Giving back
Wednesday, Jun. 18, 2014

Giving back

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Compiled by Lauren Bailey

Lupus Foundation

Walk Success: More than 2,300 people took steps against lupus at the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter’s 13th annual Walk to End Lupus Now on May 4 in Charlotte. The walk raised more than $120,000 to date to support lupus programs and services. Learn more at

Urban League of Charlotte

Teaming Up: Ingersoll Rand Foundation recently presented a check to the Urban League of Central Carolinas to fund their Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning National Certification training courses geared toward under/unemployed individuals in the Charlotte area. To learn more about the Urban League, visit


Shark Month: Help the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas “Take a Bite Out of Summer Blood Shortages” with a one-of-a-kind T-shirt for all CBCC donors this month. Visit to make an appointment, or call 704-972-4700. Visit the website at for information.

Amazing Charity Race

Registration Open: HealthQuest’s Amazing Charity Race, to take place on Sept. 6 at the Union County Agricultural Center, is now accepting team applications.

The unusual fundraiser will be a competition between teams to decipher clues and complete various mental and physical challenges. A $2,000 prize will go to the winning team’s charity of choice and a $500 prize will go to the team winning the final bonus challenge. Organizers hope to bring awareness to the plight of those who cannot afford their prescription medications, and raise funds to ensure that HealthQuest can assist those in need. Learn more and register your team at

24 Hours of Booty

Registration Open: Registration is now open for the 13th annual 24 Hours of Booty presented by Levine Cancer Institute. This year’s charity cycling event is scheduled to roll on the Myers Park “Booty Loop” 7 p.m. July 25 to 7 p.m. July 26 when 1,2000 participants will be riding and raising funds to help fight cancer. About 300 volunteers are also needed to support this year’s ride. Register to ride or volunteer at

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