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Great Clips helps American Heart Association

Published: February 10, 2013 12:00 AM

Great Clips helps

Heart Association

Great Clips of Hudson is going red this February. Stop into the hair salon at the Acme Plaza, next to Panera, to shop from a collection of the staff's homemade treats and gifts. The shop will have homemade red suckers, red velvet cake pops, woven red friendship bracelets, and homemade Beech Street red candles. A minimum of 10 percent of each purchase will benefit the American Heart Association.

Great Clips is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Call 330-653-3090 or visit www.greatclips.com for more information.

Hershey's sweet treats join fundraising effort

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Hershey's of Hudson / Chocolates of Hudson will donate 10 percent of its profits made from the sale of chocolate covered strawberries during the Valentine season to the American Heart Association in conjunction with the Merchants of Hudson's fundraiser.

Hershey's, 50 W. Streetsboro St., will be dipping large sweet strawberries into milk, dark and white chocolate between Feb. 9 and Feb. 16. Ordering in advance is suggested but walk-ins are welcome. The cost is $24.95 for a baker's dozen. Smaller quantities are available.

For more information phone 330-342-1232 or visit


LifeCenter Plus to host 'Pedal for Heroes'

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LifeCenter Plus is hosting a "Pedal For Heroes" fundraising event to support veterans Feb. 24 from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the facility, 5133 Darrow Road.

Members and non-members in the Stow and Hudson area are invited to participate in honoring 276 fallen Ohio veterans by cycling for 276 minutes, one minute for each fallen soldier who has sacrificed his or her life in the Middle East since the terrorist attack of 9/11.

"The Pedal For Heroes event honors the military personnel whom have lost their lives and supports local veterans programs while engaging in physical activity," said Jerry Lynch, a main organizer of the event. "Ohio veterans have given so much for us. This is an opportunity to help local veterans and support their efforts to transition back into the community."

LifeCenter Plus encourages the community to form teams to cycle on stationary bicycles for 276 minutes. Participants may also choose to walk, row, swim, or run for the allotted time.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to Pedal For Heroes, a 501(c)(3) organization, to provide services to local veterans. Last year, more than $16,000 was raised by 11 participating fitness facilities in Northeast Ohio.

For more information, contact Jessica Shenker, at 330-655-2377 ext. 138.

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