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Fundraising News From Around the World

Welcome to the August 2017 issue of Fundraising News From Around the World. It contains summaries and photos of fundraising activities by other groups such as yours. Some are traditional, some are unusual, and some are totally bizarre! We hope that you will find each issue interesting. You can subscribe at the bottom of this page if you would like to be notified each time a new issue is published. If you later decide you no longer want monthly notifications or if you don't find our newsletter helpful, just click on the unsubscribe link at the end of each notification. You will stop receiving newsletters immediately.
 

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Cartersville, GA - It’s a huge fundraising effort that makes a “splash” every year, and right now, Metro Atlanta swimmers are diving into Lake Allatoona to prepare for this year’s Swim Across America Atlanta Open Water Swim. This year’s Open Water Swim will take place on at Lake Lanier, and will raise funds for the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorder Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Swim Across America hosts open water and pool swims around the country, all of which serve as fundraisers for cancer research, and the Atlanta Open Water Swim has become one of the top events in terms of fundraising and attendance.

Livingston, MI - A proposed memorial to honor Michigan’s fallen law enforcement officers is moving closer toward construction, thanks to a fundraising event in Genoa Township. The Michigan Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Monument is a project that has been in the works for many years. Proponents are looking to construct the memorial in Lansing, in a display of 21 glass panels engraved with the names of fallen officers along a walkway. The “Raising a Sentinel” dinner at Crystal Gardens Banquet Center last night served as a fundraiser to help bring the project to fruition.

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Tunkhannock, PA - The Friends of Howland Preserve and The North Branch Land Trust announce the Fourth Annual Rockin’ the River fundraising event will take place on Saturday. This event is designed to draw people to the North Branch Land Trust’s 669-acre property known as the Howland Preserve, a green space on the Vosburg Neck of the Susquehanna River just west of Tunkhannock.

Lincoln, UK - The event took place on Saturday at Washingborough Playing Fields as teams from across the county tackled the inflatable obstacle course. This was the seventh annual fundraiser of this type. Event Fundraiser for St Barnabas Hospice, Laura Stones, said: “I am absolutely overwhelmed by the amount of money raised from this year’s It’s a Knockout. The money raised will help to support hundreds of families across Lincolnshire who are living with a life limiting or terminal illness.”

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Milford, IA - Cars, food, music and a good time will highlight the second annual Black Tie Black Leather Affair, a fundraiser for the Shayla Bee Fund. It has been scheduled for the evening of Saturday at Okoboji Classic Cars. Yesterdays will cater the event again this year and T.V. and the Beller'd Yellers will be the featured entertainment.

Maryville, MO - Thirty-two teams of four paid $100 each to enter the first Amazing Lettuce Chase fundraiser hosted by the nonprofit Lettuce Dream. The scavenger hunt shares a few similarities to the popular TV show “The Amazing Race,” and challenges teams to decipher rhyming clues which took them to 15 different locations of historical interest spread throughout Nodaway County.

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Twin Falls, ID - You’ll never look at bedtime the same. The Magic Valley MS Bed Races starts at noon on Saturday in downtown Twin Falls. This zany fundraiser pits teams of five against each other to see who can push a bed down the street the fastest. The fundraiser helps raise money to supply multiple sclerosis patients with medication, equipment and transportation.

Searcy, AR - Golf, food and fellowship for a good cause - what’s not to love? Participants will raise money to support Harding Academy while golfing with friends and family at the Harding Academy Teacher Fundraiser Golf Tournament. The fundraising event will take place Aug. 4 at The Course at River Oaks in Searcy, with tee-off at noon, he said. Lunch will be provided to all participants beforehand. Items from Chick-fil-A and Firehouse Subs will be served, along with chips, cookies, soda and water. Players will be entered to win a YETI cooler and YETI cups, he said.

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Silverhill, AL - What started out as a small blood drive in Silverhill has evolved into a major fundraising event for Leukemia and other blood cancers with sponsors, more than 30 vendors and support from a major media group. In addition to the blood drive, the event will include 30 vendors, entertainment provided by a local D.J., food provided by The Good Guys, and Mrs. K’s Sno-Ball Shoppe. There will also be a crafting area for children, including a space where children can create their own painted rocks, which will then be placed around the area.

Denver, CO - Dozens of artists and their fans will fill the currently vacant Sportscastle building along Broadway on Saturday as part of Birdseed Collective’s annual fundraiser. On Saturday, Birdseed Collective is expected to bring six bands, food, art and roughly 600 guests to the building from 6 p.m. to midnight. Tickets cost $5 and can be purchased online or at the door. The money raised will go toward helping Birdseed fulfill its mission to improve “the socioeconomic climate of Denver.”

