Philanthropy Calendar, April 13, 2018

THE BRAIN INJURY Association of Rhode Island will hold its annual “Keep Your Head Up” walk and run event May 5 at Goddard Memorial State Park in Warwick. / COURTESY BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF RHODE ISLAND
THE BRAIN INJURY Association of Rhode Island will hold its annual “Keep Your Head Up” walk and run event May 5 at Goddard Memorial State Park in Warwick. / COURTESY BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF RHODE ISLAND

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We got Bingo!

The Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island will hold a bingo night, benefiting the association, on Friday, April 13, at 6 p.m. at Vasco Da Gama Hall, 15 Fenner Ave., Newport. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the event will include food and prizes. For more information, contact Robyn Chapman either at (401) 228-3319 or robyn@biari.org.

 

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Walking against brain tumors

The inaugural Rhode Island Brain Tumor Walk will be held on Sunday, April 15, at 10 a.m. at Goddard Memorial Park, 1095 Ives Road, East Greenwich. The walk will be in honor of Makayla Lindberg, 4, who has a brain tumor. Walkers will also receive a T-shirt at the event. Registration for individual walkers costs $25. Walkers can also join a team or create a team, where teams can create fundraising goals. To register and/or donate to the walk, visit nbtsevents.braintumor.org/event/ri-brain-tumor-walk/e148829.

Going beyond U

The UCAP School will hold its annual celebration, benefiting the school’s Beyond U program, on Thursday, April 19, from 5-7 p.m. at the school, 75 Carpenter St., Providence. The event will include a live and silent auction, and an awards ceremony. Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Tickets cost $50. For more information, call (401) 272-0881.

Discovering the difference

The Wolf School will host its 16th annual Discover the Difference fundraising gala on Friday, April 20, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Providence Biltmore Hotel, 11 Dorrance St., Providence. The event will feature both a live and silent auction and all proceeds will fund Wolf School scholarships and programs. Tickets cost $100, which includes wine and food. For more information, email mespoito@thewolfschool.org.

Heroes against AIDS

AIDS Project Rhode Island will hold its 32nd annual AIDS Run/Walk for Life on Saturday, April 21, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Roger Williams Park Carousel Village, 100 Elmwood Ave., Providence. This year’s event encourages participants to dress up as their favorite superhero. The event, for the first time, will also include a 5K run. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and a speaking program will commence at 9 a.m. prior to the 5K run and walk. Proceeds will benefit needed support services provided to Rhode Islanders living with HIV/AIDS. Fundraising information can be found by visiting firstgiving.com/aidswalkri/walkforlife2018. For more information, call (401) 831-5522 or visit aidswalkforlife.org.

Cleaning up for the summer

The Washington Trust Co., along with the R.I. Department of Environmental Management, will hold its second annual statewide beach cleanup on Sunday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cleanup will take place at eight beaches – Charlestown Breachway, Charlestown Beach Road, Charlestown; East Beach, East Beach Road, Charlestown; East Matunuck State Beach, 950 Succotash Road, South Kingstown; Misquamicut State Beach, 257 Atlantic Ave., Westerly; Fred Benson Town Beach, 7 Corn Neck Road, New Shoreham; Roger Wheeler State Beach, 100 Sand Hill Cove Road, Narragansett; Salty Brine State Beach, 254 Great Road, Narragansett; and Scarborough State Beach, 970 Ocean Road, Narragansett. Check-in is at 10:45 a.m. and the cleanup will be held rain or shine. All volunteers are welcome. For more information, visit bit.ly/2oGUX8m.

Honoring acts of philanthropy

St. Mary’s Home for Children will host an event honoring Shriners of Rhode Island Charities Trust and The DAMES, as well as presenting the Children’s Friendship Award on Thursday, April 26, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Café Nuovo, 1 Citizens Plaza, Providence. Tickets cost $90 and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, call (401) 353-3900, ext. 262, or visit smhfc.org.

Dressing down for Boys Town

Boys Town New England, an organization helping free more than 1,100 children from abuse and neglect every year, is inviting businesses, organizations and schools to dress in casual clothes on Friday, April 27, in support of the “Be a Hero for Children” initiative. Employees or students are asked to contribute $5 for the event. For more information, visit boystown.org/locations/new-england/news-and-events/Pages/dress-down-to-lift-up-kids.aspx.

Savoring the moment

Providence Public Library will present its third annual Savor the Story gala, benefiting the library’s free education, workforce-development and lifelong-learning programs, on Friday, April 27, from 6-10 p.m. at the library, 225 Washington St., Providence. Andy Fruzzetti, ambassador emeritus at Louis Latour, will share the history of Maison Louis Latour wine, which will be served along with dinner. Longtime library philanthropist Rosalyn Sinclair will also be honored with the Enlightenment Award during the event. Black tie optional and valet parking will be offered. Tickets cost $250 and can be purchased by visiting provlib.givezooks.com/events/copy-of-savor-the-story-2018. For more information, contact Erica Busillo either at (401) 455-8073 or ebusilloadams@provlib.org.

Keep your head up … and walk

The Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island will hold its “Keep Your Head Up” walk and run event on Saturday, May 5, at 8 a.m. at Goddard Memorial State Park, Ives Road, Warwick. The event will also feature a kids fun run, an obstacle course run, bicycle helmet distribution and fittings, vendor information booths and games. Registration costs $25 per person and $10 for the kids fun run. To register, visit my.racewire.com/athletes. For more information, contact Robyn Chapman either at (401) 228-3319 or robyn@biari.org.