Levine Cancer Institute
Presenting sponsor: Levine Cancer Institute was recently announced as the presenting sponsor of the 24 Hours of Booty event, which will take place July 29 at the Myers Park "Booty Loop."
"We are proud supporters of 24 Hours of Booty and appreciate all they are doing to help cancer patients in our community through various collaborations," said Scott Kerr, Vice President of Carolinas HealthCare Foundation.
24 Hours of Booty has donated $700,000 to Carolinas HealthCare Foundation.
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Jacob's Ladder Center
Volunteers are needed:
The agency, which helps relieve chronic homelessness, has volunteer needs that include counseling clients, providing technology training and coordinating special events throughout the year. Also, volunteers are needed to run Jacob Ladder's two clothing boutiques, which help provide clothing for those in need.
Volunteer opportunities are available for individuals, businesses, organizations and places of worship. Call: 704-332-5822, ext. 231, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shoe drive: Paul Simon Co. at 1027 Providence Road and The Village at South Park, 4300 Sharon Road, will host a shoe drive. All donated shoes will go to Jacob's Ladder - a Charlotte organization that specializes in breaking the cycle of chronic unemployment through job readiness and related services. For information and other donation items needed, call Elizabeth Hyland at 704-332-5822, ex. 223 or visit www.jacobsladdercharlotte.org/aperfectfit.
Community Advisory Committee
Volunteers are needed: Cabarrus County needs volunteers for the patient advocate Community Advisory Committee. Members are appointed by county commissioners. Volunteers make regular visits to nursing and adult homes in your county to protect and promote the rights of the people who live there. After an initial 15-hour training period, you are expected to commit 6-8 hours per month in facility visitation and an additional 10 hours of ongoing training per year. For information contact Laurie Abounader at 704-348-2739, 1-800-508-5777 or online email@example.com.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
Blood donors needed: The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas and the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte have formed a new partnership, including the two-month "Pint for a Night" campaign. For each blood donation in April, CBCC will make a financial contribution to RMH of Charlotte. Visit: www.cbcc.us or call 704-972-4700.
Workshop: The agency, which serves bereaved families in the Charlotte area, is offering a creative writing workshop called "Finding the Words for Your Grief," 6:30-8 p.m. April 27 at the KinderMourn home, 1320 Harding Place.
Space is limited, please RSVP to Jill Shipp, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 704-376-2580.
Matthews Civitan Club
Fun run: The Matthews Civitan Club will host the Sandy Feet 5K & 1K Fun Run at Stumptown Park April 30.
The 5K will begin at 8 a.m. and the 1K Fun Run at 9 a.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit Special Olympics and other local charities. Register online at www.sandyfeet5k.com. Registration is $20 before April 26 and $25 after April 26. Same day registration is $25. The 5K runners will receive a free T-shirt. The 1K is free.
Dinner and auction: The 11th annual "Crystal Ball, A run for the Roses," which benefits the Kristen Foundation for missing adults will be held 6:30-11:30 p.m. April 30 at the Dilworth Neighborhood Grill, 911 E. Morehead St. Events include buffet dinner, dancing, live and silent auction, and music by One Stop Live and Jeff Rearick. Tickets are $75 each. The foundation was created to help families with missing loved ones over the age of 18. For more information visit KristenFoundation.org or call 704-996-5066.
Matthews Free Medical Clinic
Golf tournament: The free clinic will hold its sixth annual tournament May 2 at Raintree Country Club, 8600 Raintree Lane.
The entry fee is $150. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. Proceeds will go to the Clinic's Building Fund. There are many golfing and sponsorship opportunities available, as well as providing items for a silent auction. Contact the clinic for details, 704-841-8882. For additional information, visit www.matthewsfmc.org. Look under "latest news" at the bottom of the page for golf tournament details and registration forms.
Fundraiser: There will be a fundraiser for two critically ill children, Liam Fudge and Kaitlyn Bourgeault, 6-9 p.m. May 3 at Kate's Skates, 14500 East Independence Blvd., Indian Trail.
Cost is $15 and half of all tickets sold will go to the medical bills of Liam and Kaitlyn. For more information about the children, visit briananddawnfudge.blogspot.com and niemannpick.blogspot.com. You may also RSVP on Facebook at www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=151214211607713.
Union County Homeless Shelter
Fundraiser: Benton Heights Presbyterian Church will hold a fundraiser breakfast to benefit the Union County Homeless Shelter, 6-10 a.m., May 7 at the church, 2701 Concord Highway in Monroe.
Kelli Fagala, an Unionville Elementary School student, has taken on the local shelter and kitchen as an ongoing service project. Breakfast will include eggs, grits, bacon country ham, sausage, biscuits, gravy, coffee, tea and juice. Cost: $7. Tax deductable checks can be made payable to Benton Heights, note: Shelter Fund.