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Compiled by Lauren Bailey

24 Hours of Booty

Fundraising Success:

The 14th annual 24 Hours of Booty presented by Levine Cancer Institute has raised more than $1.37 million to date to help support cancer survivors and patient navigation programs. More than $14 million has been raised since the event’s inception in 2002. The top fund-raising team was Team Reeb with $127,146 raised. Learn more at www.24hoursofbooty.org/.

Lydia’s Legacy

Teal Tea Party:

Lydia’s Legacy will host its fifth annual Teal Tea Party 3-6 p.m. Aug. 30 at Byron’s South End, 101 West Worthington Ave. Come dressed for high tea and enjoy a floor show, silent auction and presentation of the 2015 Teal Gents. The afternoon will conclude with dancing to live music. Tickets are $65 per person with proceeds benefiting gynecologic cancer research and awareness. Purchase tickets and learn more about Lydia’s Legacy at www.lydiaslegacy.com.

Lupus Foundation

Golf Tournament:

The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter will be the beneficiary of the 15th annual Links for Lupus Golf Tournament 11 a.m. Aug. 31 at Cedarwood Country Club, 4100 Pineville-Matthews Road. To learn more or sign up, visit http://lupuslinks.dojiggy.com.

Camp CARE

5K Fundraiser:

The Camp CARE 5k will take place 9 a.m. Sept. 12 at McAlpine Creek Park, 8711 Monroe Road. The event raises money for the week-long camp which is free to children with cancer being treated at local hospitals. Register or learn more at www.campcare.org.

Share Our Strength

No Kid Hungry Dinner:

The second annual No Kid Hungry Dinner will take place 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at Mimosa Grill, 327 S. Tryon St. Tickets are $175 each and proceeds will benefit Share Our Strength – a nonprofit with a mission for ending childhood hunger in America.

Tickets will include a multi-course dinner, cocktail reception, live auction and more. Learn more at www.nokidhungry.org/charlotte.

Cookies for a Cause

Stockings of Hope:

Help Cookies for a Cause fulfill its mission of stuffing 1,000 holiday stockings with new gifts and useful essentials to cheer homeless children in the Charlotte area.

Each stocking costs approximately $15 to produce. Make a monetary donation at www.cookies4acause.org/Stockings_of_Hope.html or drop off physical items by emailing info@cookies4acause.org. A list of items needed is available on the website.

Heart Math Tutoring

Tutors needed:

Heart Math Tutoring, a nonprofit dedicated to helping disadvantaged students develop math skills and academic confidence, is recruiting volunteer tutors for the 2015/2016 school year.

Until Sept. 17, tutors are being recruited to help 350 students at seven schools. Volunteers commit to weekly tutoring sessions lasting either 30 minutes or one hour. To learn more or volunteer, call 704-931-3209 or email volunteer@hearttutoring.org. Visit http://hearttutoring.org/become-a-volunteer to learn more online.

Jamaica Hope Foundation

Back to School raffle:

The local nonprofit Jamaica Hope Foundation will host a Back to School raffle to raise money for its supported schools in Westmoreland, Jamaica. Prizes include Golf for Four at TPC Piper Glen, HP all-in-one printer, 90-minute massage, and Harris Teeter gift cards. Raffle tickets are $5 each or $10 for three and available for purchase online at www.jamaicahopefoundation.org. Winners will be drawn Sept. 4. Call Kara Lopp at 704-412-2398 with questions.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Family Education Program:

National Alliance on Mental Illness Piedmont Tri-County will hold an 11-class free educational series for caregivers of patients with mental illness. The information will give caregivers a basic education on brain disorders as well as ways to improve the lives of families with loved ones suffering with mental illness.

The course will be 9:30 a.m.-noon Aug. 22 at Carolinas Cornerstone Church, 1790 Gardendale Road, Fort Mill, SC. Registration in advance is required and there is a 20-person class limit. Register with Judy at namiptc@gmail.com or 803-610-8174.

