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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
The journey to end cancer starts with a single step. The American Cancer Society invites you to take that step with us by joining the global Relay For Life movement.
When you walk to end cancer at a Relay event, it's your opportunity to not only honor cancer survivors and remember loved ones lost, but also to raise awareness about what we can do to stay well from cancer and raise money to help fuel the world's largest walk to end cancer.
For more information regarding relay for life visit www.relayforlife.org.
PURPLE IRIS FOUNDATION
Plant Hope for Pancreatic Cancer. Follow Purple Iris Foundation on facebook and twitter. For more information on how to get involved in the community and beyond call 1 855-259-4747 (IRIS). Or visit their website at purpleirisfoundation.com.
YWCA NORTHEAST INDIANA
Join the YWCA as they take a Stand Against Racism! Learn how to become a participating site or sponsor by visiting the website www.standagainstracism.org/become_participating_site.
FORT WAYNE PET FOOD PANTRY
The Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry is at a critical level of dry dog and cat food. For donating to the pantry call 260-478-4851. Check them out on Facebook or online at fwpetfoodpantry.com.
ADULT LIFE TRAINING, INC.
FREE recycling for businesses and individuals who bring their unwanted electronics to the ALC Campus at 3301 E Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805 for secure recycling. Advance pickup at your business is available: Call John Nash at 260.432.0014 x128 for details.
HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL
Experience a day in the life of a graduate counseling student, take advantage of the QA opportunities with current students and faculty, tour the Lifespring Counseling Center, and enjoy dinner on us. Come when you can or stay all day! Find all the details at
FREE HOME HEALTH SAFETY CHECK- ALLEN COUNTY
Home Instead Senior Care of Allen County and the surrounding areas of northeastern Indiana Offers Free Home Safety Checks and Easy Fixes to Reduce Accidents; Ensure Safety of Seniors Get a free safety checks and support resources are part of Home Instead Inc.’s broader Making Home Safer for Seniors program. To request a free home safety check or the home safety checklist, please call the local Home Instead Senior Care office at 260-485-2424.
MATCHINGDONORS.COM- DONATE ITEMS TODAY!!!
Matching donors.com helps people register to be a donor for someone in need of an organ. They also provide the oppportunity to donate your vehicles, boats and more to those in need. Just in the US alone 19 people die each day waiting for an organ donor transplant. Sign up today to be apart of the donor list for the possibility of receiving a new organ. Become a donor today to help save the lives of people all around the United States. Be apart of a better future for those in need. Go to matchingdonors.com to become a donor today.
HARRISON COLLEGE - HEALTH AND NUTRITION WORKSHOP
Harrison College is hosting a free community health fair on
Tuesday, August 30th from 9am-2pm. Free cholesterol and glucose
checks for the first 30 participants, free blood pressure, weight and BMI
checks. Local healthcare agencies including Parkview Physicians Group, Lutheran
Medical Group and the American Cancer Society will be on site with information,
and educational workshops will begin at 11 with topics including Nutrition and
Wellness, the Insurance Marketplace and Heart Disease.
FIFTH THIRD BANK TO OFFER FREE FINANCIAL EDUCATION COURSES
Empower U is an event where individuals in the financial industry offer FREE financial education courses to the community. The event will be Every Tuesday (9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th) in August. The event is from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The event will be located at the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne at 2609 Fairfield Ave, Fort Wayne IN 46807. Topics include: Financial Checkup 101, Budgeting and Saving, Protecting Your Identity and Preparing for Home Ownership. Participants will leave with a personal Empowerment Plan and the opportunity to schedule a 30-minute financial wellness session with a professional banker.To register for the classes please call Debbie Stellwagen or Diana Swayze at 260-744-0998 ext. 110.
PITS IN THE PARK 2016
On Saturday September 17th from 11am to 3pm the annual Pits In The Park will take place at Freimann Square in Fort Wayne. There will be Live Music performed by Basket Case and Ramon Volz. There will also be a Pit Bull Parade @ 2pm. This event is sponsored by Aboite Animal Clinic. For more information please go to www.fwpbc.com.
HIP TO SNIP FUR-BALL BASH
on Friday September 23rd starting at 6pm the Hip To Snip Fur Ball Bash will take place. The event is located at the H.O.P.E. For Animals location and attendees will enjoy: A full course dinner, music by the Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra, Comedy, Magic, Casino Gaming (Entertainment Only), 50/50, silent auction and much more! The proceeds will benefit the H.O.P.E. For Animals Spay/Neuter Clinic in Fort Wayne. The tickets are $75.00 and are available for purchase on ticketriver.com/event/19138.
FIT & FUN FEST - SOUTHWEST LUTHERAN CHURCH
On Sunday, September
25, 2016 from 12-4PM at Southwest Lutheran
Church and SonShine Christian Academy, 5120 Homestead
Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46814, the annual Fit & Fun Fest will take place. Enjoy a bounce
house, games,and horseback riding for the kids! Savor food from Blue Stack Smokehouse, Big Eyed Fish, and
Mocha Lounge. Stop by the Walgreens No Cost Flu Shot Clinic, and talk with
representative from local health and wellness programs. Wander a classic car
show. It's an afternoon of fun and fitness for the entire family! Visit www.southwestlutheran.org for more
SAVING A LIFE ONE KIDNEY AT A TIME
Did you know that 10% of Americans have some type of Chronic Kidney Disease? Michelle from Marry Me In Fort Wayne is in the 10% that is affected by end stage renal failure, a form of Chronic Kidney Disease. Have you ever thought about donating to save the life of someone you know or even someone you don't know?
