Upcoming Events

October 22
The “Swing for a Cure” Golf Classic
The “Swing for a Cure” Golf Classic will be held on October 22nd at the Country Club of Arkansas to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.The predicted CF median survival age is now nearly 37 years, and more than 40 percent of patients are age 18 or older. Despite advances in CF research and care, a cure has not been found for cystic fibrosis, which affects approximately 30,000 people in the United States. For more info, call Jennifer L. Maune at 371-0233 or visit www.arkansas.cff.org

October 26
St. Joseph’s Mercy Health Center will host its sixth annual “In the Pink” luncheonon Friday, Oct. 26 in the Hot Springs Convention Center’s Horner Hall, benefitting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Activities at the noon luncheon include a fashion show, drawings for door prizes and donated items and singing entertainment from Miss Arkansas Katie Bailey. The fashion show will feature local physicians as escorts and models who are breast cancer survivors. Breast cancer survivor Sister Liz Koehler, RSM will initiate the event’s festivities with an opening prayer and radio personality Dick Antoine will serve as the master of ceremonies. Tickets for this year’s “In the Pink” luncheon are $25 and may be purchased through the Mercy Women’s Center onSt. Joseph’s medical campus. For ticket information, please call (501) 622-2277.

Celebration for 31st Annual Festival of Trees
Ticket sales are underway for the 31st annual CARTI Auxiliary Festival of Trees, a three-day holiday celebration and fundraiser for the Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute scheduled for November 15-17 at the Clear Channel Metroplex Event Center in Little Rock. With a Festival theme of “Merry and Bright,” the CARTI Auxiliary Festival of Trees serves as an umbrella title for a slate of six individual events all centered around seasonal celebrations benefiting the statewide network of radiation therapy providers. “The holidays are meant to be merry and bright, and you can’t get much merrier or much brighter than the Festival of Trees,” says event chair Heather Vaughan.
Since its debut, the CARTI Auxiliary Festival of Trees has evolved from an affair measured in hours into an Arkansas holiday tradition marked by days and has raised in excess of $3 million for CARTI and the cancer patients of Arkansas. More than 40 elaborately decorated trees once again serve as the focal point of the festival, which offers attendees daily opportunities to “Stroll through the Forest” to view trees which vary from the elegantly attired to the whimsically clever.
“Stroll Through the Forest” times are scheduled for: Thursday, November 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Friday, November 16, 1:30-4 p.m.; and Saturday, November 17, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Ticket prices for “Stroll Through the Forest” are $5 for adults and $3 for children. Children ages two and under receive free admission. For a complete schedule of Festival events and/or ticket availability, contact the Festival of Trees office at 501/660-7634 or visit the CARTI web site at www.carti.com.

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