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Chamber event focuses on investing in a healthy lifestyle

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Representatives of three of the four organizations sponsoring a Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event are shown above. From left are Wendy Gotschall, representing Aultman; Melanie Campbell, representing the Carroll County American Cancer Society Volunteer Leadership Council and Relay for Life and Atty. Kathy Allmon-Stoneman.

The Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event held last week in the Carrollton Aultman facility focused on “Investing in the Future.”

Over 60 persons attended the event which was sponsored by Aultman, the American Cancer Society Carroll County Volunteer Leadership Council and Relay for Life, Stoneman Law Office and the Carroll County Health Department.

The event focused on investing in a healthy lifestyle, including food choices, activities and everyday living and included displays from the sponsoring agencies. All food served at the event was designated as “healthy.”

Beth Conley and Amy Erva, both employees of the American Cancer Society, presented a program on healthy eating and lifestyles, noting the top two causes of cancer are tobacco and adult diet/obesity.

Melanie Campbell, a member of the American Cancer Society Volunteer Leadership Council and a committee member of the Carrollton Relay for Life, presented information on the 2013 Relay, to be held June 28 and 29 at the Carroll County Fairgrounds and of sponsorship opportunities for area businesses. She talked about the money raised through Relay for Life and how it is used for research as well as for programs that benefit county residents.

Kathy Stoneman, a member of the Volunteer Leadership Council, spoke on advocacy for the American Cancer Society and the importance of cancer research. 

The program closed with a luminaria ceremony honoring residents who are battling cancer as well as those who lost their battle with the disease highlighted by a vocal solo titled “Blessings” by Jennifer Gotschall, a Relay for Life volunteer.

The next Chamber event will be March 14, a joint meeting with the Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce, at Bluebird Winery (former Little Forest Inn) from 5 to 7 p.m.

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