Updated March 29 at 6:27pm

Philanthropy calendar


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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will host the kickoff reception for the 18th Annual Leukemia Cup from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 19. The Society will welcome sailor and spokesperson Gary Jobson as the evening’s guest speaker. The event will take place at the East Greenwich Yacht Club, 10 Water St., East Greenwich. Tickets: $20 per person or $30 for two. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.leukemiacup.org/ri.


The Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County Annual Meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 19. The meeting will include a presentation by Laura Scanlon, director of state and regional partnerships for The National Endowment for the Arts, live entertainment from local artists and a wine reception. In addition, there will be a tribute to Myra Horgan Duvally, who helped create the Newport Music Festival and the Benefactors of the Arts. The meeting is free and open to members and the public. It will be held at the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., Newport. For more information, visit www.newportarts.org.


The Chorus of Westerly will host its annual charitable gala to benefit the organization and its programming. The gala will take place on Saturday, April 21, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the George Kent Performance Hall, 119 High St., Westerly. There will be a full dinner, live music, special presentations and live and silent auctions. Tickets to the black-tie optional event are $125 general admission; $75 for patrons under the age of 35; $250 Conductor’s Circle, include a cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m. with Conductor George Kent. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (401) 596-8663 or visit www.chorusofwesterly.org.


The Rhode Island Alzheimer’s Association will present the Unforgettable Gala and Auction, an event to benefit those with Alzheimer’s disease on Saturday, April 21, from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. The event will take place at the Wannamoisset Country Club, 96 Hoyt Ave., East Providence. Attendees will be able to enjoy a sit-down dinner, live music and an auction featuring items such as a spa retreat in Arizona, premium seats to New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox games, a seven-night stay in Puerto Vallarta and more. Tickets are $85 per person and include dinner, a complimentary drink and live music. To purchase tickets, contact Bella Garcia at anabela.garcia@alz.org. Additional information is available at www.alz.org.


The Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership’s sixth annual Dancing with the Stars of Mentoring will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 26. In addition to a dancing competition featuring mentors from local companies, there will be a dinner, silent auction and raffle drawing. The event will be held at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, 60 Rhodes Place, Cranston. Tickets are $75 each. Reservations required by Thursday, April 19. For more information or to reserve tickets, call Tim at (401) 732-7700 or visit www.mentorri.org.


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If you oppose animal research - please check any charity that asks for your support, to make sure that they do NOT fund such, at www.humaneseal.org.

There you can type the charity's name into an online search tool and find out if they fund research on animals. Unfortunately, although there are national industry-promoted standards that state that honest disclosure should always prevail, many charities (like The Jimmy Fund, and RI Hospital, more locally) use tales of helping children and various other disease-victims to solicit funds, and fail to mention that they fund research on animals - including cats and dogs.

If you still believe that animal research is necessary, please educate yourself by reading about this issue at the websites of the New England Anti-Vivisection Society (www.NEAVS.org) or the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (www.PCRM.org), or see the book, The China Study, which clearly details the profit/funding motive of much animal "research" - as well as the fact that the triggers of many diseases are known and that much disease is significantly avoidable with changes in diet.

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