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DIAH on Wheels, a new charitable organization founded by Dr. Lynne Flood, owner of Daniel Island Animal Hospital, is partnering with Berkeley Seniors to provide a pet food bank and veterinary care to animals of seniors in need in the Cainhoy and Huger area.
The goal is to address public health issues by providing pet care services. Pets benefit the elderly by providing them companionship while also keeping them happy and active. DIAH on Wheels will provide pet food and supplies, vaccinations, medicine for sick animals, and spays and neuters.
Flood has been practicing veterinary medicine for 21 years and opened Daniel Island Animal Hospital in 2004. She recently completed a certification in gerontology.
The Alley Charleston is hosting the first So You Thought You Could Spell spelling bee at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 to raise awareness about Be a Mentor, which matches children with mentors in the Charleston area. The free event will feature local celebrities and community leaders spelling words in front of a live audience.
Writer and humor blogger Bryce Donovan will lead the bee and participants include Colleen Condon of Charleston County Council, Ayoka Lucas, stylist, blogger and Charleston Fashion Week director, Steve Palmer of Indigo Road Group, Chris Frasier of Charleston County School District, Stephanie Barna of Charleston City Paper and Darcy Shankland of Charleston magazine.
Pinewood Preparatory School is hosting the 15th annual Pinewood Prep Golf Classic on Sept. 27 at Legend Oaks Golf Club in Summerville. Proceeds from this year’s tournament will go toward technology, athletic equipment, science hardware and the school’s library.
The event will begin with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Teams will play 18 holes of golf, with snacks, beverages and games on the field, followed by a luncheon hosted by Epicure Catering. Prizes will be awarded to the top five teams.
Registration is $300 for a foursome and $75 for an individual. Register online or by calling 843-376-0142, ext. 2003.
Sunrise Bistro, at 1797 Main Road on Johns Island, is hosting a benefit Sept. 19 for Sam Lee, the 2-year-old son of College of Charleston communications professor Mike Lee, who was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Ollier’s disease at the age of 10 months and was diagnosed this summer with a large, inoperable brain tumor.
The restaurant will offer seatings at 6 and 8 p.m. The menu includes jumbo lump crab cake and salad, with buttermilk fried chicken, grouper or filet of beef, and for dessert, Sam’s favorite: a vanilla cupcake with milk chocolate buttercream frosting. Cost is $60 per person for four courses. Reservations are required; call 910-538-6646.