This could be your time because Michelle and her family are asking the local community to consider donating a kidney to have her life. The donor must be blood type B or type O and within the ages of 18 to 765. As a donor you will not have to pay for anything. Michelle is a loving wife and a mother to three courageous daughters.
To see if you are a donor match please call 260-435-6211 or go to marrymeinfortwayne.com. One phone call and test could change Michelle's life forever.
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Imagine a world in which every child stayed in school; graduated from college; got a job; reached his or her potential. Think of how amazing that would be! Right now, there are over 500 kids waiting to be matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister. Of those 500 kids waiting, 70% are boys. You have the opportunity to change a child's life for the better, forever. Donate. Volunteer. Start something BIG today with Big Brothers Big Sisters! Take the first step with Bowl for Kids' Sake! IT's a fun and easy way for you and your company, friends, or family to support the life-changing work of Big Brothers Big Sisters. If you care about kids and can spare a few hours to have fun with your friends, then Bowl for Kids' Sake is for you!
COMMUNITY TO COME TOGETHER TO ASSIST LAURA SIEBOLD
Individuals in the community of Fort Wayne and the surrounding areas are coming together to assist Laura Siebold with her living and medical expenses. Back in October Laura and her husband were on a motorcycle ride in sunny Florida when suddenly they were hit by a vehicle traveling well above the speed limit. Sadly Laura's husband did not make it but Laura did. There are still multiple procedures and physical therapy that Laura must go through to be able to start doing the day to day tasks again. Currently there is a gofundme in place to help raise money for Laura's medical and living expenses. Please go to https://www.gofundme.com/436a54hh to donate today. Help make a difference during this time of need for Laura and show that she has community support.
RESPECT360 TAKING NOMINATIONS - POSITIVE DIFFERENCE APPLICIANTS
RESPECT360 is currently taking nominations of middle
school and high school students for the 360Awards. The 360Awards is a special
event that will be held on October 18 at Sweetwater Sound that will honor
middle school and high school students who have made a positive difference in
their home, school, and/or community.
All winning nominees will receive an award and one special nominee will
win a scholarship! Nominations will be
accepted until August 1st at www.respect360team.com/360awards/.
THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY MAN OF THE YEAR 2016
The local LLS is creating events to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and to bring awareness of the two cancers that take the lives of loved ones everyday. The events will be taken place all around the local area. They include: Movies, Craft Beer Tasting, Open Mic Night, Bourbon Tasting, Ladies Night Out (Cinco De Mayo), LLS Ride and FW FD Motorcycle Ride, LLS Tennis Tournament. The opportunity awaits those that are interested in helping out those in need. For more information on these events and to learn more about The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society go to: http://www.DougSchenkel.com. To like or to follow the local Leukemia and Lymphoma Society go to Doug Schenkel LLS Man Of Year 2016 Campaign.
WHO'S A HOOSIER — WHO AND WHAT MAKES INDIANA GREAT!
Do you live in Indiana? Have you ever resided in Indiana? Do you have family
who once made Indiana their home? If you answered "yes" to any of
these questions, then you know someone who is a Hoosier.
In celebration of the state’s bicentennial, The Genealogy Center invites
Hoosiers to contribute images of “life lived in the small places” as that is
what makes, and has made, Indiana great. We are interested in old and new
images of daily life and the people of Indiana that showcase Hoosier life.
These can include children at play, people at work, people hanging out,
sporting events, homes and buildings, and so much more. The Genealogy Center will collect Who’s a Hoosier images from
December 11, 2015 through December 11, 2016 in honor of Indiana’s 200 years of
statehood. To show your Hoosier pride, please contribute a picture along with a
description of the image, detailing Who and What Makes Indiana Great!
These photos will be shared in a collection in the Allen County Public
Library's Community Album. NOTE: Put an asterisk [*] after your name if you do not want it to appear on
the library's Community Album website. Submitting your photograph(s) gives the library permission to use the item(s)
in any manner it deems appropriate. Questions? Please feel free to contact us at 260-421-1225 or Genealogy@ACPL.Info.
LOCAL MUSICIAN TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT CANCER TREATMENT
Will Certain is raising awareness in the community about Cancer, how it affects loved ones, the individuals with cancer and how to help in the time of need. Will's mom is currently battling with a type of cancer that could be cured through treatment. He is asking the community to come together to raise awareness, to fight for her ability to get treatment and overall save her life. He has a gofundme page set up in honor of raising money for her treatment. He has created a song solely about his mom's fight to stay alive and how much cancer can impact ones life. The link to see his video is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0xQP0uPWRg&feature=youtu.be . The GoFundMe page is: https://www.gofundme.com/ybk9r6dw.