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Purses are like Friends luncheon to benefit Akron Children's Hospital

Published: March 23, 2017 2:17 AM

AKRON, Ohio – The Friends of Akron Children’s Hospital will host its annual “Purses are like Friends” luncheon on Saturday, April 1 at 11 a.m. at Fairlawn Country Club in Akron.

The luncheon will feature the sale and auction of new and gently-used purses. Proceeds will benefit Akron Children’s Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center. Pediatric palliative care focuses on children, prenatal to young adult, with complex, chronic or serious conditions and their families, enhancing quality of life in partnership with cure-directed care.

Doors open at 11 a.m. for shopping, followed by a social hour and lunch. Tickets for the event are $25 per person.

The Friends of Akron Children’s Hospital has received hundreds of donated purses for this year’s event.

“It’s such a wonderful event because not only can you have a fantastic lunch with your friends and shop for some amazing purses, you’re also supporting the families who have children in palliative care,” said Ruby Winter, one of the event chairs.

This year’s event is chaired by Winter and Joyce Berkenstock. The reservation deadline for the luncheon is March 24, 2017. For more information, call the Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation office at 330-543-8340.


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