Race for the cure

Susan G. Komen Dallas hosts its 29th annual Race for the Cure Oct. 15, beginning at NorthPark Center. The event, which includes a 1k and 5k walk/run, is the largest fundraising event for breast cancer in Dallas County. Last year, Komen Dallas raised $1.912 million to fund local screenings, treatment, education and research. Online registration continues through Oct. 9, and in-person registration is available Oct. 12-14 at NorthPark, Luke’s Locker and The Shops at Park Lane. For details, visit komen-dallas.org.

Attend a family festival

Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy hosts the seventh annual Sam’s Day 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 22 at NorthPark Center. The free event features bounce houses, an obstacle course, rock climbing wall, clowns, face painting, magicians and other family activities, all while helping to raise awareness about Duchenne, a form of childhood muscular dystrophy. John Killian is chairman of PPMD, and organizes the event in honor of his son, Sam, who was diagnosed with the degenerative muscle disease in 2005. Sam’s Day also includes a silent auction of vacation packages, sports tickets and other items. For more details, visit samsdaytexas.org.

Know of ways that neighbors can spend time, attend an event, or purchase or donate something to benefit a neighborhood nonprofit? Email your suggestion to launch@advocatemag.com.


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