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NELSON'S PORT-A-PIT SALE

Tractor Supply on Ireland Road, Mishawaka and Hazen's BP at the corner of McKinley and Ash Road.
Boy Scout Troop 110 is sponsoring a Port-A-Pit fundraiser. 1/2 chicken $6.00 serving of pit-tatoes $3.00. Bake sale also offered.

Sandy St. Germain 574-261-8834


Janet Kucharski Memorial Volleyball Tournament and Memorial Walk

Grace Christian School, 325 N. M-140, Watervliet, MI 49098
Friday, September 19 & Saturday, September 20, 2014 mark the dates of the 5th Annual Janet Kucharski Memorial Volleyball Tournaments & Memorial Walk, hosted by Grace Christian School. This event is held in memory of our dear friend and former colleague, Janet Kucharski, who lost her battle with breast cancer in February of 2010. To honor her memory, the monies collected from these events will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, whose mission is to “save lives by increasing awareness of breast cancer through education and by providing mammograms for those in need.” Donations to this foundation help provide free mammograms for women, who would otherwise be unable to afford this preventative and life-saving screening, and fund educational programs that supply answers to breast cancer patients, survivors, and anyone whose life is touched by breast cancer. In addition to supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation, a small portion of the proceeds will be donated to fund a $1000 scholarship in memory of Janet Kucharski. This scholarship was enacted to benefit a family of Grace Christian School directly affected by cancer, a long-term illness, or disability by giving them $1000 to assist with their tuition for the upcoming school year.
The weekend will begin on Friday, September 19 with a Co-ed volleyball tournament at Grace Christian School, open to anyone in the community interested in participating in this event. Contact Jody Thompson for information regarding registering your team for this event (269-463-5545 ext. 15 or athletics@gcspatriots.com). During the volleyball tournament, a benefit spaghetti supper will be served from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. New to the events this year is a Memorial Walk. Walk the illuminated path to remember loved ones lost to cancer and to honor those battling the disease. Luminaries can be purchased on the day of the event or you can find additional pre-ordering information by visiting: https://sites.google.com/a/gcspatriots.com/jkmemorial/. The Memorial Walk will be from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. The event will continue on Saturday as Grace will be hosting a high school varsity volleyball tournament beginning at 9 am. Grace Christian is located at: 325 N. M-140, Watervliet, MI 49098.


Kathie Smith269-674-8446



16th Annual Teal Ribbon Ovarian Cancer Run/Walk

222 E Market St, Indianapolis, IN
The Teal Ribbon Ovarian Cancer Run/Walk is held annually by Ovar’coming Together to raise funds to help fulfill the organization’s mission of creating awareness, supporting ovarian cancer survivors and caregivers, and funding ovarian cancer research to celebrate, remember and honor women affected by ovarian cancer.
Event festivities include entertainment, guest speakers, a TEAL Market, a special Survivors Tent, educational booths and more! The event always takes place on the last Saturday of each September to wrap up Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
Register online until noon on Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 or in person on the day of the event starting at 7:00 AM.

Event Website: http://ovarcoming.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1113480

Kelly Reynen, 317-925-6643, kreynen@ovarian-cancer.org


Marine Mud Run/ Benefiting Toys for Tots

Marian High school, Logan street, Mishawaka IN
Fun Run through obstacles and mud, all tro raise awareness and donations for children in our community who go without gifts on Christmas.

1st Sgt Sam Alameda, USMC ret
www.mclstjoevalley.org



Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis, Michiana

Beutter Park, Mishawaka
Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis is a 2 mile walk and celebration for the steps taken to find cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Nationally, Take Steps is CCFA's largest fundraising event and the nation's only walk program dedicated to finding cures for digestive diseases. Participants raise funds throughout the year come together to celebrate the steps taken towards the time when no American has to suffer with digestive diseases and Crohn's or colitis. A cure is within our reach yet we still need you.
Registration for the walk is open at www.cctakesteps.org/michiana or by contacting the CCFA office at 317-259-8071. There is no minimum or registration fee to participate but we ask everyone fundraise to the best of their ability. All walkers that raise $100 will receive an event t-shirt.


