Wednesday, July 18, 2018

2018 Community Events Calendar

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.

FORT WAYNE PET FOOD PANTRY

The Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry is at a critical low level of dry dog and cat food. To donate to the pantry call 260-478-4851. Check them out on Facebook or online at fwpetfoodpantry.com

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.

AMERICAN RED CROSS – VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The American Red Cross, Blood Services has Volunteer opportunities for Blood Donor Receptionists at the 1212 E. California Rd. site and at the Lutheran Hospital Fixed Site.

The 1212 E. California Rd. location has Saturday and Sunday opportunities for two shifts, 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. to  1:30 p.m. The Lutheran Hospital Fixed site has opportunities on Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Please contact Pam Schroeder at 260-480-8218 for more information. 

2018 RAILROAD HERITAGE WEEKEND

The annual Model Railroad Show and Swap will be on Saturday July 28th and Sunday July 29th at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds in Van Wert, Ohio. For more information please contact Jan at 1-419-238-4207.

KICKING OUT CANCER

The 9th Annual Kicking Out Cancer Co-Ed Kickball Tournament will take place at Hanna Nuttman Park on Saturday August, 18th. The Team cost for entry is $150 for 12 players. The event goes to support Adams County Cancer Coalition. For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/adamscountycancercoalition/ .

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 .

MATTHEW 25 TO HOST A SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT

Matthew 25 is hosting on a softball tournament as a fundraiser. The tournament will start September 8th at 8AM, and last until 5PM. It is $150 per team to be entered to play, and is open to the public to watch for free. There will be concessions and food trucks as well. For more information visit http://matthew25online.org/communitysupport/events/home-runs-for-health/

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

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