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"Caps 4 Cancer"

Mar 28, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Stinnett Elementary School in Leslie County
Morgan Pugh a junior at Leslie County High School is hosting the first Caps and turbin making event for cancer patients, the community will be volunteering to help sew as many caps as possible.

Debbie Pugh 606-275-0287 or 606-374-3641

Dance To Remember for Alzheimer's

Apr 16, 2015 7:30 PM

Lyric Theatre, 300 E Third St, Lexington KY
A performance by local adult dance groups showcasing their unique styles of dance. Ticket prices are $20/person for performance only or $35/person for performance, VIP
reception and premium seating.

Lyric Theatre, 859-280-2218 or

A Round to Remember Golf Tournament

Mar 30, 2015 Registration: 10:30 AM Shotgun Start: 12:00 PM

Connemara Golf Course, Nicholasville, KY
Join us on Saturday, May 30 for the 4th Annual A Round to Remember Golf Tournament & Silent Auction at Connemara Golf Course. This event is produced by local golfer and Association supporter, Paul Bimschleger, in memory of his wife who had Alzheimer’s disease. Registration includes green fees, golf cart, lunch and goodie bag. All proceeds benefit the Greater Kentucky & Southern Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.

Lauren Ashley Pope at or (859) 266-5283

World Down Syndrome Day Celebration

Mar 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

North East Christian Church, 990 Star Shoot Parkway, Lexington, KY 40509
Join us as we celebrate our friends and loved ones with Down syndrome for World Down Syndrome Day! We will welcome David Egan, international speaker, self-advocate, athlete and employee, as our special guest for this exciting event. You will also enjoy food and special music as we join families, teachers, therapists, church leaders, coaches and other community members to celebrate. Please visit to register for this FREE event on our website calendar.

Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky, 859-494-7809,

The American Cancer Society's "Purses Pouts & Pearls" Ladies' Specialty Party Event

May 8, 2015 VIP Party - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Main Event - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Carrick House, Lexington, KY
a. Join us at the American Cancer Society's “Purses Pouts and Pearls” Ladies’ Specialty Party event on Friday, May 8, 2015, for a great night out for an even greater cause! Gather up the girls and join us for an entertaining evening out for women featuring great food, cocktails, a silent auction, and purse bingo with designer purses. As we come together to party for a cause, the American Cancer Society will continue to save lives and create more birthdays by helping people to stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back against a disease that has taken too many lives.

Meredith Moody, 859-260-8350,

Bourbon and the Bayou

Feb 6, 2015 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM

The Red Mile Round Barn
2nd Annual "Fat Friday" event to benefit Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lexington. Featuring delicious Mardi Gras-themed dining by Bayou Bluegrass Catering, live music, dancing, Bourbon tastings, and live and silent auctions. $100 per person.

Melynda Jamison, 859-246-4313

5th Annual Blazing Saddles Charity Open

Apr 3, 2015 - Apr 5, 2015 3rd - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 4th - 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM 5th - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Four Points Sheraton Lexington, KY
Steel Tip dart tournament benefiting the Wounded Warrior Program. For additional tourney info visit

Jason Hager

A Night of Comedy with Lee Cruse and Friends

Oleika Shrine Temple, 326 Southland Dr, Lexington, KY 40503
Join us for a evening of comedy!
The Oleika Shriners are hosting a benefit for the Shriners Hospital For Children's Transportation Fund September 13, 2014 at 8pm.
Tickets are $15 and available at the door or online ($14) at:

Featuring Lee Cruse and special guests.

Lee Cruse is a Featured act on Sirrius XM's Blue Collar radio.

Appeared with Jon Stewart of the Daily Show and Billy Gardell of Mike and Molly.

Lee hosts his own radio show weekdays on WVLK and has been Kentucky's morning television guy for 17 years on the top rated show in the state of Kentucky.

