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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

www.huntington.edu/Graduate/Graduate-School-Visit-Day  

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.

FORT WAYNE PEDIATRICS - COMMUNITY FALL FESTIVAL

Come join Fort Wayne Pediatrics this Saturday, October 1st from 1p-3pm for our Community Fall Festival! They will have games, face painting, balloon making and community resources (such as lactation, car seat checks, office tours, etc.)! The Lutheran Air Helicopter, the Fort Wayne Fire Department Fire Engine and more will also be there! The event will be held in the Parking Lot at the Dupont Campus (2514 E Dupont Road in the parking lot). 

LET MY LIGHT SHINE TO PLACE LIGHTS ON THE VETERAN MEMORIALS AT MARION NATIONAL CEMETERY

Let My Light Shine was founded in 2009 with one simple goal; honor those who have given their lives to defend the freedoms of US citizens. Let My Light Shine honors veterans by placing a light next to the grave markers of soldiers at the Marion National Cemetery in Marion, Indiana during the weeks surrounding Veterans Day. Let My Light Shine is the only organization in the nation to receive approval from the National Cemetery Administration in Indianapolis, Indiana to place solar lights at the graves.

Let My Light Shine began placing lights in 2011, placing over 500 lights in a section near the entrance.  In 2012, the lighting display grew to over two sections and added additional solar lights. In 2015 we were able to fully illuminate eight sections with over 3,600 lights placed. The goal of Let My Light Shine is to have a solar light on every grave marker in the cemetery; over 11,000 and growing.

If you are interested in donating a light in memory of a loved one or donating to our mission, go to www.let-my-light-shine.org or send your donation to: LMLS, PO Box 1413, Marion, IN  46952.

SUPER STARZ PTA FALL CARNIVAL  

The Super Starz PTA Fall Carnival will be held on October 22, 1p-4p at Parkwood Church of God, 3320 Trier Rd. Fort Wayne IN.  Enjoy a craft, cake walk, face painting, games and dancing. Presale tickets $8, at the door 10 and can be purchased at Starz Dance Academy, 5738 Maplecrest Rd. Fort Wayne.  

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. 

  
 
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