Charity Register: How to Give Back This Summer
June 21, 2014 | Pursuits
We found six opportunities to give back this summer.
Debbie Gomberg, President of the Huntington's Disease South Florida Chapter.
COURAGE OF ONE
Cause: Helping single mothers achieve self-sufficiency, free of government assistance.
Founder: Antoinette Rogers
Event: Sperenza Di Amore All White Soirée Fundraiser, Saturday, July 12, at 6 pm, location to be announced
BLACK GIRLS CODE
Cause: Empowering young women of color between the ages of 7 and 17 to embrace the technological marketplace as builders and creators.
Founders: Kimberly Bryant
Event: Summer of Code Workshop, Saturday, July 26, at 10 am, Miami Dade College Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center;
HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE SOUTH FLORIDA CHAPTER
Cause: Improving the care of those with Huntington’s disease and eradicating it through research.
President: Debbie Gomberg
Event: 23rd annual Huntington’s Disease Triathlon, Sunday, July 27, at 6:40 am, Larry and Penny Thompson Park
ST. JOHN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Cause: A celebration of culture and cuisine to raise funds to continue to build affordable homes in Overtown.
President: Ola Aluko
Event: 15th annual Things Are Cooking in Overtown Fundraising Gala, Friday, August 22, at 6:30 pm, Jungle Island
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
Cause: Raising funds and awareness in the battle against cancer.
Florida division board chair: Maureen Mann
Event: Relay for Life on the Runway, Saturday, August 23, at 5 pm, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
MARCH OF DIMES
Cause: Qualifying organizations raise funds and awareness through the direct sale of the Shop for a Cause savings passes from Macy’s.
President: Dr. Jennifer L. Howse
Event: Ninth annual Shop for a Cause, Saturday, August 23, all day, all Macy’s locations
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