John Bourne, 859-221-4429; email:

Daffodils 2nd Annual Color Fun Run/Walk

Daffodils Boutique Parking Lot 165 W. Court Street, Prestonsburg, KY
5K Color Fun Run/Walk
Benefiting Hospice of the Bluegrass
Entry Fee Until 8/30=$25
Race day=$35
Students 17 and under $15
Kids ages 6 and under FREE

Kindra at Daffodils at 606-886-0007 or by emial
Kim Boggs at Hospice at 606-437-3700 or by email

11th Annual Magoffin County Community Day

Ramey Memorial Park, Salyersville KY
An annual event held in Salyersville that give local non-profit organizations to earn money and have it partially matched. Featuring Larry Sparks & the Lonesome Ramblers, Mountain Heart, Blue Highway, Adkins & Loudermilk, Turning Ground, Dixie Bridge Band, Hidden Still and Black Powder Express. Games for young and old alike. Food of all kinds. Twenty non-profit groups including Volunteer Fire Depts, DAV, Senior Citizens, Boy Scouts, Civil War Committee, etc.

Lana Blanton, 606-349-3131

Fishing for a Cause

Jacobson Park Boat Dock, Lexington, KY
Prizes, games, food & fun as we raise money for the Alzheimer's Association! $15 entry fee for adults or $20 per family. Prizes for biggest fish and most fish caught for age categories 12 and under, 13-17, adults 18-64 and adults 65+. Dinner included! Please contact Amber Lakin to register at or by calling 859-554-0060

Amber Lakin 859-554-0060 or

Walk for Down Syndrome

Heritage Hall 430 West Vine Street Lexington, Ky 40507
On Saturday, November 1, the Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky (DSACK) invites you to join the Walk for Down Syndrome in downtown Lexington, Ky. This annual event featuring silent and live auctions, raffle, and family-friendly activities including face and hair painting, music, dancing, inflatables and more will take place in Heritage Hall at the Lexington Convention Center. This is DSACK's major fundraiser of the year and also a time to celebrate individuals with Down syndrome, their families, friends and supporters from across our community. The 1.25 mile walk in downtown Lexington will raise funds to support DSACK's mission and raise awareness for individuals with Down syndrome living in Central and Eastern Kentucky. For more information, visit

Cost: $15 per person (includes tshirt)

Traci Brewer 859-806-8196

2nd Annual Guns vs. Hoses Charitable Basketball Game

Montgomery County High School Gymnasium - "The Barn"
The 2nd Annual Guns V/S Hoses Basketball Game for Charity planning is underway. Your local police officers from The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #56 and firefighters from Montgomery County Fire & EMS (IAFF Local #4805) will participate in a highly competitive and action packed game. The event will be played at Montgomery County High School gym, “The Barn”, on April 12th, 2014, with Tip-Off at 6:00 PM, doors open at 5:00 PM. In conjunction with the game there will be raffles (UK Autographed Sport Memorabilia / 50-50) , silent auctions (Cincinnati Reds Tickets), half court shots and other activities during the games and throughout the evening.

All funds generated from this charitable event will support local programs for each organization such as: Shop with a Cop, Scholarship(s) to graduating Montgomery County Senior(s), other events supported throughout the year by each organization as well as new to this year, The Tony Clayton Community Service Award, where a volunteer firefighter will be selected by his peers.

Jeffrey Jackson, 859-498-1318,

Cardinal Hill Inaugural Charity Shooting Event

May 18, 2013 8:00 A.M.

Blue Grass Sportmen’s League in Wilmore, Kentucky
Cardinal Hill Sporting Clays Charity Shoot, hosted by Blue Grass Sportsmen's League, is Saturday, May 18. The day begins at 8:00 a.m. and includes lunch and a silent auction. Grab a partner and join us for this inaugural event to benefit Cardinal Hill’s Adaptive Recreation program which offers current and previous patients various opportunities to engage in recreational activities.

To register go to and for more information check out

Boonesboro Lions Club Charity Poker Run

Jun 22, 2013 10:00 A.M.

