Group lighting up Downtown Jersey City to raise awareness of pediatric cancer

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LAKE TWP.  A local nonprofit is seeking donors, volunteers and advocates to help area children affected by cancer during September, which is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Project Ed Bear is a volunteer-lead nonprofit that provides gifts and experiences to children with a cancer diagnosis, including teddy bears, holiday items and end-of-treatment parties. The organization was formed by an 11-year-old boy and his mother, Susan Summerville, after the boy’s stay at a hospital after a diagnosis of non-cancerous bone tumors all over his body.

The organization is asking for donations of new books or coloring books to be dropped off at Lucky Shoes stores for donation to the Akron Children’s Hospital book library. Find store locations at

Supporters also are asked to wear gold, the color of childhood cancer awareness, and use the hashtag #ProjectEdBear on social media.

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