News about area fundraisers
Stargazing, a benefit for the Franny Fund, a community trust that helps pay for the uninsured medical treatment costs of Franny Cabler, a 6-year-old with cerebral palsy, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Loveland Ballroom, 320 S.E. Second Ave., $75. Tickets are available at www.frannyfund.org or at the door.
Pulse, benefit for the Children's Heart Foundation-Oregon Chapter, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Staver Locomotive, 2537 N.W. 29th Ave., $45-$100. Call 503-968-1917, or visit www.chforegon.org/pulse.html.
Adopt-a-Crag at Rocky Butte, cleanup event at popular climbing location, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., meets across from the City Bible College, 9200 N.E. Fremont St. For information, call 971-235-6169, or visit www.accessfund.org/regions/aac/OR.
Fun Run for Restoration, benefit for the Friends of Trees' Neighborhood Trees and Natural Area Restoration planting programs, 8:30 a.m., Oaks Amusement Park, 7100 Oaks Park Way, $30 adult, $23 youth ages 7 to 14, free for children under 7. Call 503-282-8846, ext. 13, or visit www.friendsoftrees.org.
Casino Night, fundraising event benefits Essential Health Clinic, the only free health clinic for the uninsured in Washington County, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Tuality Health Education Center, 334 S.E. Eighth Ave., Hillsboro, $75. Call 503-846-4904.
VisionPDX Grants Celebration and Forum, celebrates the first phase of VisionPDX and outreach organizations, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 14, East Portland Community Center, 740 S.E. 106th Ave. Call 503-823-4430, or visit www.visionpdx.com.
Run for the Cheetah 5k and 8k run/walk, benefits the Cheetah Conservation Fund, 7 a.m. Oct. 15, Oregon Zoo, 4001 S.W. Canyon Road. Kids must preregister by Oct. 12. Entry fees vary according to event. To register, call 503-644-6822, or visit www.runforthecheetah.org.
Fourth annual Hip Chicks Do Wine Gala and Silent Auction, fundraiser for the Portland Women's Crisis Line, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 15, Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center, 5340 N. Interstate Ave., $20. Call 503-232-9751, or visit www.pwcl.org.
RESULTS ARE IN
'Fore the Children,' Human Solutions' first golf marathon at Colwood National Golf Course, raised $26,000 for its Children's Program. Twenty golfers participated in the 12-hour marathon. One golfer played 186 holes, according to Cindy Scheel, director of development and community relations for Human Solutions. 'Everyone had a wonderful time,' Scheel said. 'This proves that one person can make a difference.'
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