, the convocation honors graduating seniors and underclass students who have excelled academically, displayed excellent leadership skills and shown dedication to the University and community through outstanding community service initiatives.
The University of Mount Union, founded in 1846, is a four-year, private institution grounded in the liberal arts tradition. The University is located in Alliance, OH, 80 miles of both Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Mount Union offers an array of broad-based and career-specific undergraduate and graduate programs to its 2,300 students who experience outstanding opportunities for success after graduation. Among members of the 2016 graduating class, 94% had started a professional position, had been accepted to graduate school, or were pursuing continuing education, all in an average of two months after graduation (81% of the Class of 2016 self-reported). For more information, visit mountunion.edu .
Library lineup: Great classes and events abound at the Cuyahoga County Strongsville library.
· 3-D Design for Adults is Mon., May 13, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Explore hands-on digital creation as you create your own design using the 3-D modeling program, Tinkercad. Your item will be printed on Cuyahoga County Public Library’s 3-D printer, and will be available to pick-up within two weeks after the program. A valid email address and basic computer skills are required. Registration is required and begins thirty days prior to the class date.
· Stress Management: Good Morning, Strongsville Speaker Series is Wed., May 15 at 10:00 a.m. You are welcome to join this bi-monthly Speaker Series. Each month a special speaker of interest to seniors and residents of Strongsville is featured. Stressed is just desserts spelled backwards. Marlene Kurz, LPCC-S Southwest General Health Center Oakview Behavioral Health Services, will talk about what is already inside you that can help you lead a calmer, healthier, and more productive life. Refreshments will be served.
· Teen Volunteer Fair is for ages 10 -18 on Sat., May 18 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Get connected with local organizations that need your help this summer. Whether you need to fulfill a requirement or just want to contribute to the community, this fair is for you.
· Cuyahoga County Public Library offers computer classes for beginners to advanced users. Many of the classes offer Northstar Digital Literacy Certification. All classes are free. Registration begins 30 days before each class date. Classes are for adults age 18 and over. To see a full class list, descriptions, and to register, please visit https://www.cuyahogalibrary.org/Events/Computer-Classes.aspx .
The Cuyahoga County Public Library Strongsville Branch is located at 18700 Westwood Dr. Register online at cuyahogalibrary.org or call 440-238-5530. To register, for more information and a complete list of events, visit cuyahogalibrary.org . All events are sponsored by Friends of Strongsville Branch Library.
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