2640 Ironworks Rd. (Hwy 15) @ Clark Energy - Winchester
Best Hand $100 Worst Hand $25.00 Door Prizes 50/50 Free Meal at end of ride Rider $25 Rider & Passenger $40 Includes Shirt and Hands All proceeds go to charities that our Club supports

Janet 808-1307 or Walter 808-1308

Yard Sale

Apr 20, 2013 8:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.

Dr. Shanna Couch Holiday's Dental Office Parking Lot in Hazard just above Food City
Delta Beta Sorority is having a huge yard sale on Sat., April 20, from 8 AM until Noon. Proceeds benefit charity.

Pat Lindon, 606-439-0791,

Guns & Hoses Charity Basketball Game

Mar 30, 2013 7:00 P.M.

Montgomery County High School
On Saturday, March 30th, there will be a charity basketball game in Mount Sterling, KY. The title of the event is Guns versus Hoses and it will put the members of the Mount Sterling Police Department/Montgomery County Sheriffs Office/Montgomery County Schools Police Department (Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 56) against the Montgomery County Fire & EMS (Montgomery County Professional Fire Fighters Association / IAFF Local #4805). The event will feature singing, door prizes, a auction for NCAA Final Four tickets in Atlanta Georgia, food, games for children and of course on court entertainment via a action packed basketball game. This is the first year for The Guns vs Hoses. The game tips off at 7:00 PM Saturday evening at Montgomery County High School. Entrance is $5.00 for all and 10 & under is free.

Jeffrey Jackson, 740-418-4668,

Delta Beta Yard Sale for Charity

Oct 13, 2012 8:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.

Dr. Shanna Couch Holliday's Dental Office in Hazard on Morton Blvd above Food City
Delta Beta Sorority is having a big Yard Sale, Sat., Oct. 13 from 8:00 AM until Noon at Dr. Shanna Couch Holliday's Dental Office parking lot located on Morton Blvd above Food City in Hazard. Proceeds go to charity

Pat Lindon 606-439-0791

#11 Chi Omega, Just Wish For It! Walking for Wishes

Sep 21, 2012 5pm

Eastern KY University Tom Samuels Track
Fun Walk with prizes, food, silent auction featuring NFL and NBA balls, entertainment, vendors, inflatables and much more fun!

Jessica Pope at 513/312-7142

Run For the Hills Charity Challenge 5K

Triangle Park, Downtown Hazard, Kentucky
A 5K Charity Challenge Run/Walk that follows a course in downtown, Hazard, Kentucky. 100% of registration fees remain in Perry County and can be designated to your favorite participating nonprofit partner!

Robin Gabbard
Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky
PO Box 310
Chavies, KY 41727

A Good Walk Spoiled

Andover Golf & Country Club
A Good Walk Spoiled is going to be a full day of events.

A Good Walk Spoiled Golf Scramble is designed to bring out the golf enthusiast who can't say no to a charity scramble.

On the other hand, A Good Walk Spoiled Evening Package is designed to bring out the light-hearted golfer (or non-golfer) who just wants to have a good time for a great cause. Whatever your cup of tea... plan to join us for a great time at Andover Golf & Country Club!

Charities to Benefit:
* The Boot Campaign
* Lex-Care
* Christian Appalachian Project

Lindsey Hickerson, 859.219.1006

Sunflower Kids 5th Annual Charity Golf Scramble and Silent Auction

Marriott Griffin Gate Lexington, KY
All proceeds benefit Sunflower Kids, a nonprofit organization. Our organization promotes the safety and well-being of children and their families by providing safe supervised visitation and monitored exchange services to families with a history of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, stalking, substance abuse, and mental health issues.

Sunflower Kids 859-268-0487

St. Jude Charity Ride

Best Western Holiday Plaza, Richmond, KY
Charity motorcycle ride to raise donations for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Vera Martin

Gayla Drving Center BBQ & Fundraiser

Gayla Driving Center 3329 Cynthiana Rd, Georgetown, KY
Great BBQ, live music by Delaney Ferry, silent auction, live-equine demonstrations, and games for kids. Proceeds to benefit Team Sterling, which is on the road to the World Driving Championships.

