The Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon is growing in several directions, in its second year. From a storefront office on Market Avenue N in downtown Canton, Marathon Executive Director Jim Chaney is on a two-pronged attack.
Wishes have been coming true for 30 years here in Stark County. “When Linda (Lippert) and I founded the organization in 1982 we never dreamed we’d be doing this 30 years later,” exclaimed Cyndi Morrow, executive director of Wishes Can Happen, a nonprofit group that provides wishes to seriously ill children.
Each month, About selects a local nonprofit to highlight in our Nonprofit Spotlight.Our goal is to showcase the good work done in our community — and help connect these organizations to donors who may not have realized their need.Here’s who we’ve featured so far.
Girls on the Run is a national nonprofit transformational learning program for girls in third through eighth grades. The local program started in 2009 and now reaches more than 400 girls and their families.
I have volunteered for many civic and nonprofit groups wherever my family and I have lived, but especially so in Stark County. Having benefited from this great community when I was growing up, I want to make sure that our community stays strong for all future generations.
Life lessons, responsibility and sportsmanship are only a few of the things that youngsters walk away with from a lacrosse field when they play for Lacrosse On 3, a nonprofit organization that enables underprivileged youth in Stark County to play the game.
The reason I do what I do is directly tied to my upbringing. I have six siblings and we have all benefited from our parents’ selfless examples of generosity and caring for others. There was no sitting around being bored.