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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.

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.

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.

MUSICIAN GEORGE DENNEHY TO HEADLINE FORGOTTEN CHILDREN WORLDWIDE DINNER AND AUCTION

     On February 25th Forgotten Children Worldwide will be hosting an auction and dinner benefit to raise awareness and funds to support their cause. The event will take place on Saturday, February 25th at the Wells County 4-H Building in Bluffton, IN. The event starts at 5:00pm and ends around 9:00pm. The tickets are $45 per person or $340 per table of eight. To purchase tickets, visity www.ForgottenChildren.org. For more information call 1-260-353-1580.

PEOPLE OF THE BOOK LECTURE - WHAT’S YOUR LEGACY?

On Monday, March 6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rifkin Campus on Old Mill Road in Fort Wayne a book lecture on “What’s Your Legacy?” will take place. The event is Free and open to the public. The event brings in writer and novelist Brad Meltzer. There will be a dessert reception and book signing immediately follow the event. A free will offering will benefit future People of the Book programming. Please call 260-456-0400 or visit www.fwjf.org for more information.


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 .


NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI FORT WAYNE) TO HOST A 5K RUN AND WALK

Join the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Fort Wayne), Saturday, May 6th, 2017, at IPFW for our 5K Run & Walk. This will be a fun day of community interaction and learning from 8:30 am - 1 pm (rain or shine with indoor and outdoor activities). The event will be open to the general public and will include a competitive 5K Run & a Free 1 mile Fun Walk. There will also be a Mental Health Fair. Additional activities will be available for people of all ages and abilities, with games, food concessions, free snacks and beverages, music, raffles, awards and prizes, team competitions and much more! Register at www.namifortwayne.org. The entry fee for the 5K run/walk is $25. The one mile walk is free.

FT. WAYNE'S FARMERS MARKET 

Through February 20th - 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.   


ERIN’S HOUSE FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN: COMMON BOND BREAKFAST

On Tuesday, May 16th at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum - Conference Center Erin’s House for Grieving Children will be hosting a Common Bond Breakfast. The doors open/Breakfast served at 7:00 A.M. The program will be begin promptly at 7:30 A.M. The cost to attend this event is $100 per person. To purchase tickets go  online at www.erinshouse.org. Call Erin's House for more information at 260.423.2466.

  
 
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