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Upcoming fundraisers, week of March 23

March 25, 2016
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Upcoming fundraisers include:

* Touch a Truck fundraiser is April 2

A family friendly event where kids of all ages can explore and ask questions about their favorite vehicles is set for Sunday, April 2, to benefit the National Fragile X Foundation.

Attendees will get a close, hands-on look at numerous vehicles, including a Cape Coral Police Mobile Command Unit, Lee County Emergency Medical Ambulance, moving and tow trucks, and a Police swat vehicle, just to name a few.

All participants at the event to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (horn free hour 9-10 a.m. for those with sensitive ears) in the Cape Coral Veterans Museum Parking lot will receive a truck passport, and can visit the designated locations for a chance to win a prize.

Also featured will be a stage with entertainment, health and safety exhibitors, local vendors and sponsors. Tickets will be available for children's activities such as a duck pond, face painting, and crafts and also for a charity basket raffle.

Admission is free and parking is available at Club Square, Iguana Mia, and Winn-Dixie parking lots. Parent supervision is required, and cameras are "highly recommended."

This event was inspired by Ethan, the event coordinators' 4-year-old, truck-loving, grandson who is affected by Fragile X syndrome. Fragile X is a genetic condition that causes intellectual disability, behavioral and mental health issues, and developmental and language delays. Net proceeds from the 2016 Cape Coral Touch a Truck event will benefit the National Fragile X Foundation.

The event facebook page is facebook.com/CapeCoralTouchaTruck

The museum is at 4820 Leonard St.

* Night for Life IX to aid transplant fund

The Night for Life IX fundraiser will be held on April 11 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers.

Entertainment will feature The Del Prados, as well as a performance by the cast of "Funny Girl."

There will be silent and Chinese auctions, with the items to include original art, jewelry, golf packages, boat trips, vacations, dinners, services, unique gifts and more.

The event benefits the Fletcher Trust Fund, which assists transplant recipients and those waiting for transplants.

Cost is $35 or $50 for VIP seating and includes a buffet dinner. For tickets call David, 560-3401. For more information, visit organsupport.org .

* Wrap the Cape in Purple to benefit Relay for Life

Team Friends is selling large purple bows as a fundraiser for the Cape Coral Relay for Life to be held in South Cape on Saturday, April 23, from noon to midnight at Four Freedoms Park

Relay Purple Bows are $3 each or 2 for $5. Buy your bows, display them at your business or home. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.

To purchase bows contact:

Linda Biondi or Gloria Tate at Raso Realty

4812 Cape Coral Street

Cape Coral, FL 33904

239-542-2254

Cash or make checks payable to: Team Friends

 
 
 

 

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