Carrie, (502) 863-5113

Lexington Businesses Helping Local Animal Shelters

Businesses across the area.
Shop at any of the 14+ local businesses listed on the COUPON and 10% of your purchase goes to local animal shelters! PRINT the coupon at

Swinging for a Cure Golf Memorial in honor of Albert McCowan

Kearney Hills Golf Course, Lexington, Ky.
The McCowan Family is teaming up with the ALS Association to host the first annual golf scramble and silent auction to raise money for a cure for ALS (better known as Lou Gejrig'Disease. Please help support us by registering for the golf event, sponsoring a hole, come see our silent auction item or just come out to have fun. For event details and registration go to

Angie McCowan-Bailey 859-492-371

Team TECO Relay for Life Bike Ride

East Ride High School (Pike Co.) Lick Creek, KY
5th Annual bike ride in memory of Warren Thomas Prater, who lost his battle with cancer. All proceeds go the the American Cancer Society.

Dottie Prater

Hazard's Got Talent Variety Show

Perry County Central High School
Hazard ARH is sponsoring a Variety Show to raise money for Relay for Life. The community is invited to watch a show of song, dance, pantomines, skits, etc. Admission is $10 with children 10 and under admitted free.

Helen Herald 439-6623

Devotion Lodge #160 F&AM 3rd Annual Charity Car Show

4085 Harrodsburg Road
Charity Car Show. Cars, Trucks, Rat Rods and Motorcycles are all welcome. Peoples choice awards to top in each class. Games, Food and Family Fun. Fun for all ages.

James Johnson

Charity Car Show

The Stage parking lot, Prestonsburg, KY
The Charity Car show will be held at the Stage Parking Lot in Prestonsburg, KY on Northlake Drive.
Free General Admission and a $15 entry fee for those who want to participate in the car show contests. This is not limited to just cars, trucks & bikes are welcome as well.
We will have concession all day and "open mic" Karaoke.
We will have prize raffles as well as the famous "50/50" ticket raffle. Show will start at Noon, judging at 2 and all winners announced at 3. ALL of the proceeds will benefit the Dumas Rescue. For more info, check us out on Facebook.

Concessions, Prizes. Fun For The Whole Family.

Laurel County Emergency Relief Event

Apr 21, 2012 2:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M.

South Laurel High School London, KY
Charity event benefiting East Bernstadt tornado victims. 100% of proceeds going to United Way for East Bernstadt families!

Admission: $5 donation.

Sponsor the event for as little as $100.00! (Company name will be listed on Charity t-shirts!)

Contact Martha 606-224-9399

Contact Martha 606-224-9399

Rock-n-Roll Relief Concert for Johnson County

The Sipp Theater, Paintsville, Kentucky
A benefit to raise money for our neighbors here in Johnson County, that were affected by the Tornado on March 12, 2012.

Marcus Cantrell
(606) 297-7754 home
(606) 367-3515 cell

Clay County Autism Awareness Walk

Manchester, KY
Join us as we march through Manchester proudly raising awareness on Autism in our community! Simply wear a blue shirt of any kind, join us in the parking lot at EKU, and walk with us to the Rawlings & Stinson Park.

Find out more about the event by visiting our facebook page.

Kevin Bowman (606) 599-8917

Pass the Backpack

Williamsburg Independent School System
We are currently taking up donations of school supplies for the students in the Morgan County School System. If you would like to make a donation please contact Georgette Vanover at (606)261-4453.

Georgette Vanover

Washington County Autism Fair

River of Life Church 1255 Hwy 555 Springfield, Ky 40069
Autism Fair. There will be Autism Informational Booths, Free food, Free Kid Festivities, Free GIft Bags, and a Huge Silent Auction. Silent Auction will have items ranging from a Free Night at The Castle on Versailles Rd, Golf Packages, Hotel Stays, Dinner and Movies, Crafts, Themed Gift Baskets, Keeneland package, and much more.

