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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.

HICKSVILLE RESCUE SQUAD TO HOST A FREE WILL DONATION EVENT

The Hicksville Rescue Squad, which is located at 111 S Main St., Hicksville Ohio 43526, will be hosting a free will donation. There will be an all you can eat breakfast on Saturday January 21, 2017 from 8am – Noon. The menu consists of pancakes, sausage links, biscuits & gravy, coffee, milk, and juice.

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 2015 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.


VIETNAMESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION - YEAR OF THE ROOSTER

The Vietnamese Community of Fort Wayne and Vicinity  will be hosting the annual Vietnamese Lunar New Year celebration on January 28th from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. This New Year Celebration marks the 42nd year that the Vietnamese resettled in Fort Wayne after the fall of Saigon. The event will take place at the Allen County Fairgrounds in Fort Wayne, Indiana. For additional information please contact Randy at 1-260-413-5149. 

58TH ANNUAL FISH FRY AND BAKE SALE

On Saturday February 11th the 58th Annual Fish Fry and Bake Sale will take place at the Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne. The event will be from 4:00pm to 7:30pm. The cost will be $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 4 - 12 and children under 3 are free. 

M.AKING A. D.IFFERENCE LEADERSHIP EVENT

The RespectTeam and Mad Ants Basketball are teaming up to bring a unique event designed just for are teens. The event will start off with Pep Rally to speak about topics such as making a difference at home, in the community and at school. After the Pep Rally the teens attending will be able to attend a Mad Ants Basketball Game. The event is on Saturday, March 18th at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne. The Doors open at 5:45pm, Pep Rally at 6:00pm and the Mad Ants game at 7:00pm. This event is open to the public that have children in the 6th to 12th grade. To register for this event go to www.RespectTeam.com. A $5 voucher will be given to each student to use for concessions as well. For more information or questions regarding this event please call 1-260-409-0800. 

21ST ANNUAL PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ BY FORT WAYNE ACTIVE 20-30 CLUB #700

 

On Saturday March 25th from 7pm to 11pm the annual Puttin' On The Ritz will take place at the Ft. Wayne Museum Of Art. Enjoy Live Music from Chris Worth and Company. There will also be Gourmet Edibles & Tempting Treats, Complimentary Beer & Wine and a Cash Bar Available. There will be a Live & Silent Auctions. This event is Black Tie Optional.  To Join in the Fun, You Must be 21! Proceeds Benefit: Active 20-30 Club of Fort Wayne. For tickets go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/21st-annual-puttin-on-the-ritz-tickets-30308521604?aff=es2 .

FT. WAYNE'S FARMERS MARKET 

Through January 16th - May 14th, Every Saturday from 9am to 1pm at the Lincoln Financial Event Center under the large scoreboard at Parkview Field (Off of Douglas Street) the Ft. Wayne Farmer's Market will take place.

Ft. Wayne's Farmers Market is a weekly, year round farmers market in the heart of downtown Ft. Wayne.  We offer a unique mix of local produce, humanely raised meats, coffee, tea, wine, baked goods, chocolates and fudge, natural body products and crafts.  Everything at our market must be hand made, baked, or grown by the individual selling it.  The Ft. Wayne Farmers Market will be at this location through May 14th, until we return to the corner of Barr/Wayne Street from May 14th-the end of September. For more information go to www.ftwaynesfarmersmarket.com.   

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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