Helping Out highlights some of the many charitable events and activities going on in the Charleston area. Submissions should be sent to email@example.com.
The third annual Super Scary SUP Race will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 26 at 83 Center St. on Folly Beach. The afterparty is 3 p.m.-5 p.m. at Surf Bar, 103 W. Cooper Ave. on Folly Beach. SUP boards will be available for rent and preregistration opens at 11 a.m. There are categories for elite races, recreational, kids and dogs. A portion of the proceeds from the event benefit Salty Kidz. Register in advance at www.charlestonsupsafaris.com.
|School supply drive from Republic Garden & Lounge(Photo/Starr SE Photography)|
Republic Garden & Lounge recently held a school supply drive during its Pink and Gold Party, and supplies were donated to the Youth Power Initiative Program. More than 80 families received book bags filled with paper, notebooks, folders, pens and more in the Murray Hill community of North Charleston. The organization helps inner-city and rural-area youth through life skills training, positive mentoring, job training and placement, and healthy lifestyles through sports.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Maverick Southern Kitchens’ restaurants are asking guests to “Drink Pink” during October. Maverick Southern Kitchens will donate $1 for each glass of Segura Viudas Sparkling Rosé purchased at any of its restaurants in Charleston — Slightly North of Broad, High Cotton and the Old Village Post House — to support breast cancer research at the Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC.
The Inaugural Charleston National Veterans Day Run is set for 10 a.m. Nov. 9 at James Island County Park. The event benefits the Folds of Honor Foundation, which offers scholarships and other assistance to the spouses and children of soldiers killed or disabled in the line of duty. A family friendly afterparty follows the race with food, music and featuring local veterans’ organizations. Register online.
The Roper St. Francis Ryan White Program will host its fifth annual AIDS Walk and Red Ribbon 5K on Saturday at Hampton Park in Charleston. The event will raise funds and increase awareness about HIV/AIDS in the Lowcountry. South Carolina ranks eighth nationally in the number of reported AIDS cases, and in 2012 there were more than 2,300 cases of HIV/AIDs reported in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties. The Ryan White Program at Roper St. Francis provided comprehensive medical care to 610 patients last year, and the program enrolls about 100 new patients annually. Registration for the 5K is $30 and registration for the walk event is $20. Register online or the day of the race beginning at 8 a.m.
Local nonprofit the Green Heart Project is joining Treehouse Productions in conjunction with Taco Boy’s Neighbor-to-Neighbor initiative, which benefits local nonprofits that are positively influencing the health and well being of children in the Charleston community. The event is 8 p.m. Friday at Taco Boy downtown with music from local bluegrass band Dunderchief followed by Pick’n’Roll from 9 p.m.-11 p.m. The event is free, and 5% of restaurant sales will benefit the Green Heart Project as it integrates school farms as outdoor classrooms in an effort to teach students the virtues of hard work, respect and success and reiterate classroom curriculum while connecting students and volunteers to locally grown produce.
The 15th annual James Island Connector Run will be Nov. 2 at Cannon Park in downtown Charleston. This is the one time a year pedestrians and bikers can legally cross the Connector. Participants have the option of a 5/10k walk or run, or a 10k bike ride over the Connector.
The postrace party will include food, live music and a beer garden. The first 1,000 finishers will receive a commemorative medal. Online registration is open through Oct. 31. All proceeds from the event will fund scholarships through the Gavalas-Kolanko Foundation, which helps students with disabilities reach their secondary educational goals.
Fish, 442 King St., is hosting its “Pink Your Drink” happy hour from 4:30p.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 23. The event supports the Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program at the Hollings Cancer Center. Guests in the dining room and Fish bar will enjoy live music, a pink-ribbon inspired cocktail and giveaways. Throughout the night, Fish will donate $1 from every Pink Your Drink cocktail or glass of pink bubbles and wine to MUSC’s breast cancer program.
Broadway’s Patti LuPone will headline Charleston Stage's benefit performance dinner and gala on Thursday at the Dock Street Theatre. Tickets are $250 and can be purchased at www.charlestonstage.com. A reception is at 6:45 p.m. and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m. LuPone will perform songs from her legendary Broadway roles, including Evita, Gypsy and Funny Girl. Proceeds from the gala benefit Charleston Stage's New Horizons Initiatives, which aim to secure guest actors from New York, engage guest scenic and costume designers from around the country, and expand its professional resident acting company.
The Eclectic Chef is hosting a three-course dinner for people and their pooches. Dine with your Dog is 6p.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 19 at 125 Central Ave. in Summerville. Tickets are $30 each and proceeds benefit the Francis R. Willis SPCA in Summerville. Reservations are required; call 843-821-7733.