Melody McClain 859-293-1352 / 859-375-5575




JOE MORGENSON 859-985-1711 OR 859-200-8350
DAVID JOHNS 859-248-0961

Alzheimer's Association Making Memories 2012

The Carrick House
A Night on Bourbon Street

Come join us for a night of festivities that includes live music, heavy hors d’ oeuvres, bourbon tastings from Kentucky distillers along with both live and silent auctions. This year, we’re auctioning off a trip to New Orleans including airfare and a 3 night stay in the luxurious Renaissance Pere Marquette where you can have your very own Night on Bourbon Street! Funds raised will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Greater KY chapter and will go towards funding our 24 hour helpline, family caregiver workshops, advocacy, support groups, referral services and more.

Amber Lakin
859.266.5283 ext. 1312

Central KY Heart Walk

Commonwealth Stadium
Please join the American Heart Association in the fight against Kentucky's #1 and #3 killers, heart disease and stroke, at the 2012 Central Kentucky Heart Walk. The walk is the largest fund-raising event for the American Heart Association and promotes physical activity and heart healthy living in a fun family environment. Donations to the Heart Walk fund local education, advocacy and research including 15 million dollars in cardiovascular research funded locally over the past 10 years.

For more information, visit the Heart Walk website:

Jennifer Ebert

Lexington Woman's Club "Bids For Kids"

Mar 17, 2012 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Embassy Suites, 1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY
Luncheon, Fashion Show, Bake Sale, Raffles, Auctions Proceedes benefit our Clothing Center, Scholarship Programs, and other Charitable Projects

Dee Schweikle

Kappa Delta Shamrock

Mar 24, 2012 9:00 am

The University of Kentucky chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority will be holding our annual philanthropy event of a Shamrock brunch, 5K and kid's one mile run at Keeneland. The money raised from the event will go toward Prevent Child Abuse America and The Nest in Lexington, KY.

Paige Newsom

Berea Health Ministry, Inc., Rural Health Clinic, 8th Annual Spring Prayer Brunch

Mar 17, 2012 10:00 A.M.

Berea Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
Prayer Brunch and Silent Auction fundraiser promoting awareness for the ministry that serves those in Madison and surrounding counties that are uninsured, underinsured and underserved.

Cappie Parsons (859) 986-1274

Free Concert Benefit by Joe & Stacy Isaacs & Mountain Bluegrass Band

Feb 25, 2012 6:00 PM

Bread of Life Assembly of God, 1705 Jennifer Rd, Lexington
Free Concert/Benefit for Honor Guard at Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Wilbur White - 859-396-5123
Lee White - 859-533-3963

Noahs Ark Consignment Sale

Mar 15, 2012 5.30pm

Eastside Baptist Church, Richmond, Kentucky
Babies, Children, Juniors, Maternity, Shoes, Nursery items, Toys and more. All items carefully inspected. Profits from sale go to families and organizations in our community.
Seller registration is now open for more information visit Sellers and volunteers also needed and can shop early before start of sale.

Contact Sarah Howard (859) 358 7346.

Kiwanis of Richmond Annual TV/Radio Auction

Feb 11, 2012 9 a.m. to 5 p.m

Richmond City Hall
40th Annual Radio/TV auction with proceeds to benefit Richmond/Madison County Children activities. Local business's donated items to include two vehicles. Will be broadcast on WEKY 1340 am and Local Gov. Cable Channel

Glynn Tucker, 859 625-0876

Be Mine Bake Sale and Gifts, to benefit Scott County Humane Society

Feb 11, 2012 10a.m. to 4p.m.

Scott County Humane Society Center in the Indian Acres Shopping Center, 751 Slone Drive, Georgetown, KY 40324
Come to our "Be Mine Bake Sale and Gifts" and find sweet delights for that sweetheart in your life! Cupid's bakers will have a great assortment of scrumptious baked goods, chocolates and candies, and wonderful gifts for sale will be at your fingertips. Adoptable pets will also be there - waiting to hear "Will you be mine?"

