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Benefits/FundraisersHealing Hands for Arthritis
Massage Envy Spa will hold a one-day fundraiser, the fourth annual Healing Hands for Arthritis, to generate awareness and funds to fight arthritis. $10 from every one-hour massage or facial will go to the Arthritis Foundation. Sept. 17, normal hours. Prices vary. Massage Envy Spa Palo Alto, 4335 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.
Benefits/FundraisersMental Health advocacy event
The Young Minds Advocacy Project, a nonprofit focused on advocating for mental health care for underprivileged youth, will celebrate its second anniversary with music, food and drinks, a raffle and a silent auction. Sept. 19, 6-9 p.m. $50 recommended donation. Cafe Zoe, 2074 Broadway St., Redwood City.
Benefits/FundraisersWalk from Obesity
This walk will help to raise awareness of obesity and raise funds for prevention, education, research and treatment. Those who register will receive an official Walk from Obesity T-shirt and a one-year membership with the Obesity Action Coalition. Registration and check-in will start 8 a.m. Sept. 20, 9-11 a.m. $25 online; $35 on site. El Camino Hospital, 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View.
Benefits/FundraisersRally for Riekes scholarship fundraiser
The Riekes Center will hold its sixth annual fundraiser, which helps to provide scholarships for individuals of all ages to participate in the center's athletic, creative and nature-awareness programs. Sept. 20, 6-9 p.m. $175. Riekes Center, 3455 Edison Way, Menlo Park.
Benefits/FundraisersHeroes and Horses, Jewels & Jeans Gala
The sixth annual gala to benefit the National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy (NCEFT), which helps children, adults and veterans with disabilities, will include cocktails, a gourmet dinner, live auction, live music by the High-N-Tight Band and more. Sept. 27, 5-10 p.m. $200 general. NCEFT Covered Arena, 880 Runnymede Road, Woodside.
At its annual gala, Committee for Green Foothills will honor Congresswomen Anna G. Eshoo and Jackie Speier for their dedication to protecting natural beauty. Sept. 28, 3-6 p.m. $150; $200 after Sept. 20. Family Farm, address provided after registration, Woodside.
Benefits/FundraisersSierra Club benefit event
To celebrate the Wilderness Act's 50th birthday, the Loma Prieta Chapter of the Sierra Club will hold its "Guardians of Nature" benefit with food, live music, a silent auction, keynote speaker and more. Oct. 4, 4-6:30 p.m. $100. Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
Benefits/FundraisersKara 2014 Walk 'n' Run to Remember
For this event held by local nonprofit Kara, community members are invited to walk a 5K or run a 3K in support of those navigating grief and loss. Oct. 4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $25/walker; $35/runner. Mitchell Park, 600 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto.
Benefits/FundraisersFall Fling & Golf Classic
Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley will hold their fifth annual Fall Fling & Golf Classic, allowing visitors to play golf, have a catered lunch, attend a clinic, enjoy dinner and entertainment, and participate in a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit emotional and mental health services for children, teens and adults in Silicon Valley. October 13, 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Prices vary. Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club, 3000 Alexis Drive, Palo Alto.
Benefits/FundraisersRace Against PH
The 14th annual Race Against PH will draw community members to Stanford campus to run or walk a 5K and raise awareness of Pulmonary Hypertension, a blood vessel disorder that affects adults and children. Nov. 2, 9-11 a.m. See website for registration fees. Stanford University Pac-12 Plaza, Galvez Street and Nelson Road, Stanford.
Benefits/FundraisersJunior Achievement Business Hall of Fame
Junior Achievement's annual fundraiser will celebrate the role of Bay Area business executives in the success of students in the organization's programs. Contact Junior Achievement for additional information. November 6, 5 p.m. $375/person; table and other prices offered. Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.