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Sept. 21 briefs

UPCOMING WALK SUPPORTS ASTHMA SUFFERERS

More than 45,000 people in Washington County have asthma, according to the American Lung Association.

That is why numerous people will participate in the American Lung Association of Oregon's 2nd annual Asthma Walk on Sept. 30. This event is an opportunity for community members to gather outdoors and support the estimated 20 million Americans who suffer from asthma.

The Portland metropolitan area Asthma Walk will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, and is open to everyone. The walk begins at Willamette Park and follows a 5K (3.1 mile) route along the river.

There is no registration fee for this event; however participants are highly encouraged to raise at least $100, and additional fund-raising will be recognized with prizes. All funds benefit the American Lung Association of Oregon's mission to prevent lung disease and promote lung health through education, advocacy and research.

This year's goal is to raise more than $65,000 to assist the 333,000 Oregonians who live with asthma, including an estimated 60,000 children under the age of 18.

Those interested in this event should register at or call 503-924-4094, ext. 20, for information about day-of-event registration.

DAR PRESENTS FREE LINEAGE WORKSHOP

Daughters of the American Revolution give the public a chance to document a link to the past during a free lineage workshop on Sept. 30.

The workshop will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Beaverton Library and will be led by members of the Tabitha Moffatt Brown Chapter of the DAR.

More than 200 years ago, American Patriots fought and sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today.

As a member of DAR, through participation in the Society's various programs and activities, people are able to continue this legacy by supporting historic preservation, promotion of education, patriotic endeavors and community service.

For more information, visit www.dar.org.

CANS FILM FESTIVAL TO BENEFIT FOOD BANK

Regal Cinemas' 26th annual Cans Film Festival will take place at all Regal Cinema locations in Oregon and Clark County, Wash., on Sept. 28.

To participate, moviegoers bring three or more cans or boxes of non-perishable food to any Regal Cinema and receive free admission to a movie and a free small popcorn.

During last year's festival, almost 90,000 pounds of food was donated to the Oregon Food Bank Network, which is equivalent to 69,000 meals for the hungry.

For a list of participating theaters, visit www.oregonfoodbank.org/newsroom/Canstheatrelist.html.

UPCOMING WALK RAISES FUNDS FOR PARKINSON'S

On Sunday, Sept. 24, hundreds of supporters from across the region will show support for a loved one living with Parkinson's disease during the 2nd Annual Sole Support for Parkinson's 1K and 5K Walk.

The event, which is a benefit for local Parkinson's disease services, will begin at 1:30 p.m. and features a scenic loop along the Willamette River.

It will also include live music, community vendors, children's activities and the opportunity to honor loved ones and raise awareness of Parkinson's disease. Register online at www.solesupport.org.

Walker entry fee of $15 for adults and $10 for children includes event T-shirt while supplies last.

WOMAN'S CLUB HOLDS MEMBERSHIP DESSERT

The General Federation of Women's Clubs - Beaverton Woman's Club is hosting a membership dessert on Thursday, Sept. 28.

The dessert will take place from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Tualatin Hills Nature Park and Interpretive Center, Room 2, 15655 S.W. Millikan Way. RSVP by Sept. 25 to Erika McKoy, 503-351-7923.

The GFWC - Beaverton Woman's Club is a diverse group of women, with a focus on community improvement and service.They meet the first Tuesday of every month, September through June.

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OPENS KIDS CARE EXHIBIT

Providence Health System and Portland Children's Museum have teamed up to imagine a place where kids can learn about and respect their healthy bodies and healthy minds.

The new exhibit, Kids Care, will open on Friday, Sept. 22, and visitors can celebrate with a lineup of special weekend events and activities. There will be plenty of jobs to go around for little care-takers: they can feed, bathe and clothe the babies; climb inside a mini-ambulance; or operate the emergency dispatch center. A number of other activities abound for visitors of the new exhibit.

The Children's Museum is located at 4015 S.W. Canyon Road, across from the Oregon Zoo. Parking is available, suggested $1 donation.