BCC Rally

Fundraising events:

The Ballantyne Country Club Rally, an all-volunteer nonprofit that raises funds to fight breast cancer, will hold its annual series of events Sept. 12-26 at Ballantyne County Club, 11120 Ballantyne Crossing Ave. Proceeds will go to Rally for the Cure. Charity events are listed below. Tickets for all events are available at http://bccrally.org/.

▪ Unmask the Night Ball, 6:30p.m.-midnight Sept. 12: This masquerade ball will feature opera music, food, dancing, auctions and more. Cost is $125 per person.

▪ Ladies’ Rally for the Cure Golf and Luncheon, 8 a.m. Sept. 22: Sponsored by Aetna this event will include a step-aside scramble golf tournament and luncheon. Cost is $85 for golf and luncheon.

▪ Jazz it Up for the Cure Luncheon 11 a.m. Sept. 22: Sponsored by Charlotte Radiology, soft Jazz will accompany lunch. A raffle and silent auction will be held. Cost is $60 per person.

▪ Mens’ Pink Ball Golf, 11 a.m. Sept. 24: KPMG will sponsor this four-man team event with shotgun start on the new golf course. Cost is $125 per person.

▪ Racquet for Rally, 6:30-10 p.m. Sept. 26: A tennis clinic sponsored by Ballantyne Country Club and AmWINS. Cost ranges from $45-$70 per person.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

PurpleStride Charlotte:

PurpleStride Charlotte 2015 is a 5K run and family walk that unites the community by raising awareness and support for the fight against pancreatic cancer. The event will take place 8 a.m. Sept. 12 at Marshall Park, 800 E. Third St. Learn more and register at purplestride.org/charlotte2015.

Ronald McDonald House

Benefit Ball:

The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte will hold its first Storybook Ball 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at The Hilton Center City Uptown Charlotte, 222 E. Third St.

This black-tie event will raise money to help ensure families of critically ill children have a home-away-from-home while their children are in local hospitals. Tickets are $250 per person and the theme is “The Cat in the Hat” with a night of dinner, networking, entertainment, silent auction and dancing. Learn more and purchase tickets at www.rmhofcharlotte.org and click on News and Events, then Storybook Ball.

Make an Impact Foundation

Donations needed:

Make An Impact Foundation of Cornelius funds projects that help underprivileged, marginalized, abused, neglected or distressed children. These needs are met by identifying worthwhile projects and finding donor partners to help meet each need. At present, MAIF is in need of financial, corporate or property donations. To learn more, visit www.makeanimpactnow.org or call 704-409-1875.

South Iredell Senior Center

Volunteer workshop:

The South Iredell Senior Center will hold a volunteer workshop 12:30-4:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at the center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville, to start making gift baskets and other homemade items for the grand opening of Santa’s Gift Shop in November. Reserve a spot by calling 704-662-3337.

Donations needed:

Donations are needed for the Senior Center’s Santa’s Gift Shop, which sells items to raise funds to support the center. Items needed include: all Christmas items, baskets, jewelry, hats, gloves, scarves, recipe books and more. (No clothes, broken items or books accepted). Items can be homemade. Drop off donations at the front desk of the Senior Center 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday to Friday. 202 N. Church St., Mooresville.

Used cellphone collection:

The South Iredell Senior Center will collect used cellphones. Phones may be dropped off at the center 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday to Friday at 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. Businesses, churches and other groups can collect as a group and call the senior center to schedule pick up at 704-662-3337.

Cooperative Christian Ministry

Food drive:

Many children go without enough food in the summer. To offset the low numbers of food items available at the Cooperative Christian Ministry pantries in the summer, including nine satellite pantries and the Crisis Center pantry, CCM will host its third annual Summer Food Drive. Nonperishable food items, including canned and boxed goods, can be brought to any of the CCM pantries as well as drop-off locations throughout the community. Find locations to donate at www.cooperativeministry.com/programs/hunger-relief. Learn more by calling 704-786-4709.

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