Amy Przybylinski, 317-259-8071


Nelson's Port A Pit Chicken

3811 Grape Rd, Mishawaka, IN 46545
Fundraiser for Steve Meredith Sr. Proceeds will benefit the Steve Meredith Heart transplant fund to cover uninsured medical bills.

Candy Meredith.


Nelson's Port A Pit

Martin's Shopping Center on Western Ave. South Bend
Event to support the new Keith Giden Community Outreach Center (not for profit) - Church 4 All People - United Methodist Church.

Gennie 574 210-8310


Plymouth Fire Dept "Riley Gear Run"

Marshall County Blueberry Festival Parade
All proceeds going to Riley's Children's Hospital.
This run is 9.3 miles and participants will be running in full fire gear in support of the children at Riley's Children's Hospital. This will be the 3rd year for the event and in the past 2 years, we have raised more than $11,000.

John Pasley
Plymouth Fire Dept
574-936-2156



Music at the Oaks

16323 Roosevelt Rd Mishawaka, IN 46544
Tickets include music and refreshments. Music provided by Marty Miles and refreshments by American Espresso Catering. Tickets on line are $10 per person, $12.50 at the door. Doors open at 6:15 pm. Come and enjoy a relaxing evening and tour the Oaks, a 75 acre country resort right here in the Michiana area. Fundraiser for our Spring Hill Day Camp.


LINK www.oaksatsouthpaw.com
Robert Beck 574-229-2256



Quarter Paddle Auction fundraiser/PROJECT LINUS

VFW 1201 W.Pike St Goshen, IN
Please support this new organization Divas Dreams events, have recently partnered with called "PROJECT LINUS"
Project Linus is a national not for profit organization that makes new handmade blankets and gives them to children that are affected by illness, injury or tragedy. This is a brand new chapter in the organization with Elkhart County Indiana being added. These blankets and funds will stay in the communty for those children. We have Blanketeers that make blankets and other volunteers that deliver blankets.
We will be having over 20 Vendors for this auction..
There will be Open shopping for 1 hour before the auction begins.
We will be having a silent auction with alot of great items to purchase with proceeds going to the org..
Food and beverage will be served for minimal price!
Come and enjoy the day with some Awesome Vendors and great products for mere quarters!

Divas Dreams Events..574-534-6113


Walk and Run for Riley Children's Hospital

West Side Middle School 101 S. Nappanee Street Elkhart, IN 46514
5K run and walk for adults.
Children's walk or run with fun activities along the way.
Also featuring a car show with cars, trucks, and motorcycles.

Heather Kidder
574-295-4815



Domer Doggy Walk

Irish Green at the University of Notre Dame, on the corner of Edison and Eddy Streets, Notre Dame IN
The 8th annual Domer Doggy Walk raises money for the Saint Joseph County Spay/Neuter Assistance Program. The event includes a walk on the campus lead by students, pet contests for best trick, friendliest dog, and dog-owner look a like.Also other games like a duck pond game and agility course set up to try with your dog.

Kay Stewart, 574-631-6086, kstewart@nd,.edu


Fit 4 Fall 5K Run/Walk

Riverview Park, St. Joseph, MI
The Fit 4 Fall 5K Run/Walk raises funds to support Hospice at Home, the Wounded Warrior Project, and the Sonya Ansari Center for Autism in Southwest Michigan. The race takes runners and walkers through Riverview Park’s scenic trails and wooded terrain. Chip timing will be used to determine winners for age divisions, and medals will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in each age group.

Pre-registration is encouraged at www.fit4fall5k.com, as the first 500 registrants will receive Fit 4 Fall 5K shirts and goody bags.

info@fit4fall5k.com; www.fit4fall5k.com


Olde Farmers Fest 5K Run/Walk

Rolling Prairie, Indiana Elementary School
All proceeds from this 5k run and walk support the Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church Food Pantry, which serves Kankakee, Wills, Galena and Hudson Townships. The course, which begins and ends at Rolling Prairie Elementary School, will meander throughout Rolling Prairie giving participants a flavor of our community.

