Benefits & Fundraisers

Jake O’Connor’s Luck O’ the Lake 5K

There’s a wild green mass overtaking the streets of Excelsior this St. Patrick’s Day, but don’t run away—run with it! Jake O’Connor’s Luck O’ the Lake 5K Fun Run is ready to paint the town green once again. A sea of leprechauns, lads and lasses make up this festive event, and you can be a part of it. The run takes you on a scenic Excelsior route, with a finish-line celebration. Visit website for registration details. $40. 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Read more about Jake O’Connor’s Luck O’ the Lake 5K

Emily Program & Foundation to host Unmasked Gala

This second annual event is dedicated to unmasking the secrecy, stigma and shame associated with eating disorders.

The event will benefit the Emily Program & Foundation and its mission to save lives, change minds and eliminate eating disorders. Through seminars, forums and outreach, the Foundation increases awareness for eating disorders, obesity, and body image issues among adults and young people. In addition, it funds citizen lobbying and public policymaking efforts, as well as advocates for greater access to care, research and improved prevention methods. Read more about Emily Program & Foundation to host Unmasked Gala

Make Them Shine Gala benefiting St. David's Center

Celebrate St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development with fine dining, live entertainment, silent and live auctions, plus a vibrant After Party. It all starts at 5 p.m. with the VIP Reception. The Main Event begins at 6 p.m. Silent auction, dinner provided by D'Amico Catering, program and live auction with Emcee Michele Tafoya. The After Party begins at 9:30 p.m. with live music and dancing provided by SWAG. Read more about Make Them Shine Gala benefiting St. David's Center

Overcoming Fear Through Courage

Please join us for an inspirational evening sharing the work of Opportunity International as we bring together female executives, leaders, and activists. Hear from Megan Tamte, Co-founder and CEO, Evereve (formerly Hot Mama), and Vicki Escarra, Global CEO, Opportunity International, as they share stories of overcoming their fears through courage. Be motivated by the story of Beathe Iribagiza, a Rwandan survivor of the genocide and expert artisan, who exemplifies the spirit of determination. Read more about Overcoming Fear Through Courage

Kidney Kindness Fundraiser

Friends and family of the Shiues and Browns are hosting a fundraiser to cover the cost of a kidney transplant and ancillary costs not covered by insurance. Find their full story below or online at kidneykindness.com

Please join the fun and help them celebrate a lifesaving event! Attractions include: mini golf, trampolines, climbing walls, spider climb, a giant slide, laser tag, a blacklight ropes course, bump n' spin cars, bowling, great food and more! Read more about Kidney Kindness Fundraiser

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