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Candy, bikes, golf and children’s fundraisers

Candy Dance, Street Vibrations and Carson’s Stoke to Help Fight Breast Cancer Golf Tournament are all this coming weekend.

Stroke to Help is providing free mammograms to the under served women in our community. To date, the tournament has provided more than 1,000 screenings or ultra sounds and more then 20 biopsies for woman with no insurance or no financial ability to pay.

Great Basin Imaging has supported us throughout the years as a corporate sponsor as well as Nevada State Bank and Carson City Toyota. Without each of the corporate, tee sponsors and all the supportive and wonderful golfers there would be no hope of survival.

Thank you, and see you all Saturday. Then you can go buy candy on your Harley.

WHAT: Carson City Soroptimist International’s Stroke to Help golf tournament

WHEN: 8 a.m. shotgun start Saturday

WHERE: Eagle Valley Golf Course

COST: $85, includes cart, round of golf east/west, barbecue and raffle

WEBSITE: http://www.sicarsoncity.org

CONTACT: Bev Saunders at 450-4940

PROCEEDS BENEFIT: Breast cancer detection and diagnoses

MARY’S EMBRACE

Come out and support the opening of Carson City’s new maternity home for pregnant teenagers that are homeless or in crisis.

Trust me, I am not advocating teen births but I am advocating a safe and secure place for a child to come into this world.

Carson City has the highest teen birth rate in the state. In 2007, there were 55 teen births per 1,000 people, so we can choose to help or pretend there is nothing going on and look the other way.

WHAT: Mary’s Embrace open house

WHEN: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 2

WHERE: 320 East Long St.

WEBSITE: marysembrace.org 

CONTACT: E-mail marysembrace@aol.com or call Doug or Brittany Stewart at 297-3977.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

With school well on its way, the early numbers from the schools indicate the need to feed homeless and in-need children continues to grow.

The Food for Thought program relies on funding and support from the people in the community.

If you have items to donate or want to shop for any treasures check out this upcoming rummage sale.

WHAT: Food for Thought Rummage Sale

WHEN: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 2

WHERE: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, corner of Saliman Road and Highway 50

WEBSITE: http://www.nvfoodforthought.org

CONTACT: Rebecca or Peter at 883-1011

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