As always, the Westerville Community Prayer Breakfast will focus on the importance of prayer to the community, but this year's breakfast also will pay homage to the Westerville Area Resource Ministry's roots.

As always, the Westerville Community Prayer Breakfast will focus on the importance of prayer to the community, but this year's breakfast also will pay homage to the Westerville Area Resource Ministry's roots.

WARM, which puts on the breakfast fundraiser, will present its annual Hand Up Award to St. Paul the Apostle Parish in recognition of the fact that the church founded the food pantry that eventually would grow to become WARM.

"This year's award is going to a local church we believe exemplifies the values of loving your neighbor as much as yourself," said WARM executive director Scott Marier. "They founded Paul's Pantry 40 years ago."

As is tradition, the 10th annual prayer breakfast will fall on the National Day of Prayer. It will be from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. May 3 at the Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave.

The cost to attend the breakfast is $25, and all of the proceeds go to WARM, as the food is provided by O'Charley's and Giant Eagle, and Westerville Rotarians volunteer as servers, Marier said.

The keynote speaker will be Progressive Medical Founder and CEO Dave Bianconi, who will share his story and talk on "Prayer, the Outward Effects, the Inward Benefits and the Power to Change the Hearts of People."

NBC4 anchor Cabot Rea will again serve as master of ceremonies, and Mayor Kathy Cocuzzi also will deliver remarks.

The prayer breakfast is a nondenominational celebration of prayer, Marier said, and anyone is welcome to attend.

"It's just been a fun community gathering where citizens and leaders gather to recognize the significance of prayer throughout our community, for the well-being of our community," Marier said. "It's just and open community celebration."

For more information on the breakfast, or to register, call WARM at 614-899-0196.