TOLEDO, Ohio — A kindness rally will be held in Toledo this month in honor of a 14-year-old boy who died in 2017.
The second annual Luken T. Boyle Kindness Rally is set for July 31 from 5-7 p.m. at Hensville Park.
After a bullying incident online on July 31, 2017, the teen took his own life. The Luken T. Boyle Campaign for Kindness was started by his mother, Samantha, as a way to teach empathy and spread kindness.
The rally is a way to celebrate Luken's life. The evening will include a kindness proclamation by Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz, live music from Jake Pilewski, appearances by University of Toledo Football Coach Candle, Central Catholic Irish Dance Team, Muddy and more.
Following the rally, supporters are invited to attend the night's Mud Hens game at 7:05 p.m. Just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase tickets.
In addition to the rally, the campaign hopes to engage the entire region in a day of kindness on July 31. The community is encouraged to take part in intentional acts of kindness and to share them on social media with the hashtag #bekind419.