Charity Register: October

Six opportunities to give back this month.

October 01, 2012

National Parkinson Foundation South Florida
Cause: Improve the quality of care for people with Parkinson’s disease through research, education, and outreach
Honorary national event chair: Katie Couric
Event: Moving Day Miami walk, Sunday, October 7, at 8:30 a.m., Bayfront Park, Miami

Cancer Support Community Greater Miami
Cause: Ensure that everyone affected by cancer is empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community
Executive director: Danielle F. Spiegelman
Event: Annual Tee Off Fore Wellness Golf & Tennis Tournament, Monday, October 22, at 9 a.m., Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club, Coral Gables

March of Dimes
Cause: Improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality
Event chair: Erin Knight
Event: 15th annual Signature Chefs Auction, Thursday, October 25, at 6:30 pm, Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach

The Nature Conservancy
Cause: Protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people
Executive director for Florida: Shelly Lakly
Event: Live auction of works at the Design for a Living World exhibition, benefiting The Nature Conservancy, Thursday, October 25, at 6:30 pm, Coral Gables Museum

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Cause: Support the development of new drugs to fight cystic fibrosis, improve the quality of life for those with the disease, and ultimately find a cure
Event cochairs: Bonnee Binker (RIGHT) and Margarita Lamadrid
Event: Miami’s Night for the Cure, Thursday, October 25, at 7 pm, Grove Isle Hotel & Spa, Miami

Lotus House
Cause: Provide shelter, sanctuary, education, and resources to empower homeless women and children to build safe, secure lives off the streets
Guest curator: Antonia Wright
Event: Art Live Fair benefiting Lotus House, October 26–28, Coconut Grove Convention Center

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