REACHING OUT TO THE COMMUNITY WITH WMEE
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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 http://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).
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.
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 opportunity 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.
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!
FORT WAYNE SUBARU TO HOST A5K/WALK or UNTIMED 1 MILE WALK TO BENEFIT THE SPCA AND H.O.P.E. FOR ANIMALS
Join Fort Wayne Subaru as they present a fun, family-friendly 5k Run/Walk at Franke Park supporting your local SPCA and H.O.P.E. for Animals! Bring just you or your furry friend to Franke Park pavilion 1 for a 5k Run/Walk or Untimed 1 Mile walk! Proceeds from this event support the Allen County SPCA and H.O.P.E. for Animals! We will have food, live music and a few area pet vendors that can showcase some of their great products!
This year’s event will feature prize money for the overall male and female in both open and master’s categories. Additional prizes will be available for the top 3 spots in all of the age categories! Consider sticking around after the event for post-race food and a band!
Packet Pickup at Fleet Feet Sports from 12-7pm on Saturday, September 1st. Participants can also pick up their packets race day 12:30-1:30pm at Franke Park Pavilion 1.
$500 Overall Male & Female,
$500 Overall Master’s Male & Female
Age Group Categories: 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
1st Place Age Group Winners – $50 Prize Money
2nd Place Age Group Winners – $20 Fleet Feet Gift Card
3rd Place Age Group Winners – Free Entry for 2019
*Current students may be subject to prize eligibility restrictions
*Runners participating with pets are not eligible for prizes
*Prizes available to 5k participants only
CROSBIE MEMORIAL WIFFLE BALL TOURNAMENT
On Saturday September 8th at the Markle Park in Markle, Indiana the annual Crosbie Memorial Wiffle Ball Tournament will take place. The tournament is a Double Elimination Wiffle Ball Tournament and the entry fee will be a good will donation. There will be six players per team and each team will get to play at least two games. There will also be a bake sale and silent auction which includes vacation getaways, tickets to see the Indianapolis Colts, Indianapolis Pacers and much more. For Entry Forms, questions or to inquire about volunteering please call Tony at 260-273-1036. For additional information check out their Facebook page Click HERE!!
DIAPER DASH – 5K WALK/RUN
On Saturday, September 8th starting at 8:30am the Annual Diaper Dash will take place. The location is that the Parkview Family YMCA Pavilion at 10001 Dawnson’s Creek Blvd in Fort Wayne. The proceeds support Healthier Moms and Babies’ mission of preventing pre-maturity and improving birth outcomes in Allen County. To register go to: https://runsignup.com/Race/IN/FortWayne/DiaperDash5KFamilyRunWalk .
AUTISM ACCEPTANCE AROUND THE FORT
On Sunday September 9th at the Allen County Fairgrounds the Autism Society of Indiana is asking the Allen County Community to come together and support Autism Awareness/Acceptance. Join them for the 5th annual Autism Acceptance Around the Fort to promote awareness, community, and support for families living with autism in Indiana. The cost is $12 per person, which includes a T-shirt while supplies last. To register go to www.inautism.org or call 1-800-609-8449 EXT 44.
360AWARDS HOSTED BY RESPECTTEAM
The event is on Sunday, September 16th, 2018 from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT. The location of the event is Parkview Mirro Center. For more information and to register go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/360awards-tickets-45684351124
FORGOTTEN CHILDREN WORLDWIDE 6K COMPETITIVE RUN, 3K FAMILY WALK
On Sunday, September 23rd starting at 1pm at Pine Hills Church in Fort Wayne the first annual FCW 6K Run and 3K Family Walk will take place. The registration is at 1:30 pm and the race starts at 2:30 pm. The cost is $20 per person, $15 per person (group 4 or more), or fund-raise $100. To purchase tickets or fundraise for this event, please visit https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/go4h2o
5TH ANNUAL PINK OUT
On October 21st starting at NOON Cancer Service of Huntington County will have their Annual Pink Out Event. For more information please go to https://www.facebook.com/The-Annual-PINK-OUT-Day-in-Huntington-IN-519722784881217/
COMMUNITY FOOD TRUCK RALLY FUNDRAISER FOR SNIDER PERFORMING ARTS BOOSTERS
Every Wednesday from August 29th – October 31st there will be a food truck rally fundraiser for the Snider Performing Arts Boosters Committee. The Food Truck Rally is from 6pm to 8pm at Snider High School in Fort Wayne.