|Lifestyle Briefs: 10-22-13|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Tuesday, 22 October 2013 09:53|
Diabetes Youth Services Gala is Friday
PERRYSBURG - For anyone planning 2014 vacations or entertainment, a visit to the Diabetes Youth Services (DYS) Sweet Success Gala on Friday will provide a wide variety of options. They include a vacation condo in the Bordeaux region of France, or Hilton Head or Disney World vacations in the U.S.
The 8th annual gala will run from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Perrysburg, and feature dinner and a cash bar in addition to the auctions.
Other silent and live auction items include a ride along with the Toledo Police, a chance to sit in with Mary Beth and Rick on their 101.5 The River radio program, and a 1¬Ω-carat diamond necklace. There are tickets for Toledo Mud Hens and Toledo Walleye games as well as other sports memorabilia, a Lake Erie sailboat ride, golf, gift baskets, jewelry, spa packages and dining experiences.
The annual fundraising event is presented by ProMedica Toledo Children's Hospital. Registration for the evening is $100 per person; register online by visiting www.dys4kids.org.
Proceeds will support DYS camp and school education programs for area children living with type 1 diabetes.
Heartbeat receives adoption education grant
Heartbeat of Toledo has been awarded a $7,500 Adoption Education Initiative grant from the Toledo Community Foundation.
The purpose of the grant is two-fold: first to educate volunteers about discussing adoption with clients, notes Patricia Todak, executive director. "Second is to educate clients about adoption as a viable option to an unplanned pregnancy."
Heartbeat is also using the TCF grant funds to create a "What about Adoption?" brochure that explains the adoption process specifically for couples in Northwest Ohio.
"Heartbeat is not an adoption agency," said Todak. "Our role is to help women who are not sure what to do when they discover they are pregnant. Most of the women who come to Heartbeat decide to parent and take prenatal and parenting classes. However some will decide they want to do an adoption.
"We can help those who want to explore adoption connect with an agency or private adoption attorney. If the clients wish we can set up those first meetings at our office, which may be a bit less scary."
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