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The Crown Jewels

Fundraiser success: The Crown Jewels Chapter of the Links hosted their eighth annual Mardi Gras Gala with more than 400 attendees Feb. 18 at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte.

The event raised $5,000 for the Harvey B. Gantt Center, $5,000 for Johnson C. Smith University Scholarship Fund, and funds for an area high school student scholarship. The Links Inc. is a nonprofit international civic organization of more than 10,000 women of color committed to enhancing the quality of life in our communities. To learn more, visit or contact Felicia Allen at 704-968-1987.

Presbyterian Cancer Center

Named top fundraiser: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk Awards Celebration named Presbyterian Cancer Center the Top Statewide Fundraising Team for blood cancer research and patient services. The team raised more than $47,000. Two thousand Charlotte area residents turned out for the 13th annual Light The Night Walk on Oct. 22 at Symphony Park with teams of co-workers, families and friends coming out to help build awareness about the more than one million people in North American living with a blood cancer. The walk raised a record-breaking $310,000. Details: