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October 2

CHARITY TRIVIA FOR JDRF

For: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Prizes for trivia winners and a raffle with gift certificates from local businesses.  Come to a fun and informative night while contributing to a cure for Juvenile Diabetes.  Trivia starts at 9am, donations accepted all day.  Free.  HighPark Bar & Grill, Raleigh.  For more information contact Annie Perry at 919.802.8446 or annie_perry@yahoo.com


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October 5

FORE! THE CHILDREN GOLF TOURNAMENT

For: Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina Tournament includes breakfast, golf, lunch, beverages, raffles and tournament prizes.  8am.  $500 team sponsorship.  The Preserve at Jordan Lake.  For more information contact Kim Lauer at 919.256.6602 or klauer@preventchildabusenc.org or visit www.preventchildabusenc.org/dn/golf


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October 6

15TH WOMEN’S ONLY 5K WALK & RUN

For: Mammography Scholarship Fund at The Breast Center of Greensboro at The Women’s Hospital Girls’ only mini race at 8:30am; main race at 9:30am, awards ceremony at 10:30am, women’s expo with exhibits from 7:30-11am, children’s and family expo with a poster-making area.  Registration for women’s only is $30; girl’s only is $10.  Register online at www.womensonlyrun.com or the morning of the race from 7:30-8:30am.


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October 6

WALK NOW FOR AUTISM

For: The Carolinas Autism Speaks Join thousands of people with autism, their family, friends and supporters.  8:30am registration, 10am walk kick-off.  Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Concord.  For more information contact Michelle Preslar at 704.561.0003 or carolinas@autismspeaks.org


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October 6

STRONG WOMEN AND HEROES BENEFIT

For: SWOOP (Strong Women Organizing Outrageous Projects) Sisters of Strength Award honoring women entrepreneurs.  Music, auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres and program.  6-9pm.  $50 per guest.  Durham Marriott at the Civic Center. For more information contact Mariliee Starr at 919.828.9803 or swoopcoordinator@swoop4u.org or visit www.Swoop4U.org


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October 11

WAKE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP’S 2007 ANNUAL MEETING

For: Wake Education Partnerships Come celebrate courageous leadership for the schools and communities.  7:30-9:30am.  McKimmon Conference Center.  Register at www.WakeEdPartnership.org


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October 12

3RD ANNUAL RECOGNITION BREAKFAST

For: With Friends, Inc. Youth Shelter Services 3rd annual recognition breakfast to “Celebrate Success” – breakfast, program, silent auction, Community Foundation of Gaston to receive Organization of the Year award.  7:45-9:15am.  Donations accepted.  St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Gastonia.  For more information contact Ramsey Penegar at 704.866.7774 or Ramsey@WithFriendsYouthShelter.org or visit www.WithFriendsYouthShelter.org


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October 12, 14, 16

LA TRAVIATA

For: Piedmont Opera La traviata was immortalized in the classic movies Camille, Pretty Woman, Moulin Rouge.  Audiences will immediately recognize many of the musical numbers.  October 12 – 8pm; October 14 – 2pm; October 16 – 7:30pm.  Tickets range from $15-59.  Stevens Center at the North Carolina School of the Arts.  For more information call 336.724.3202 or visit www.piedmontopera.org


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October 14

WALK FOR HOPE

For: The Foundation of Hope 19th annual Thad and Alice Eure Walk for Hope for Research and Treatment of Mental Illness.  10K walk begins/ends at Angus Barn in Raleigh.  For more information call 919.781.9255 or visit www.walkforhope.com


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October 19

THE REX GALA

For: The Rex Hospital Foundation An evening of entertainment and excellent cuisine as they celebrate 20 years of the Rex Gala.  Live music, silent auction, a comedian and more.  7:30-12midnight.  $500 per couple.  North Ridge Country Club, Raleigh.  For more information contact Amy Daniels at 919-784.4434 or amy.daniels@rexhealth.com or visit www.therexhospitalopen.com


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October 20

FALL STROLL FOR EPILEPSY

For: Epilepsy Foundation of North Carolina Short walk that helps so many.  Fundraising provides services such as Epilepsy Support Groups, Medication Fund, Epilepsy Helpline and In-school education.  9am. No admission.  UNCC Campus, Irwin Belk Track & Field.  For more information contact Sue Case at 1.800.642.0500 or Scase@WFUBMC.edu


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October 21

START! TRIANGLE HEART WALK

For: American Heart Association Fun, family walk/run to support heart disease, stroke research, and community education.  Activities begin at 2pm, walk begins at 3pm.  Donations welcome.  Sheraton Imperial Center, RTP.  For more information contact Hannah Jessee at 919.463.8376 or hannah.jessee@heart.org or visit www.starttriangle.org


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October 25

BRUCE CAVANAUGH CHARITY RAFFLE

For: Carolina Canines for Service Win a new Suzuki and help Carolina Canines for Service at the same time.  Carolina Canines is participating in the 2007 Bruce Cavanaugh Charity Raffle.  6:25pm.  $20 raffle tickets available August 9-October 7.  Wilmington, NC.  For more information contact Pat Nowak at 910.362.8181 or pnowak@carolinacanines.org or visit www.carolinacanines.org


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October 27

ART AFTER DARK

For: National Kidney Foundation of North Carolina Evening of fine food, open bar and live entertainment by the Beth Chorneau Quartet, silent auction with original artwork from local artists and dialysis patients, transplant recipients and organ donors.  7pm.  $100 per ticket.  CenterStage at NoDA.  For more information contact Rebecca Belk at 704.552.1351 or rbelk@nkfnc.org or visit www.kidneync.org


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October 27

JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION

For: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation JDRF Walks are fun and family-friendly iwht lots of entertainment, food, and kids activities.  Check-in at 9am, start at 10:30am.  Free.  Nortel Campus Research Triangle Park.  For more information contact Annie Perry at 919.802.8446 or annie_perry@yahoo.com


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