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Fall Fundraisers

| Articles, Santa Clarita Living, Spotlight News | September 12, 2014

Sept 13
An Evening Under the Stars
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The Michael Hoefflin Foundation is holding the Evening Under the Stars Gala and Charity Auction for the 21st year, but with a new twist. Not only is the event moved back to its original side of the SCV — Canyon Country — but also an aerial acrobatics troupe will provide the entertainment. Supporters of the non-profit, which was founded by Chris and Sue Hoefflin and their son, Michael, who lost his battle with cancer at the age of 10, will gather at Robinson Ranch Golf Club’s 18th hole for the event. There will be a catered dinner, drinks, silent and live auctions, as well as the unique show by Bella Circo. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased by calling (661) 250-4100 or by visiting www.mhf.org.

September 20
Santa Clarita Heart Walk

This annual 5K, held at Westfield Valencia Town Center, raises money for the fight against heart disease and stroke. Registration for the Santa Clarita Heart Walk will begin at 7:30 a.m., with the program at 8 a.m. and the walk beginning at 8:30 a.m. There will be a 5K Walk/Run, 1 Mile Survivor Route, Kids Fun Zone, Live Entertainment, Health Expo, Free Health Screenings and CPR Demonstrations, Sponsor Booths and giveaways. There is no fee to participate, however walkers are eligible to receive a free Heart Walk T-shirt when they raise $100 or more. For more information, visit www.HeartWalkLA.org, email alisha.castro@heart.org or call 213-291-7094.

Oct 4
Rubber Ducky Festival
For the 12th year, the Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers will host a family-oriented fundraiser open to the public. Held at Bridgeport Park in rubber-ducky1Valencia, crowds will gather from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to watch rubber ducks “race” across the water to declare a winner. You can adopt a duck and contribute to the non-profit organization by visiting the website: www.duckrace.com/scv. Winners need not be present to win.

Proceeds benefit Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers, Inc. Duck adoption helps to support patient care for uninsured and underinsured residents of the Santa Clarita Valley. The Center’s mission is to enhance wellness to the residents of Santa Clarita Valley by providing quality outpatient health care services and programs, health education, community resources and referrals. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, vendor, or volunteer for the 12th Annual Rubber Ducky Festival call (661) 257-2339, ext. 302.

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Oct 11
Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes

Participants will gather at the Mann Biomedical Park, 25141 Rye Canyon Loop in Valencia, for the walk beginning at 8:00 a.m. for registration. It is a four-mile walk that includes a continental breakfast, a light lunch, music, a healthy living fair, raffle, silent auction and entertainment.

For more than 20 years the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has raised money for the cause with Step Out. Teams can be formed with family and friends, companies, clubs/organizations, schools, or residents are welcome to walk as individuals. In the weeks leading up to the event, participants ask friends and acquaintances for donations to support their efforts and help fund critical research for a cure and educational programs in the community.

Teams are given a web page with access to tools to help raise funds for the walk. They are able to customize the page with their reasons for walking, send emails to ask others to donate, and even download Facebook and smart phone apps. For more information, contact Lori Blumenthal at (888) 342-2383 ext. 7413 or visit http://stepout.diabetes.org.

October 26
L.A.R.C. Ranch Halloween Festival

All ages are welcome to attend the L.A.R.C. (Los Angeles Residential Community) fundraiser for an afternoon of food, games and music. Held on the L.A.R.C. Ranch property, 29890 Bouquet Canyon Road in Saugus, the luncheon, carnival games and dance begin at 1:00 p.m. D.J. Bino Bates is providing the music. All proceeds benefit the programs, services and facilities of LARC Ranch, which provides residential and day program services to developmentally disabled adults.

Tickets are $125 each for adults and $50 for children. Family packages are available for $325, which includes tickets for two adults and two children.

Because of the extreme drought, which caused hardship for the L.A.R.C. facility, due to a huge reduction in its well water supply, the fundraiser has a heightened importance. The organization has been trucking water in to its 100-plus residents for months.

For tickets and more information about the Halloween Festival, call 661-296-8636, ext. 219 or visit www.larcfoundation.org.

L.A.R.C. Ranch was founded in 1959 by a group of parents who envisioned a better life for their developmentally disabled children. The 65-acre L.A.R.C. Ranch provides homes, recreation and social activities, and day training activity centers for developmentally disabled adults.

November 8
Light the Night Walk

This annual event for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society raises hundreds of thousands of dollars each year, furthering the non-profit’s mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. The walk will take place at Bridgeport Park in Valencia at 7:00 p.m., following a Fall Festival with games and prizes for families.Participants carry illuminated lanterns to show support for cancer survivors and the loved ones lost to blood cancer.

For more information or to register, visit www.lightthenight.org/calso.
To learn more about the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, visit www.lls.org.

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