Grapes & Ale Kicks Off BBQ Season
Join us for Grapes & Ale, Presented by Giant Eagle! This premiere event allows guests to enjoy samplings of more than 300 internationally acclaimed wines, craft brews and tastes from some of the sauciest restaurants in town, along with the music of The Ace Molar Band. Excited to have Chip Kullik (Majic 105.7), Jeremiah (Q104), Kenny Crumpton (Fox 8 News), and Marc Bona (cleveland.com) as our hosts. This event also features an exclusive VIP area located on the second floor of The Corner Bar. Proceeds benefit Our Lady of the Wayside's residential, transportation and day programming services for individuals with developmental disabilities throughout Northeast Ohio.
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You might not think an object lesson in happiness would present itself at a funeral.
Marilyn Cunin was much more than an Our Lady of the Wayside parent, Board Member and Starlight Guardian Humanitarian Award recipient … she was a Wayside champion. This gentle force of nature taught us that true strength manifests itself through gracefulness. She crushed obstacles with creativity, put tough decisions into action while brokering peace, and built an army of advocates through friendship. Beautifully wise and warm, Marilyn had a way of wrapping each interaction in a light that sent the other person off into the world to do more of the same. With that kind of person in Wayside’s corner, you can understand how distressing it was for me to learn that she’d been called home.
I’m not going to tell you the funeral wasn’t a struggle. Marilyn was one of those people that made the world spin a little better just by being in it, and her death would create an immense void. The funeral was ending, I was still at a loss, and then I turned to the back page of the program, where I saw her message for us, “Happiness is a choice!”. It was a mantra with a message that hit the mark perfectly. Simply put: Wayside supports people in their choice to be happy. Creating safe and welcoming homes, providing access to the community, and planning days filled with fun and fulfilling activities … each program and every service has been created to give children and adults with developmental disabilities the opportunity to be happy. Wrapped in the light of this lasting interaction with Marilyn, I invite you to stand with Wayside in our commitment to choosing happiness with the individuals we serve.
And thank you, Marilyn for everything you did – and continue to do -- for Our Lady of the Wayside.
Terry Davis, President & CEO - Our Lady of the Wayside
Celebrating 50 Years of Opportunities
For 50 years, Our Lady of the Wayside has been honored. Honored by the opportunity to roll up our sleeves along side family members, volunteers and Board members to do the next right thing for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Honored by the opportunity to work with public corporations, private companies, individual donors and governmental agencies to change the lives of the most vulnerable for the better. Best of all, Wayside has been honored to have the opportunity to earn the trust, friendship and love that comes with caring for someone special.
2017 Marks our 50th year of serving individuals with developmental disabilities. Golden Anniversaries are typically a time to pause and reflect, but that's really not the Wayside way...Continued on our blog.
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