VOL. 111 | NO. 185 | Friday, October 3, 1997
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The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundations fifth annual Memphis Race for the Cure, a 5K women-only race and a one-mile fun run/walk, will be at 8 a.m. on Oct. 18 at the Shops of Saddle Creek North. The cost is $15 for adults, $5 for children and includes race registration and a T-shirt. Shuttle buses will run regularly from four pick-up points: The Forum, 6750 Poplar Ave.; the RV lot at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road; Germantown United Methodist Church, 2331 S. Germantown Road; and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 8151 Poplar Ave. For more information, call 624-9005.
The Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Atlanta-based Fremont Development Group, kicked off its Total Resource Development Campaign this week. The campaign focuses on recruiting new members and encouraging existing members to support the Chamber through sponsorships, advertising and participation in the annual business Expo. More than 20 corporate teams are participating in the campaign, with teams ranging in size from three to 30 members. The campaigns goal is to raise $165,000 in resource development.
The fifth annual Gifts Dinner to benefit Youth Villages will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Marriott. The event will include a silent auction, cocktails and dinner, and entertainment by singer Lou Rawls. Tickets are $300 per person and may be obtained by calling 386-6130.
The district attorneys office and the Shelby County Sheriffs Department will sponsor their annual 5K run for domestic violence awareness on Oct. 11 at Oak Court Mall. Registration is at 8 a.m., and the race begins at 9 a.m. Registration forms are available by calling 576-5150. Proceeds will benefit the YWCAs womens abuse shelter.
The National Ornamental Metal Museum received the Tennessee Arts Commission Chairs Award of Excellence at the 1997 Governors Conference on the Arts. Grace Spurrell, former TAC chairman, said the museum was honored for broadening its appeal through outreach activities and programs that bring the public and the larger arts community to the museum.