Philanthropy Calendar, Sept. 18, 2019

ATTENDEES MINGLE during last year's Foster Forward annual gala. This year's gala, themed
ATTENDEES MINGLE during last year's Foster Forward annual gala. This year's gala, themed "Under the Sea," will be held Sept. 20 at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston. / COURTESY FOSTER FORWARD

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Ending Alzheimer’s

The Rhode Island chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will hold four Walks to End Alzheimer’s events across Rhode Island in September and October. Two events have already taken place. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walks commence at 10 a.m. Two walks have already taken place. The remaining two walks will be held:

  • Sunday, Sept. 22, at Fred Benson Town Beach, 7 Corn Neck Road, New Shoreham.
  • Sunday, Oct. 6, at Roger Williams Park, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence.

The walks are part of the organization’s largest annual event to help raise funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Participants can register as individuals or be part of a team. Minimum fundraising in order to participate is $100. For more information and to register, visit

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Home sweet home

South County Habitat for Humanity will hold An Evening of Music fundraiser on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. at Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Road, South Kingstown. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Narrow River Band will perform for a good cause. Tickets cost $20 and all proceeds will benefit the construction of a home for a family in need. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

On the links

The Compass School will hold its third annual Golf Outing on Friday, Sept. 20, beginning at 1 p.m. at Meadow Brook Golf Course, 163 Kingstown Road, Richmond. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and the scramble format will commence at 1 p.m. There will also be raffle prizes being awarded and a dinner to follow the tournament. Registration costs $125 per golfer and $490 for a foursome. Tickets for the dinner only cost $25 for adults and $10 for children. Proceeds raised from the event will support the school’s annual community dance and improvements to the campus. For more information and to register, visit

Serving up aces

The Well: A Center for Hope & Healing, a Bridgewater, Mass.-based nonprofit that offers individuals and families mental health and holistic services, will hold its Charity Tennis Tournament on Friday, Sept. 20, from 5:30-10 p.m. at Edgewood Pool & Tennis Club, 266 Pleasant St., Raynham. The co-ed doubles tournament will play four sets and offer two divisions – the “Just for Fun” division and the “Competitive” division. There will also be a hospitality tent with music, food and alcoholic beverages. Registration costs $50 per player and $25 per spectator. All proceeds will support The Well. A rain date for the event is Friday, Sept. 27. For more information and to register, visit

‘Sea’ side

Foster Forward, an East Providence-based nonprofit offering support for families and children in foster care, will hold its annual gala, themed “Under the Sea,” on Friday, Sept. 20, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, 60 Rhodes Place, Cranston. Cocktails will be offered, followed by dinner, dancing and live entertainment. There will also be live and silent auctions. Tickets cost $150, with all the proceeds benefiting the nonprofit. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Feeling super

A Wish Come True Inc., a nonprofit offering wishes to children battling life-threatening illnesses and their families, will hold its inaugural Heroes Walk/Run on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Warwick City Park, 185 Asylum Road, Warwick. The superhero-themed event invites participants of all ages to dress as their favorite superhero. The event will also have refreshments, food, games and raffles. Registration costs $25 for participants ages 14 and older and $10 for children ages 13 and younger. Participants can also form teams of three to five for $100. Each additional team member costs $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 14 and younger. A rain date will be Sunday, Sept. 22. For more information and to register, visit

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