Pam Pask


Chiara Home Trivia Night

Knights of Columbus Hall 114 W 1st St Mishawaka, IN
Teams of 8 (or less) will compete for top honors in a 10-round trivia night full of fun, frivolity and fine points. Hosted by Rob Sparks of U93, the event will raise money for the mission of Chiara Home.

Chiara Home 574-287-5435


Ride For A Cure Trail Ride

20379 Marcellus Hwy, Decatur, MI 49045
Ride For A Cure Trail Ride:
Cost will be $10 for a horse/rider team
Cost per person without horse to walk trails $5
Following the ride will be a lunch for the cost of $5 a person. Must purchase raffle ticket prior to ride date to be able to enjoy the lunch. Also will have event apparel available for purchase.
Please join our group of Facebook: Ride For A Cure.

Taylor Meiser or Jessica Harkey at 269-462-0385


Truck Pull for South Bend Schools

South Bend Four Winds Field, South Bend, IN
Have fun raising funds for South Bend Schools. Free family entertainment at Four Winds Field. Watch the teams compete to pull the semi truck 20 feet!

Susan Warner(547) 283-8039



Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk

Howard Park, E Jefferson Blvd, South Bend
WALK TOWARD A CURE FOR BREAST CANCERJoin the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
Take us one step closer to finding a cure for breast cancer. Join the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer community walk on Saturday, October 25, at Howard Park, E Jefferson Blvd, South Bend. Registration begins at 8 a.m.; the 5K walk starts at 9:30 a.m. Proceeds from the non-competitive, family-friendly event benefit breast cancer research and local breast cancer education and free patient/caregivers support programs. Call 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.makingstrideswalk.org/michianain to learn how you can help finish the fight.



Hanah Tepe: 574.257.9789 opt. 3



Walk to End Alzheimer's

Potowatomi Park, 500 S Greenlawn Ave, South Bend, IN 46615
The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.
Registration begins at 1 p.m. Ceremony starts at 2 p.m. and Walk starts at 2:30 p.m.

800.272.3900indianawalk@alz.org



Valparaiso Half Marathon

United Way of Porter County 951 Eastport Centre Drive, Valparaiso, Indiana
Features
-Post-race festival with music and food. Water stations on course.
-Long sleeve technical race shirts for runners pre-registered before October 27.
-Computerized chip timing by T&H Timing. Split times at every mile.
-Flat and fast course with very few turns and intersections.
Proceeds
-All race proceeds go to the United Way of Porter County's high school council, the Power of Youth. Recognizing the teen self-esteem epidemic, the council funds community youth self-esteem programs.
Cost and Registration
-$40 before Monday, September 1st
-$45 Monday, September 1st through Wednesday, October 1st
-$50 Thursday, October 2nd through Saturday, November 8th
-$55 Race Day Registration: Sunday, November 9th
-Online registration ( THTiming.com) expires at 4:00pm November 8th
-Event registration is 7:00-8:15am at United Way of Porter County
-Race shirts cannot be guaranteed for runners registered after Wednesday, October 27th.


Mackenna Dickt, 219-464-3585


Barron Lake Triathlon presented by: Gurley Leep Hyundai Subaru

Howard Township Fire Department 2681 Detroit Rd. Niles, MI 49120
1st Annual Barron Lake Triathlon benefiting "Racing For Steve-O" foundation which raises funds to help support kids with special needs so they may participate in recreational activities.

Sarah Cira, (574) 807-1400


United For Fashion

Elcona Country Club Elkhart, Indiana
A gala of lunch, fashion, live auction of handmade quilts, and pop-up store with items from Stephenson's
The fundraiser luncheon is to honor all cancer survivors and friends and family.

Jean Barfell
United Cancer
574-875-5158
gimab123@aol.com
jbarfell@elkhartcancer.org