Englewood Hills lives strong

ENGLEWOOD — Two years ago, the Kleptz YMCA in Englewood started a Livestrong Program to offer support for people battling cancer and Parkinson’s disease.

The program helps participants regain their strength during and after the struggles with chemo and other muscle sapping regimens. This year, a funding source for that program was reduced and the YMCA looked to their partnership with Northmont City Schools to fill in the gap.

On Tuesday, September 12, all staff members are invited to contribute $1 to wear Northmont gear during “Beat” Butler week. To take it a step further, Englewood Hills Elementary will be sponsoring a $1 Pajama Day every Wednesday in September.

If they reach their $800 goal, staff members will dye strips of their hair in honor of loved ones fighting or losing the battle with cancers. The colored strips will be representative of the type of cancer, ie: pink=breast, dark blue=colon, orange=kidney, etc. The students will complete a unit on September 1 that teaches about respect and empathy.

Contributions to the Livestrong Program can directed to the Kleptz YMCA, 1200 National Road, Clayton, Ohio 45315 or to Northmont City Schools, 4001 Old Salem Road, Englewood, Ohio 45322.

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