For more information, visit

Julia Meister-Musgrave, SCHS Development and Marketing Specialist

Krispy Kreme Challenge

Apr 15, 2012 10:00 am

Commonwealth Stadium- 1540 University Drive, Lexington, KY 40502
The 3nd Annual Krispy Kreme Challenge hosted by the University of Kentucky Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter is a 5K race that begins at the University of Kentucky's Commonwealth Stadium and gently winds through a 3.1 mile course that ends back at the stadium. For runners in the “Challenger” division this unique race has a one hour time limit and the challenge is to cross the finish line after eating a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts at the half way mark of the race. This year’s 5K race will once again feature a “Competitive” division where runners will forego the doughnuts and simply run a timed 5K race. All proceeds from the Krispy Kreme Challenge 5K will benefit Lexington Habitat for Humanity.

Megan Meserve

Kiwanis Club of Richmond Annual Auction

Feb 11, 2012 10AM-4PM

Richmond City Hall
Annual Radio/TV auction with proceeds to benefit Richmond/Madison County Children activities. Local business's donated items to include two vehicles. Will be broadcast on WEKY 1340 am and Local Gov. Cable Channel

Glynn Tucker, 859 625-0876

Cameron's 5k Run/Walk for a CURE

May 12, 2012 7:00 AM

Ashland Central Park
This event is to raise money for the MPS society. All proceeds go to The National MPS Society. This organization exists to find cures for MPS and related diseases.

Julie Mollett

2nd Annual Jordan Light Foundation Charity Dinner

Oct 15, 2011 TBA

Ramada Inn of Paintsville, Ky
The Jordan Light Foundation, Inc. has completed one year inception and are proud to announce that the organization has been able to assist over 50 families in the past year. As many are aware, the foundation was organized after the death of our precious seven year old Jordan. Jordan was such a wonderful blessing during his seven years here on Earth. He has taught us many life lessons that will forever change us spiritually and emotionally.

Jordan underwent four major brain surgeries, 63 treatments of radiation and oral chemotherapy prior to losing the battle. As we spent many long nights in three different Ronald McDonald Houses and at different Children Hospitals, from Cincinnati, St. Jude, and finally Lucille Packard, Stanford University, CA it was apparent that there was a huge need for assistance with expenses that insurance companies did not cover. We would see family after family struggling with the emotional, financial and spiritual needs that come with the experience of a medical crisis.
The mission of the Jordan Light Foundation Inc. is to provide awareness, support, and funding for families with a financial medical crisis. Applications may be taken over the phone or online at

A Charity Dinner to benefit The Jordan Light Foundation will be held on
October 15, 2011 at the Ramada Inn of Paintsville, Ky. We are expecting 250 guests who will purchase pre-sold tickets for $100.00 each. During this event, guests will receive dinner, along with live entertainment, and door prizes. New this year will be a silent auction. Last year’s event was a great success, raising almost $10,000 for the Foundation.

We are requesting that you consider our foundation as part of your charitable giving for this year by purchasing a ticket for this exciting upcoming event or a table of 8 for an organization. The organization will be honorably mentioned at the Event, as well as in several local newspapers/press releases carrying the Event.

Help support this LOCAL non -profit organization, all donations are tax deductible. Please contact me at the above numbers or contact the event coordinator, Karen Sergent at 606-793-2735 for further information.

Karen Sergent at 606-793-2735


May 7, 2011 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

805 North Maple Street Winchester, KY
The ARTS & CRAFTS FOR A CURE FESTIVAL will be held at 805 North Maple Street in Winchester, Saturday, May 7, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. The event will include fun for the entire family: Festival shopping, great food, drawings, live entertainment, and cruise-in for a cure. Bring your cars, trucks, and motorcycles. All vendor booth rental fees are 100% donated to the American Cancer Society!

Dawn Day