Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


Charity Events This Month

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We all love going out to fun events, but why not head to something where you can have fun and give back to the community?  There are tons of fun charity events going on this September where you can have some laughs, meet new people, and help those that are less fortunate than you.  What’s not to like?

25th Annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk –  Presented by Hyundai, this annual walk allows participants to follow the 26.2 mile Boston Marathon route, and you can either walk the full route or there are three shorter options to choose from.  There is a $300 fundraising minimum and the money raised benefits the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and makes a major difference in their mission to cure all types of cancer.  The walk is set to take place on Sunday, September 8th and is the Jimmy Fund’s largest one-day fundraising event.  Can’t walk on the day of the event?  Sign up to volunteer, donate, or even become a virtual walker!  Whatever way you can help out on walk day is sure to make a major difference in the fight to find a cure, which is something we all want!

Play Fore Paws – Love to golf?  Sign up for the Play Fore Paws event taking place on September 8th at the Merrimack Valley Golf Club in Methuen!  The event benefits Survivor Tails Animal Rescue, an organization that rescues, rehomes, rehabilitates homeless, unwanted, abused, and neglected dogs and cats and places them in loving, responsible forever homes. Head to Methuen for a fun day of golf as well as a 4-person best ball, gift bag, and banquet award dinner.  There will be prizes for first, second, and last place as well as hole in one, longest drive, and closest to the pin prizes.  In addition to all of those awesome awards, there will also be a silent auction, raffle, and special appearance from some of the Patriots Cheerleaders!  The event begins at 12 noon and costs $150 per person, or $600 per foursome.  Not only will this be a day full of fun in the sun, but you’ll be helping out a wonderful cause and a lot of deserving animals!

Project Smile Charity Date Auction – Created by Project Smile to raise funds for traumatized children, this event is the perfect girls or guys night out and draws over 500 young professionals to Gypsy bar in Boston!  Project Smile will be auctioning off dates with 40 single police officers, fire fighters, and some of Boston’s most eligible men and women ages 21-45.  This event is Friday, September 14th from 6:30 – 9:00 PM and tickets are $17 and can either be purchased in advance or at the door.  There will be music, appetizers, a cash bar inside the event, and of course fun for all!

Life Is Good Festival – Taking place at Prowse Farm in Canton, this two day festival benefits the Life is Good Kids Foundation and will be from September 21st-22nd.  This event is a celebration of optimism and music, and there will be three stages of performances throughout the weekend along with plenty of activities, games, arts & crafts, and a “Good Kids Zone” for the little ones.  One day tickets cost $65 for adults, $20 for kids or you can purchase a two day ticket which costs $120 for adults and $35 for kids.   This year’s performers include Jack Johnson, The Roots, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Yo Gabba Gabba! for the kids, and many more.  This event is perfect for all members of the family, and supports a wonderful local cause so be sure to get your tickets before they sell out!

Which one of these events do you plan on attending?  They are all fun days or nights out and a great opportunity to meet new people, have a few laughs, and do a lot of good so don’t miss out!

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Give A Little, Get A Lot!

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Ever feel like you want to volunteer or give back to your community but just don’t have time?  We all have busy schedules, managing friends, family, work, and finances; as busy as we get it’s still so important to remember those in need.  This month it’s easier than ever to help those that are less fortunate, and as always you will have a great time doing it!

Mustachio Bashio – Yes you read that right, head over to City Table in the Lenox Hotel on Wednesday, March 6th, for an event you won’t forget anytime soon!  For the past month, dedicated ‘stache growers have been growing out their beards/mustaches tirelessly, all in the name of charity.  Now’s your chance to join them for a night of drinks, food, and good times!  Tickets for the event itself are $50.00 and include live entertainment, complimentary drinks, and lite bites, however, if you want to do more than purchase a ticket to this event, you can sponsor one of the growers and whatever amount you donate will bring them that much closer to reaching their fundraising goal.  This event is hosted by Community Servings, and every $25 donated will feed a critically ill neighbor who is too sick to shop or cook for themselves or their families.  Not only are you giving back to those in need, you can enjoy a great event with food and friends!

Charity Date Auction – This event was originally scheduled for February 9th, but was later rescheduled to March 9th so the excitement  has been building for months!  Are you ready to meet your match?  Taking place at the Estate, one of Boston’s most happening party spots, this charity auction features Boston’s most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes!  Project Cupid is hosting this fourth annual auction, and proceeds benefit pediatric leukemia research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  Dates aren’t the only thing that will be up for auction, sporting event tickets, signed memorabilia, hotel stays, and salon gift packages will also be offered for bids as well.  Whether you’re single or happily taken, stop by the Estate from 6PM – 9PM to support a good cause and have a great time!  Tickets are $20 and will be sold at the door.

Fashion Show To Benefit Big Sister Association – Alright ladies, grab your girlfriends and get your tickets to this fashion forward event benefitting a great cause!  Taking place at the Fairmont Copley Plaza on Tuesday, March 19th, this fashion show will feature Boston’s leading men walking the runway dressed by Classic Tuxedo, accompanied by models in Denise Hajjar’s Spring 2013 Collection.  There will be a cocktail reception from 6-7PM and the show itself will be from 7-9PM.  In addition to cocktails, there will also be hors d’oeuvres and auction prizes!  Tickets for this event are $250 each and although they are a bit pricey, it goes towards a wonderful cause, and you definitely don’t want to miss seeing Jason Varitek walk the runway!

Cookies For Kids – Stop by participating Panera Bread locations from March 18-31st and get one of their delicious Easter Egg Cookies!  10 cents for every Easter Egg cookie sold will be donated to Boston Children’s Hospital, so now you can get your sugar fix without feeling guilty!  This makes it easier than ever to do a little something special for others.  Maybe even pick up a dozen for your office, friends, and family.  Participating locations include Boston, Everett, Watertown, Saugus, Waltham, Dedham, Burlington, Hingham, Stoughton, Danvers, Hanover, and Plymouth.

These charities rely on donations from generous community members like yourselves to help others and you can be sure that your donation is going towards a worthy cause.  Grab your family, friends, co-workers and spread the word!

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