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Ostomy Awareness Day coming Saturday

‘LIVESAVING’ SURGERY: The 10th anniversary of Ostomy Awareness Day will be marked on Saturday, including locally in Warren and other communities sharing the message that “Ostomies Are Lifesavers.” In parks and neighborhoods all around the country, that day will shine a positive light on this surgery during the Virtual Run for Resilience Ostomy 5K. Local resident Angie Davenport is alive and healthy after having ostomy surgery as a result of ulcerative colitis. Visit www.ostomy.orgto learn more to save more lives. Davenport said it is her goal is to bring awareness to other ostomates that they can have a normal, productive life.

APPRECIATION WEEK: The Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board showed its appreciation for Trumbull County first responders for being frontline heroes. These Frontline Heroes include police officers, firefighters, EMTs and paramedics, emergency department personnel, behavioral health care workers, and many others.

Along with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, a week of appreciation is being held in late September to honor these frontline heroes. This week is also an opportunity to show support and appreciation to those who work directly with individuals struggling to overcome substance use and mental health issues.

The mission of the Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board is to improve the well-being of the community by establishing and maintaining a person-centered, recovery-oriented system of mental health and addiction services in Trumbull County.

SIP AND PAINT: Game Changers will host a Sip and Paint fundraiser Oct. 10 at Eastwood Field in Niles. The 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. time is for families, and the 6 to 8 p.m. event is for adults. The event is a fundraiser for Game Changers scholarships and programming and includes food and music. Tickets are $30 for children and $45 for adults, which includes paint, paint brushes, a 16-by-20 canvas (adults), an 11-by-14 panel board (children), food, drink, gift bag and music. Visit WeAreGC.org or contact Michael Engram at 330-529-9808.

TODAY

• To reach the 24-hour information referral and crisis intervention service in Trumbull County, call Help Network at 330-393-1565 or 211. Call Help Network or Help Hotline at 330-747-2696 or 800-427-3606 for more information on service agencies and support groups.

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