By Jeff Lavery | Parma Observer

Throughout the past year, the pandemic has made navigating life’s many hurdles even more challenging. For women who were already juggling careers, kids, and households, being thrust into the role of educator while still being relied upon as a homemaker created significant burdens for moms everywhere. That’s why Cox Communications decided to enlist the support of the communities it serves to recognize deserving mothers with a $1,000 prize for the many ways they improve the lives of everyone around them by announcing the first-ever Super Moms campaign, just in time for Mother’s Day.

The request for nominations across the company’s Northeast footprint led to a surge in suggestions of deserving mothers. With no shortage of deserving candidates, Cox enlisted the help of its employees to assist with judging. The winners all shared many qualities, including managing a challenging job; caring for children and loved ones; and still devoting themselves to their community and their friends and neighbors, even with spare time in short supply.

In Ohio, Cox recognized Erin Lally of Strongsville, nominated by Parma Heights Mayor Michael Byrne. Mayor Byrne cited Erin’s commitment to raising a family with five kids, while also volunteering through her church’s youth ministry program, working in person at City Hall every day since the pandemic began, and juggling all of the sports, music, and schooling-related activities that comes with five children.

Erin and all of the winners across Cox’s Northeast footprint will receive a $1,000 award to help with everything from paying down expenses to replacing lost income due to a spouse’s work injury. Winners were informed via Zoom meeting joined by their nominator, friends, and local Cox representatives.

“As many of us know on a deeply personal level, mothers do far more than they are ever given sufficient credit for,” said Rob Brill, market vice president, Cox Communications. “We were excited to launch this campaign with the goal of shining a light on the unsung heroes in our lives who do so much to contribute to their communities through hard work and selflessness that knows no bounds. Happy Mother’s Day to the moms in our midst and thank you for all that you do.”

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