Philanthropy calendar

Posted 6/8/12

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to at least four weeks in advance of the event.


Friends of Ballard Park will host a yoga mala fundraiser Saturday, June 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Ballard Park’s Quarry Meadow, corner of Hazard and Wickham roads, Newport. The event will kick off Ballard’s summer yoga series with 108 sun salutations, or yoga mala, led by Liz Lindh of FLOW Natural Health. The session will include music by Castle. A $10 donation is requested. Participants should arrive 15 minutes before the session and bring a yoga mat. For more information, call (401) 619-3377 or visit


The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will host Bike MS: Ride the Rhode 2012 Saturday and Sunday, June 16-17 at 7 a.m. The ride will start at Aquidneck Corporate Park, 28 Jacome Way, Middletown. The route will take participants through Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts, before the group stops overnight at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. for a finish-line cookout and entertainment. 2012 marks the event’s 25th anniversary. The registration fee is $60. For more information or to register, call (401) 738-8383 or visit


The George Wiley Center will celebrate the center’s 31st anniversary and Henry Shelton’s 82nd birthday Friday, June 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the East Providence Yacht Club, 9 Pier Rd., Providence. Shelton is the founder and director of the Wiley Center. The event will feature food donated by Country Kitchen of Seekonk, a cash bar, and music provided by DJ Noah Morrison. A suggested donation of $31 is requested, but no amount is too large or too small. For more information or to RSVP, call (401) 728-5555 or visit


The 10th annual Children’s Friend Walk and 5K Run will be Saturday, June 16 at Roger Williams Park, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the run/walk will start at 10:30 a.m. The event is sponsored by Panera Bread. The event will also feature entertainment and appearances by The Rhythm Room, DJ Spin, Y on the Move, the Rhode Island Shrine Clowns and more. Registration is free. For more information or to register, visit


The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Center of West Warwick will hold its inaugural esophageal cancer walk Saturday, June 16 at 9 a.m. in Warwick City Park, Asylum Road, Warwick. The registration fee is $20 prior to the event and $25 on the day of the walk. Children 12 years and younger walk for free. Pets are welcome. For more information or to register, email or visit Those who are unable to attend, but would like to donate may do so by visiting the website.

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