Chipping In


News about area fundraisers


Asthma Walk, 5k walk benefits American Lung Association of Oregon, 9 a.m., Willamette Park, Southwest Macadam Avenue and Nebraska Street, participants encouraged to raise at least $100. Visit or call 1-866-661-5864, ext. 20.

Memory Walk, 5k walk benefits Alzheimer's Association, 10 a.m., Pioneer Courthouse Square, 9 a.m. registration, to register or donate, call 1-800-733-0402.

Operation Overcoat, clothing donation event and barbecue for homeless, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Union Gospel Mission, 15 N.W. Third Ave. Call 503-274-4483.

Benefit barbecue, fundraiser for five local urban garden organizations, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., continues Sunday, all New Seasons Market locations, $6 for entire meal. Call 503-473-8714 or visit

Tip-a-Cop, officers don serving aprons as part of annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Campaign, benefits Special Olympics Oregon, noon to 8 p.m., all Red Robin locations. Visit


Walk to Cure Diabetes, sponsored by the Oregon and Southwest Washington chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, 11 a.m., Oaks Amusement Park, 7100 Oaks Park Way. Register at


Equal Opportunity Day Dinner, honors health-care advocates and benefits Urban League of Portland programs, 5:45 p.m. to 9 p.m., Hilton Portland, 921 S.W. Sixth Ave., $250. Call 503-280-2611.


Mad Hatter Walk and Roll, benefits Pacific Northwest chapter of Lupus Foundation of America, 9 a.m. check-in, 10 a.m. walk, Oct. 7, Willamette Park, Southwest Macadam Avenue and Nebraska Street, free participation but pledges encouraged. Visit


Tutors needed, help for African children attending elementary, middle and high schools with limited English skills living in inner Southeast Portland. Call Sundus Ali, 503-231-7480, ext. 592.


Shooting for the Stars pool tournament held Sept. 7 at El Gaucho restaurant raised nearly $70,000 for the Hemophilia Foundation of Oregon and the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center.

DoveLewis Dogtoberfest held Sept. 23 at the Lucky Labrador Brewing Co. raised more than $5,000 for the DoveLewis Blood Bank, which provides blood and blood products for DoveLewis and Portland-area veterinary centers.

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