By: Herald Staff Report, Grand Forks Herald
- Heart Walk: Grand Forks will host its second annual Heart Walk at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Alerus Center. The event is a call-to-action for active, year-round walking to prevent heart disease and stroke, an American Heart Association news release said. To register, log on to www.greatergrandforksheartwalk.org; contact Stacy Duncan, (701) 212-3995, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Choice Financial 10K Fun Run/Walk: The Choice Financial Youth Scholarship Fund, to help children with financial constraints to gain access to Choice Health & Fitness and the Altru Y Family Center, will have its Choice Financial 10K Fun Run/Walk beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at 4501 S. Washington St. The event aims to reverse the trend toward childhood obesity. To register, log on to www.visitgrandforks.com/main.php/eventplannerform_login, and type in username: choice; and password: funrun. Once logged in, there are full event and registration details. Info: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org; (701) 738.4300.
- Tour de Forks Bike Ride/Walk: The Tour de Forks Bike Ride/Walk for the Altru Breast Cancer Coalition will begin at noon Sunday, with registration at Lincoln Drive Park, Grand Forks. The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. To register or for more information, visit Altru Cancer Center or log on to altru.org/pink.
- Benefit for Minot flood victims: A dinner benefit for Paster John Streccius and his family is set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at First Lutheran Church, Hoople, N.D. Streccius served First Lutheran in Hoople from 1993 to 1999 and currently is pastor at Zion Lutheran Church of Minot. He and his wife and five children lost their Minot home to flooding and are living with friends. To contribute, send donations to: First Lutheran Church, Box 110, Hoople, ND 58243.
- Bring Back the Magic telethon: The Minot Area Community Foundation leadership and volunteer partners are planning a Bring Back the Magic telethon to raise $1 million for Minot-area flood victims. All telethon costs have been underwritten, allowing all proceeds to go to the Minot Area Recovery Fund. The telethon will be from 7 p.m. to midnight Monday at Ann Nicole Nelson Hall in Old Main, Minot State University, and will be aired on major television and cable networks and radio outlets in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. Info: (701) 852-0646; www.centerforcommunitygiving.com/.
- Walk for Suicide Prevention: Altru’s Walk for Suicide Prevention is set for 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 18 in Lincoln Park in Grand Forks to raise funds to support suicide prevention and provide a forum for family and friends to remember those who have died from suicide. All participants are encouraged to donate and seek donations. Info: altru.org/suicideprevention/; Mike, (701) 780-3451; Brenda, (701) 741-9510; Sheila, (218) 289-3212.
- Warroad Pancake Breakfast: A pancake breakfast to benefit the Warroad Senior Nutrition Program is set for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 18 in the Warroad (Minn.) Area Community Center. The menu: Scrambled eggs, sausage links, juice and coffee. Info: Betty Mohrbacher, (218) 386-4403.
- Greg Rose Benefit: A Baked Potato Bar, Silent Auction and Bake Sale Benefit is set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 24 in St. John’s Catholic Church in Grafton for Greg Rose, who has multiple sclerosis and lives at Lutheran Sunset Home. The benefit will help raise funds toward the purchase of a specially equipped van and portable ramp. Rose is married to Sandy Welsh Rose. Donations also can be made to: NDAD/Greg Rose, 2660 S. Columbia Road, Grand Forks, ND 58201. All donations are tax deductible.