Police Chief Louis Dirker was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2009.
Police Chief Louis Dirker, who has non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, was selected to be the Survivor Ambassador at the 2012 Relay for Life event in June. "I am someone who has always taken pride in staying in shape and working out almost on a daily basis," he said in a Stow Sentry story. "I thought I was in the best shape possible, and discovering that I was not invulnerable to such a disease as cancer was devastating; however, one thing I did learn was that there is help available and that you do not have to face this alone." Read the entire Stow Sentry story here. The relay is scheduled for 10 a.m. June 2 at the Akron General Health and Wellness Center.
Twenty-nine employers attended the job fair in Stow and about 500 people filed in looking for work.
Stow Job Club Inc. Founder Diana Miller said about half way through the job fair at the Akron General Health and Wellness Center that she expected about 500 job seekers to show up.
“The bottom line is we have much to be proud of in this community. Our hats go off to all of the participants.”
More than 375 residents raised over $70,000 for the American Cancer Society this past weekend by taking turns walking around an outdoor “track” at Akron General Health and Wellness Center North for 24 consecutive hours. Members of the 26 teams entered in the Stow-Munroe Falls Relay for Life played games, ran on-site fundraisers, enjoyed live entertainment, camped out, laughed plenty and, at times, shed tears. Norene Jones of Stow, relay co-chair, is thrilled with the success of the 2011 event — not just in terms of dollars raised, but also because cancer awareness received a huge boost in the community. The fun was shared by more than 500 non-participants who simply visited the event, said Ron Jones, Norene’s husband, who served as relay …