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Giving back

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Volunteers Needed

Thunder Road Marathon: Volunteers are needed in more than 10 areas for the Thunder Road Marathon on Charlotte Nov. 8-12. Nonprofits can also volunteer as a group and receive a charitable contribution. Contact Bryan Pashal at 704-643-3038 or bpashal@pashalpromotion.com. Registration for the marathon is also available online at www.runcharlotte.com.

Teen Health Connection

Advisory Board Applications: Teen Health Connection (THC) is re-launching the Teen Advisory Board (TAB), designed to fulfill many roles including consultation on THC initiatives, outreach, development and community service. TAB memberships last for one year. Applications for the 2011-2012 academic year are due Oct. 3 by 5 p.m. To apply, you must be 11-22 years old. Visit www.teenhealthconnection.org.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Awards of Excellence: The Thurgood Marshall College Fund's eighth annual "Awards of Excellence" event will take place 6 p.m. Oct. 6 at Founders Hall inside the Bank of America Building, 100 North Tryon Street.

The event will feature a strolling supper and reception followed by an awards program at Booth Playhouse beginning at 7:15 p.m. The event will honor individuals across the country based on their leadership, community involvement, professional and civic excellence and contributions to education and diversity. Honorees include Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown, vice president, Novant Health; Corie Pauling, associate general counsel, TIAA-CREF; Fred Whitfield, president and COO of Bobcats Sports and Entertainment; and Emily Zimmern, president and CEO, The Levin Museum of The New South. For sponsorship opportunities and ticket information, contact Mary Jones at mary.jones@tmcfund.org or call 201-227-8427.

Second Harvest Food Bank

STOP Senior Hunger: Through Oct. 15, there will be a food drive to help support Second Harvest's STOP Senior Hunger program. Donation barrels will be set up in locations across Charlotte. Find a barrel at stopseniorhungerincharlotte.com.

Charlotte Speech and Hearing

Fall Fun Fest: The family fun day will be held noon-4 p.m. Oct. 15 at Park Road Park, Shelter 2.

All activities/food will be less than $1, or people can purchase an unlimited festival pass for $10. Visit www.funfestcharlotte.com. Learn more about Charlotte Speech and Hearing at www.charlottespeechhearing.com.

Foundation for Respect Ability

Benefit Concert: The Foundation for Respect Ability is hosting an afternoon concert with Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paula and Mary at the Knight Theatre 3 p.m. Oct. 30.

Billy Jonas will perform with Peter. Proceeds will help bring the "Don't Laugh At Me" program and workshops to area schools and organizations. An invitation-only VIP Reception will follow the concert for sponsors and donors. For details, contact Diane Benson at 704-439-9798. For tickets visit www.blumenthalarts.org or www.carolinatix.org, or call 704-372-1000 or visit the Belk Theater box office Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

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