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Maui, HI - The Maui Arts & Cultural Center will host its 23rd Annual Maui Calls event on Friday at the Yokouchi Pavilion and A&B Amphitheater. Maui Calls is the MACC’s signature annual fundraiser with live music, food, wine and auctions. PC: Tony Novak Clifford Maui Calls is the MACC’s signature fundraising event and Maui’s premier wine and food-tasting event. The night will feature gourmet pūpū by Maui’s award-winning chefs, fine wines from around the world, live entertainment, and silent and live auctions.

Horton Bay, MI - The Christ Child Society plans a fundraising event Sunday at the Bay Harbor Yacht Club Lange Center, setting out to raise thousands of dollars for local children in need. Including two "Red Wagon" packages, the auction experiences this year focus primarily on Michigan: a Mackinac Island getaway, a Red Wings hockey package, a Detroit Tiger baseball package, a Green Egg grill/smoker cookout, a Walloon Lake cruise and dinner and a diamond necklace donated by Bigham Jewelers of Naples, Florida.

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Castle Rock, CO - There are worse ways to spend a gorgeous summer Saturday than being surrounded by sleek dragsters and fun-loving, big-hearted baseball fans. The Bombers for Bones Home Run Derby & Skills Competition Fundraising Event, benefiting the International Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva Association (IFOPA), will kick off Saturday at Douglas County Fairgrounds ball fields in Castle Rock. The daylong fundraiser was organized by the family of 11-year-old Caleb Burgess, who was diagnosed with FibrodysplasiaOssifica.

Dundee, Scotland - Lace up those trainers and get yer kilt swinging - because one of the most popular fundraising events Scotland is about to march on Dundee. Kiltwalk was first launched in 2011. there are four locations - Dundee, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh – and there are three different walks to choose from. Backing the whole Kiltwalk plan is The Hunter Foundation (THF). The foundation has transformed lives from Scotland to the Sahara and that’s the beauty of the Kiltwalk - you raise money for the charity of YOUR choice. THF took over the Kiltwalk a few years back, so now every pound a walker raises for a charity of their choice goes to that charity. It gets better - THF tops-up every pound with an additional 40p.

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Laughlin, CO - Back in 1998, a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River was created that fit the style of a wide-open casino town like Laughlin. The idea was -”let’s have an adult margarita party to raise money that will benefit kids in the process.” The money rolled in, the party flourished, the Boy & Girls Clubs benefited, and all these years later, the event continues to hold a spot on the Laughlin calendar. The party has evolved to be simply called, “Fiesta!” and its spot on the calendar this year is Fri with location set at the Aquarius Pavilion within the Aquarius Casino Resort.

Damascus, VA - A local foundation has published a fundraising cookbook to benefit the research of rare cancers, a disease that took the life of Damascus resident Penny French Garrett in 2014. “She was the sweetest, kindest person. She was always smiling and happy,” said Trilla DeFriece-Puckett, a former teacher of Garrett who, along with Garrett’s mother, Darlene French, created “Creeper Trail Ride to End Cancer Cookbook.” “There is little doubt we will meet our goal of raising $2,500 because we’ve already sold hundreds of the cookbook,” said DeFriece-Puckett.

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Wilkes-Barre, PA - Navient employees in Wilkes-Barre stayed up past their bedtimes to support cancer patients during Relay for Life's Disney-themed, 24-hour "Wish Upon a Cure" fundraiser event, which, in addition to other employee-led initiatives, helped raise more than $9,000 to support Relay for Life of Wyoming Valley. The community-based fundraising organization is a division of the American Cancer Society, dedicated to saving and celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer.

Enid, OK - Registration is open for a Tipsy Artist event set for August to benefit the Enid Police Department’s annual Fighting with Sherry Ann Suttmiller Memorial Softball Tournament. The Tipsy Artist event will be Aug. 8 in the ballroom of the Springhill Suites Marriott. Ticket price includes the use of all paint supplies, instruction, aprons and a 16x20 take-home canvas. Tickets are $49, which includes dinner, with all proceeds benefitting the softball tournament fundraiser.

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Lexington, KY - A fundraising event held Saturday evening at McCarthy’s Pub downtown, to support beloved Central Kentucky horseman Mark ‘Snake’ Thompson raised over $140,000. Thompson, a former jockeys’ valet who most recently was lead show man at Thoroughbred sales, is recovering from a debilitating stroke suffered just before last year’s Keeneland November sale. Among the auction items available were halters from all three 2017 Triple Crown race winners and star Thoroughbreds like Arrogate, American Pharoah, Curlin and Nyquist. Premium seating at Churchill Downs, Keeneland, Saratoga and Paul Brown Stadium, home of the Cincinnati Bengals, were also donated.

