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Give Back To Your Community At These Charity Events This Month!

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Spring is in the air, the sun is shining, flowers are blooming, and it’s the perfect time to take part in one of these worthy charity events!  If the warm weather we’ve been having isn’t enough to get you feeling warm and cozy on the inside, these events will do the trick.  Get your hands dirty this month and help clean up the Muddy River near Fenway, donate some old goods, enjoy a fine meal, or get out for a jog!  All of these events give you the opportunity to help others while enjoying yourself!  What could make you feel better than that?

5th Annual Susan G Komen Chefs for the Cure – Want to help fight breast cancer while enjoying a delicious meal?  Chefs from some of Boston’s best restaurants are coming together to whip up their most unique and delicious gourmet dishes for this tasting-style event!  Head over to the Residences at W Boston on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 6:30 PM for this worthy event that will leave you feeling full, having fun, and helping a worthy cause that aims at wiping out a disease that effects millions of families every day.   Participating restaurants include Gaslight, Taranta, Myers + Chang, Citizens Public House, Tastings, and the Granary Tavern. Tickets are $125.00 each and there will also be a raffle and silent auction during the event. Each general admission ticket purchase comes with one complimentary raffle ticket as well!  Proceeds from this event benefit the Susan G. Komen For The Cure foundation which is dedicated to education and research about causes, treatment, and the search for a cure.

iChase The Cure 5K for Kids’ Brain Tumors – Cancer is tragic disease for anyone to face, but when children are diagnosed with it, it’s heartbreaking.   Founded by Boston University student Danielle Volman, the iChase the Cure 5k raises money to support various charities that research this disease and create awareness.  The race has been held across the United States and has raised over $55,000 dollars which has been donated to various foundations across the nation.  Make a difference in the lives of children with brain tumors by participating in the 4th annual iChase the Cure 5k race on Saturday, April 13th on the DCR Charles River Esplanade.  The race begins at noon and there will be T-shirts (sizes are only guaranteed if you pre-registered), games, prizes, and much more for the entire family!  Registration is $25.00 per individual ($20.00 for BU students), and on race day is + $5.00 and cash/check only!  Grab your friends, family, and create a team for this deserving cause and enjoy a day of fun in the sun!

15th Annual Muddy River Cleanup – Love that dirty water?  Prove it!  Show your love for Boston by participating in the 15th Annual Muddy River Cleanup Saturday, April 20th from 9 AM – 12 noon.  This is a great way to celebrate Earth Day and make an immediate difference in the Boston community.  Volunteers will be helping the Emerald Necklace Association clean the area of the Muddy River by the Fenway.  Participants will be picking up trash, down tree limbs, and performing general cleanup along the river.  All volunteers will even recieve a T shirt at the event, although sizes are first come first serve.  After the event, volunteers can celebrate their success at a local park from 12 noon – 1 PM with food and music, details will be announced at the event.  Make sure you wear clothes and sneakers that you don’t mind getting dirty and bring a pair of work gloves and some water!

South Shore Humane Society Yard Sale – Who doesn’t love adorable rescue animals?  Now’s your chance to lend them a helping hand!  Stop by Braintree Town Hall on Washington St. in Braintree on Saturday, April 27th for a yard sale that benefits the South Shore Humane Society!  You never know what treasures you might uncover at a yard sale, and now you don’t have to feel guilty about going because it benefits a great cause!  If you can’t make it to the actual yard sale but would be willing to donate an item or two to be sold, contact 781-843-8824.

Which one of these events is right up your alley?  Lend a helping hand this month and you’ll feel the rewards instantly.  There’s no better feeling than knowing that you made a big difference in someone’s life by only taking a moment out of yours.  Whether you want to enjoy a gourmet meal, go for a run, help the environment, or go shopping, you can do it all, all while supporting worthy causes!

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

As many of you already know, October is breast cancer awareness month.  What better excuse to get out and do something fun than to spread awareness for a good cause?  There are many different ways to get involved and help spread the word this month, whether you want to eat, work out, or be entertained there is an event for you!

Fondue For A Cure – Dip In To Fight Breast Cancer – Who doesn’t love fondue?  The Melting Pot and Estee Lauder are teaming up to to present this event aimed at fighting Breast Cancer, with proceeds benefitting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  Stop by the Melting Pot (Burlington/Bedford location) tonight, October 4th to support this cause.  Reservations are required and guests can enjoy a 3 course menu consisting of your choice of cheese fondue, followed by an entree cooked and served fondue style, and closing out with your choice of chocolate fondue.  The event is $40 per person and $10 will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  There will also be raffles for Estee Lauder and Melting Pot gift baskets and each attendee will receive a gift bag full of Estee Lauder products and Melting Pot coupons.

Goddesses Of Laughter – This comedy show is perfect for you’re next girls night out!  Join in on the fun Friday, October 12th at the Renaissance Boston Patriot Place hotel and spa in Foxboro.  This new all female comedy tour is performing for one night only to benefit the Susan G. Komen Passionately Pink For The Cure foundation, they will donate 10% of ticket sales to this worthy cause.  Tickets are available for either dinner and the show or for the show only.  Tickets are general admission and for the dinner show cost $49 (reservations required), which includes a 3 course prix menu, and are $25 for the show only.  Dinner begins at 5:30 PM and the show starts at 8:30 PM, the Renaissance Hotel is also offering a special rate(for those with tickets) on an overnight stay for $159 per room.  The tour consists of 5 women who have very unique and diverse comedic styles and have been described as “refined yet quirky”.  Come out to support the cause and have some laughs with friends, it’s for a good cause after all!

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk – This walk is organized in cities throughout the country and the American Cancer Society is celebrating the walk’s 20th year in Boston, Sunday October 14th at Boston’s Hatch Shell.  There is no registration fee but walkers are encouraged to fundraise for the cause!  There is a rolling start between 8-10 AM and walkers can choose either a 2 or 5 mile route.  If you know someone who has been affected by this horrible disease or have been affected yourself, this walk is a wonderful way to show your support for awareness and commitment to finding a cure!  Not only does the money that you fundraise go towards research, it also supports prevention, early detection, and patient services.  This walk is an inspiring event that goes a long way towards honoring survivors, raising awareness, and reducing the risk of getting breast cancer.  Want to find other ways to get involved?  The American Cancer Society is still looking for volunteers and sponsors for this event!  There are also walks taking place on the same day in Cape Cod, Nantucket, Lee/The Berkshires, and Worcester, for more information click here.

Join A Party In Pink Zumbathon – Zumba is sweeping the nation, this latin-inspired dance workout not only helps shed some excess weight, now you can zumba for the cure!  Stop by the Book Shack book store on Saturday October 27th for a three hour zumbathon!  Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door with all proceeds benefitting the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  The Book Shack has 2 locations hosting this event, Taunton at 12 PM and their Kingston book store at 3:30 PM.  Get up and get out there!  This event is a great deal and not only will you feel great about getting an intense workout in over the weekend, knowing you are supporting a cause that changes lives has to feel pretty good too!

Whatever way you want to give back, there is an event for you this month.   Breast cancer affects thousands of families across country, and whether you know someone personally or just want to support the cause and spread awareness, there’s no better time than the present.  Not only do your generous donations support research that brings us closer to a cure, they raise awareness, promote early detection which helps prevent the spread of this disease, and support patient services which make a major difference in the day to day lives of patients.  There are tons of other ways to get involved this month, look for events in your hometown or purchase products that donate a portion of their sales to charities, getting involved is easier than you think!

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