Fall Charity Events and Awareness in the Greater St. Louis Area

St. Louis is a community of giving people. When a need arises or a cause is out there, they respond, evidenced by Brett Hull’s call to help with Cystic Fibrosis recently.  More than $74,500 was raised to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on August 28 at Brett Hull’s Junction House Charity Golf Tournament at Bear Creek Golf Club in Wentzville, MO.  Brett Hull, St Louis Blues legend and NHL 1st Ballot Hall-Of-Famer, served as the event’s honorary chairman and played in the 4-Man Step-Aside Scramble Tournament which attracted 144 golfers.

“I want to thank each and every one of the sponsors, donors, players, and volunteers who made this sold-out event even possible,” said Brett Hull.  “I’m so proud to be part of an event that because of everyone in the community’s help, generosity, and continued support, we were able to help the foundation continue making strides in adding new tomorrows for all of the kids out there being affected by Cystic Fibrosis.”

For more information on Cystic Fibrosis, visit the Gateway Chapter of The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at https://www.CFF.org/gateway/.

Hull is not the only one stepping up with charity events this fall. It seems like there is a lot of “awareness” going on in the Fall and we want to be sure you know about what is going on in the charity world in St. Louis. We will list a few of the events going on that we know of and then after this list, readers will find a complete list of health-related organizations with “awareness” campaigns in the fall. To find out more about them, click on the links provided.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and for more information about our charity Rainbows for Kids CLICK HERE.

It is also Suicide Prevention Month. This is a big one because it can actually overlap with the other ones. Sometimes when someone gets a bad diagnosis or a loved one does they think of ending their life but we want to remind you of all the great trials going on and cures being discovered every day. There is so much to live for. This is why the suicide prevention group calls it’s walk “Out of the Darkness”—if you are in a dark place, do all you can to either change your circumstances or your attitude about them.

Another major charity hoping to bring attention to their cause is the Alzheimer’s Association and there is a full list of towns in Missouri and when they will be doing their Alzheimers’walks.

Here is our list and if you would like to see anything added, please bring it to our attention by emailing us at stlsportspage@gmail.com.

SEPTEMBER

Prostrate Cancer- The Zero Prostrate Cancer run

Sat, Sep 11, 8:25 AM

Sons of Rest Shelter
For information: CLICK HERE. https://support.zerocancer.org/site/TR/RunWalk/RunWalk21;jsessionid=00000000.app334a?fr_id=2392&pg=entry&NONCE_TOKEN=6B5B5FD161B84411D825D8BF0099F047

 

Gateway Paralyzed Veterans of America

https://www.bikesignup.com/Race/Donate/MO/StLouis/GatewayPVA5k1mileRunWalkandRoll

Sun, Sep 12, 4 – 10 AM

Tower Grove Park
4257 Northeast Dr, St. Louis, MO

 

Suicide Prevention

Date: 09/26/2021
Location: Creve Coeur Lake Park, Tremayne Pavilion 
Registration: 8:00 am
Event Time: 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The St. Louis Suicide Prevention “Out of the Darkness Community Walks are  moving forward with plans for a fall walk  2021. The organization says the health and safety of participants, staff and volunteers will be their top priorities as they work with local authorities to make decisions about event details, and they willl continue to offer options to participate online and in your neighborhood.

Now, more than ever, it’s important to be there for one another and take steps to safeguard our mental health and prevent suicide.

Register today to stay up to date on the latest news and announcements for the St. Louis Walk.  #TogetherToFightSuicide

Registration is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted until December 31st. To Register: https://supporting.afsp.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=7440&utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=NewsfeedAD&utm_campaign=Walk-FY22&fbclid=IwAR2CkXmIz0I6OpK7eVznWt19lfT7tJ53BSMb9npuRYUWR-6-c7GU-msMxWM

Huntington’s Disease

The Missouri Chapter of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) will host the St. Louis Team Hope Walk on Saturday, September 18th at 10:00 AM (CST) at Tilles Park. All proceeds support HDSA’s mission to improve the lives of people affected by Huntington’s disease (HD) and their families.

“In 2020, I saw hope tested and I saw hope prevail because of the remarkable optimism that resides with HD families,” Doug Giest, Event Coordinator. “That is why I am humbled, excited, and hopeful for the amazing achievements we will have in 2021. “Let us come together as friends and as family to make 2021 a wonderful year!”

Team Hope is HDSA’s largest national grassroots fundraising event, which takes place in over 100 cities across the U.S. and has raised more than $20 million for HD since its inception in 2007. Thousands of families, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and communities walk together each year to support HDSA’s mission to improve the lives of people affected by HD and their families.

For more information about the event, please contact Peggy Cribbin (pcribbin@hdsa.org, 314-293-4359) and Doug Giest (missouri@walkforhd.org, 316-200-0684). Online registration and donation can be found at hdsa.org/thwstl   HDSA’s Team Hope Walk Program is nationally sponsored by Genentech and Teva Pharmaceuticals.

 

St. Jude’s Hospital

Run/Walk for St. Judes. https://m.facebook.com/events/174284258040142

Sat, Sep 25, 7:30 AM

Ballpark Village
601 Clark Ave, St. Louis, MO

 

OCTOBER

Leukemia and Lymphoma’s Light the Night SAT OCT 16, 2021

https://www.lightthenight.org/events/st-louis

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk funds treatments that are saving the lives of patients today. LLS is making cures happen by providing patient support services, advocating for lifesaving treatments and pioneering the most promising cancer research anywhere. And it’s all happening now. Not someday, but today. Each year friends, families and coworkers form teams to raise money in support of our mission.

Donations can be mailed into the St. Louis Office PO Box below:
LLS – St. Louis
P.O. Box 772354
Detroit, MI 48277

Questions? Contact the St. Louis Light The Night team:

Jane Smith – 314-590-2236 – jane.smith@lls.org

NOVEMBER

To Benefit ALS.

https://www.stlvolunteer.org/opportunity/a0C4W00000fUw8PUAS

Sun, Nov 7, 5:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Forest Park
5595 Grand Dr, St. Louis, MO

According to Healthline.com these are the health-related organizations wanting to raise awareness this month (September):

September

Register today for Local “Walk to End Alzheimers”

Belleville Area, IL 10/02/2021
Branson, MO 10/09/2021
Camdenton, MO 09/25/2021
Cape Girardeau, MO 10/09/2021
Centralia, IL 09/18/2021
Columbia, MO 10/30/2021
Cottleville, MO 09/25/2021
Edwardsville, IL 09/12/2021
Farmington, MO 10/16/2021
Hannibal, MO 09/18/2021
Jefferson City, MO 10/10/2021
Jefferson County – Arnold, MO 10/16/2021
Joplin, MO 10/02/2021
Kirksville, MO 10/02/2021
Lincoln County, MO 10/09/2021
Macon, MO 09/18/2021
Poplar Bluff, MO 10/02/2021
Rolla, MO 10/23/2021
Sedalia, MO 09/11/2021
Springfield, MO 09/25/2021
St. Louis, MO 10/23/2021
Washington, MO 09/11/2021

 

 

 

 

 

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