Timaru, NZ - A royal medieval feast that raised more than $2000 has been labelled a "roaring success". The Altrusa Club of Timaru hosted Yuletide with the Tudors on Thursday to celebrate the food, music, and entertainment of the medieval period. It also served as one of the club's biggest fundraisers for the year. More than $2000 was raised during the evening, which saw 94 people enjoy an authentic medieval Tudor feast at the Southern Trust Events Centre in Timaru.

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Kaukauna, WI - The Green Bay Aquarium Society (GBAS) has announced that this year’s fundraising event will support Pets In the Classroom, a grant program that provides funding to pre-K-9th grade teachers to purchase and maintain classroom pets. All monies raised by auctioning certain designated auction lots by GBAS will go toward this fund. GBAS will hold its Fall Auction on Sunday, October 29 at the Starlite Club in Kaukauna. The event is free and open to the public, and everyone is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be available on site.

Bluffton, GA - A local homebuilder recently organized a fundraiser to support a local family welcoming a child born with spina bifida. With the help of the Bluffton community, the event raised more than $11,000 for the Calderon family and their new baby Ellis to help with ongoing expenses. Coastal Signature Homes employees wanted to lend a hand when they learned Luis Calderon, an employee of Stromer Plumbing, was facing such a challenge. Attendees at the fundraising event enjoyed barbecue, music, dancing and lawn games.

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Brewster, MA - A fundraising event for the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition comes to Brewster later this summer. The 18th annual statewide Against the Tide Swim, Kayak, Walk, Run and/or Aquathon event will be held at Nickerson State Park on August 19. Proceeds benefit the coalition, which works to understand the causes of breast cancer and find ways to prevent the disease.

Devon, UK - 1,700 women walked through the night tackling routes of between three and 13.1miles to raise money for a Devon hospice. The women set off from the Piazza, Armada Way, Plymouth for the annual midnight fundraising walk raising money for St Lukes in Turnchapel. There were two choices of route, with three possible distances, and the ladies either enjoyed a boat cruise from Plymouth Boat Trips, which ferried them across the water from Queen Anne's Battery to the historic Barbican Quarter of Sutton Harbour, or a bus provided by Plymouth City Bus, taking ladies through the Barbican.

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Baton Rouge, LA - The songs will be familiar, but the roles may be a bit confusing when Theatre Baton Rouge's veteran actors take the stage on Saturday. That's the point of the "Roles I'll Never Play Cabaret." Theatre Baton Rouge premiered the show last summer as entertainment for its Summer Auction Gala. It was so popular that the theater has made it a permanent attraction at its annual fundraising event. "We'll have actors playing roles that are opposite of what they usually play," says Caty Steward, TBR's marketing and development coordinator. "Last year's audience members told us that they really liked the group numbers, so we're staging more of them this year."

Tallahassee, FL - The Florida State Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its annual Lift For Life to support the rare disease community on Tuesday inside the Albert J. Dunlap Indoor Practice Facility. The event is open to the public. Lift For Life is the signature fundraising event for the Uplifting Athletes nationwide network of chapters led by college football student-athletes. Each chapter embraces the mission of Uplifting Athletes using college football as a platform to inspire the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport.

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DeKalb, GA - The gardens at Mulberry Fields are about to come alive with the sounds of music and the tastes of local food and drink for a mid-summer fundraising event. The second annual Mulberry Fields Gone Wylde will take place Saturday, “down the alley” in Candler Park. The event is hosted by DeKalb-based environmental organization, The Wylde Center, which took over management of Mulberry Fields in August of 2016. The center is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017.

Hamilton, MT - Ravalli County Museum is hosting a FUNdraising event called Knockerball at Claudia Driscoll Park. Sarah Monson, director of marketing for the museum, said Knockerball is outrageous fun. The big balls that people crawl inside of to bounce off one another can be previewed during Daly Days. “This event combines exhilaration and hilarity in an opportunity to defy gravity by bouncing inside a huge ball,” she said. “It is a sports event and a summer activity.”

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Bushong, KS - Bushong was the site of a fundraising event Saturday where a memorial to veterans is under construction. The North Lyon County Veterans Memorial board members held a fundraiser that included a car and truck show, live music, a silent auction and vendors. Former State Sen. Jim Barnett, who is running for governor also stopped by. Board president Dianne Smith says she's working to preserve the memory of local veterans.

   

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