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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Sun, Sep 12, 4 – 10 AM
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
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 (email@example.com, 314-293-4359) and Doug Giest (firstname.lastname@example.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
Leukemia and Lymphoma’s Light the Night SAT OCT 16, 2021
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 – email@example.com
To Benefit ALS.
Sun, Nov 7, 5:30 AM – 12:00 PM
According to Healthline.com these are the health-related organizations wanting to raise awareness this month (September):
- Blood Cancer Awareness Month with multiple organizations
- Childhood Cancer Awareness Month with the American Childhood Cancer Organization
- Healthy Aging Month with Healthy Aging Magazine
- National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month with the American Foundation for Women’s Health and the American Heart Association
- National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month with the American College of Sports Medicine
- National Cholesterol Education Month with the CDCTrusted Source and American College of Cardiology
- National Food Safety Education Month with the CDCTrusted Source and U.S. Department of Agriculture
- National ITP Awareness Month with the International ITP Alliance
- National Pediculosis Prevention Month/Head Lice Prevention Month with the National Pediculosis Association
- National Recovery Month with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- National Sickle Cell Month with the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America
- National Yoga Awareness Month with multiple organizations
- Newborn Screening Awareness Month with the Health Resources and Services Administration
- Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month with the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
- Pain Awareness Month with the American Chronic Pain Association
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Month with the National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association
- Prostate Cancer Awareness Month with the Men’s Health Network and the Prostate Cancer Foundation
- Sepsis Awareness Month with the Sepsis Alliance
- Sexual Health Awareness Month with the American Sexual Health Association
- Sports Eye Safety Month with multiple organizations
- World Alzheimer’s Month with Alzheimer’s Disease International
Register today for Local “Walk to End Alzheimers”
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- National Suicide Prevention Week (Sept. 5–11) with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and other organizations
- World Suicide Prevention Day (Sept. 10) with the International Association for Suicide Prevention
- National Folic Acid Awareness Week (Sept. 12–18) with the National Birth Defects Prevention Network
- National Celiac Disease Awareness Day (Sept. 13) with Beyond Celiac
- World Sepsis Day (Sept. 13) with multiple organizations
- National School Backpack Awareness Day (Sept. 15) with the American Occupational Therapy Association
- National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (Sept. 18) with The AIDS Institute
- Usher Syndrome Awareness Day (Sept. 18) with the Usher Syndrome Coalition
- Sport Purple for Platelets Day (Sept. 24) with the Platelet Disorder Support Association
- World Rabies Day (Sept. 28) with the Global Alliance for Rabies Control
- National Women’s Health and Fitness Day (Sept. 29) with the WIC Works Resource System
- World Heart Day (Sept. 29) with the World Heart Federation