The Prostate Conditions Education Council will host a free patient education symposium and dinner 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Dressler’s Restaurant, 1100 Metropolitan Ave. Dr. Stephen Riggs, a prostate cancer specialist at Levine Cancer Institute, will speak. Details: Lindsay McBride, 303-999-2571 or email@example.com.
The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte will hold its annual Buddy Walk 2-6 p.m. Oct. 22 at Jerry Richardson Stadium at UNC Charlotte. Similar walks are held throughout the world to mark National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Registration and check-in begins at 1 p.m. with the walk starting at 3 p.m., starting from the stadium concourse and ending on the football field. Details: bit.ly/DSAGCBuddyWalk2016.
“Silently Suffering … Can You Hear My Cry?” will be the topic of the monthly meeting of Cupcakes & Conversations for Mental Health Awareness, 1 p.m. Oct. 22 at Myers Park Wellness Center, 1073 Providence Road. Details: Barjohn R. Lee, founder of I Am SolidShe, Inc., (980) 348-6188, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 10th annual Charlotte VisionWalk, benefiting the Foundation Fighting Blindness, will be Oct. 22 at Queens University of Charlotte, 1900 Selwyn Ave. Registration begins at 9 a.m.; the walk starts at 10. Details: www.FightBlindness.org/CharlotteVisionWalk.
The second annual Mans’ Jam National Brain Tumor Society Fundraiser is 3-7 p.m. Oct. 23 at Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. On the Border - The Ultimate Eagles Tribute band and Chuck Johnson & Charlyhorse will perform in honor of Wells Fargo banker Williams “Mans” McLeod, who died from a brain tumor in 2012 at age 54. He was the son of the late Dr. Leslie McLeod and the late Dr. Jonnie McLeod, prominent Charlotte physicians. Proceeds benefit the National Brain Tumor Society. $25 minimum suggested donation. www.amossouthend.com.