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Aveda's Catwalk for Water

The Aveda Institute of Portland is holding a charity event, Catwalk for Water, on Thursday April 17th at 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm. The theme of the show is “art” and there will be four categories inspired by Warhol, Picasso, Dali, and Monet. All of the work featured is done by students, so this event is great support for them as well! Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased online from Aveda’s website (via PayPal) or by stopping by the Aveda Institute of Portland at 325 NW 13th Ave. All proceeds benefit Columbia River Keepers. If you cannot attend the event but still want to donate, click here or come in on April 8th and have any salon, spa, or nail service done (all money will be donated!) 

Something Grand

Experience "Something Grand" on April 19th- a Saturday matinee concert featuring ten sensational pianists performing on ten grand pianos on the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall stage, benefitting The Salvation Army After-School Music Programs. Join Michael Allen Harrison and select performers from the "Ten Grands" concert series, as well as extraordinary young protégés from around the Portland Metro area as they perform music from all genres and will truly inspire everyone! Tickets cost just $10 or $25 and all proceeds go towards the The Salvation Army After-School Music Programs. You can buy tickets and find out more information about The Salvation Army at www.somethinggrandportland.com.

American Diabetes Association Alert Day

Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes? Nearly 26 million people across the country and 1 million people here in Oregon/SW Washington are affected by diabetes and pre-diabetes, 1/3 of those people don't even know they have it. March 25th is American Diabetes Association Alert Day, a one-day "walk up call" asking the American public to take the FREE Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Share the test with everone you care about -- friends, family, and colleagues. With each person that takes the test and knows their risk, the Association is that much closer to reaching their goals to prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of all those affected by diabetes (and $5 is donated by Boar's Head Brand!) Visit www.diabetes.org/oregonswwashington or email oregonswwashington@diabetes.org to get more information how you can be involved in Alert Day within your office or community. 

March for Babies

Join March of Dimes for the annual March for Babies on Saturday, April 26th! We’re taking part in the walk that saves babies from premature birth and birth defects. They’ll be the easiest steps you and your family will ever take. You’ll have fun, too! Millions of people across the nation will be walking to support March of Dimes research and programs to give babies in our community a healthy start in life. Find the walk closest to you and register today by clicking here.

Sleep Country Foster Kids Pajama Bowl

Sleep Country USA is raising money to provide extracurricular support for local foster children, but they need your help. Join the Sleep Country Foster Kids Pajama Bowl, Sunday April 27th at Big Al’s in Beaverton. Your 5-person team will have a great time bowling in your pajamas, and the money you raise goes to help local foster children! Sign up here and start collecting pledges today!

Strike Out Cancer

Strike Out Cancer is a youth softball tournament benefiting the Children's Cancer Association and the Leukemia Lymphoma Society being held April 26-27th at Wallace Marine Park in Salem.  Along with a great day of softball for regional 12 and under teams we are hosting a kids fair with face painting, balloon animals by Twisty and Friends, arts and crafts tables hosted by Michaels, a cake walk, and silent auction.  We invite and encourage survivors of Leukemia, Lymhoma, Myeloma, or childhood cancers to claim a survivor Tshirt and act as honorary pitchers.  It promises to be a great day of family fun and support for our Oregon Families facing cancer.  Visit our Facebook page for the latest information on the tournament at https://www.facebook.com/Strikeoutcancersoftballtournament or email us at Strikeoutcancersoftball@aol.com if you have any questions.

Family Dogs New Life Shelter's 2014 Fundraiser

Family Dogs New Life Shelter in Milwaukie is celebrating 10 years and 10,000 lives saved! Their 2014 fundraising gala is going to be an amazing night and will be held on Sunday, May 4th at Castaway, 1900 NW 18th Avenue, Portland 97209. Tickets are $80 in advance and include live music, a delicious dinner and wine, cash bar, live and silent auction and the premiere of "Finding Love, Giving Life" -- a documentary about the amazing work of Family Dogs New Life Shelter in our community. Click here for tickets and more information.

Spread Hope at The Portland Promise Walk for Preeclampsia

97.1 Charlie FM is proud to sponsor The Portland Promise Walk for Preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a life-threatening disorder that affects mother and baby during pregnancy. This year, up to one in twelve pregnant women will be diagnosed. Worldwide, preeclampsia takes the lives of seventy-six thousand mothers and half-a-million babies each year. Research to find the cause, effective treatment, and prevention is critically needed. You can make a difference. Join us on May 10th at Oaks Amusement Park for The Portland Promise Walk for Preeclampsia.

Rock 'n' Roll Portland Half Marathon

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon will be racing through Portland on May 18, 2014. The scenic 13.1 mile course starts & finishes at Waterfront Park with two bridge crossings and a tour through East Portland. Don’t miss this 13.1 mile block party. Whether you run, walk, volunteer, or cheer - the race has something for everyone. Rock bands every mile and hundreds of spirited cheerleaders keep you rockin’ from start to finish through the City of Roses. Click here for race details and register now!

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Check out health insurance at this free event!

Apply for health insurance at an event downtown Thursday April 17th from 11 to 2. Get help from an agent, and get your plan on the spot. It's at the Small Business Administration: 601 SW Second in Portland. For more information, click on the calendar at coveroregon.com.

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