CAUSE-OF-THE-WEEK

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Bar-Hopping For A Cause: It's Cocktails For Comfort

Get ready for a boozy adventure which also supports a great cause. Starting on October 10th, eight bars throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens will be featuring specialty cocktails created to support Chemo Comfort — an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for chemo patients. Running until October 19, this ten-day event will be known as Cocktails for Comfort.

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During October We Wear Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness

1.) If you love wine and want to donate to breast cancer research, this is the product for you! This year, a portion of the sales from Rabbit’s Original Corkscrew ($50) in Pink will be donated to Breast Cancer Research. The product features an automatic cork release, it pulls a cork in 3 seconds flat, it works on all bottle sizes and cork types, and there is a foil cutter and extra spiral included. Get your drink on and purchase one of these not only to donate to breast cancer research but to make your life a bit easier as well!

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Trades of Hope Fundraiser

Join Stage Left Studio as they host the Trades of Hope fundraiser on Monday, August 25th starting at 6pm. Help women out of poverty by buying their beautiful fair trade (which ensures that the women receive fair compensation for their work), quality, handmade products from around the world!

They make wonderful gifts for graduations, birthdays, teacher gifts, hostess gifts ~ something a little different than flowers or a bottle of wine, or just a little something special for you.

As a gift they are unique and beautiful and they give twice – both to your recipient and to the artisans who are helped through your purchase!

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Taking the #IceBucketChallenge to the Streets

In case you have taken residency under a boulder, the latest social media fad involves dumping a bucket of ice water over your head, and then nominating others to follw suit. Seriously. As silly as it may sound, the premise behind it promotes a very good cause—raising awareness for serious disease that may have otherwise been bypassed.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.” The ALS Association has begun the Ice Bucket Challenge, which dares people to either pour a bucket of ice water over their head, or donate. Many people have opted to do both. This promotes awareness while also earning money for research. Donations are at an all-time high and awareness is exponential.

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Weekend Pick: Ales for ALS Open Taps at The Beer Company

Come out and show your support for fighting ALS by attending the Ales for ALS event! $20 gets you a pint of the Ale for ALS (a hoppy IPA), four beer samples and a pairing with the food truck sponsored by Stock Pot Malden, one of the most well-known food services in the Boston area.

All proceeds are being donated to the ALS Therapy Development Institute, so come out with some friends and support a great cause by drinking some good beer and eating some good food - all for a great price!

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Help Paul McCartney Make A Meat Free Monday Video

To celebrate five years of Meat Free Monday the campaign is looking for your help to make a new fan video. If you'd like to get involved, (which you really should) pick one or two lines from Paul McCartney's 'Meat Free Monday' song and take a picture of yourself with it. Be creative! Write the words on colorful pieces of paper, use sidewalk chalk, or for the tech savy people out there, use a computer program! Use your family and friends for additional hands. The favorite pictures will be chosen to be a part of the exclusive five year celebration video.

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Help All Animals Find a Home with Weyerbacher IPA


Enjoy a glass of great beer at Tavern 29 or Stone Street Tavern and make a difference! Now through October 1st, every glass ordered of Weyerbacher Last Chance IPA guarantees a donation of $20 to chosen local charity Animal Haven, from both Weyerbacher and Union Beer Distributors. Weyerbacher donates a portion of proceeds from all sales of Last Chance IPA to small, local no-kill animal rescue organizations which offer homeless dogs, cats and more a chance to find a home. Weyerbacher has already donated over $56K to such charities, and now you can help raise that sum.

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Mugo Muna Starts Kickstarter Campaign for the Creation of One of a Kind ‘Bora Wear: Belts that Matter.’



Men, be fashionable for a great cause! Kenyan born Mugo Muna moved to the States when he was eleven. After graduating from Cornell University, Muna returned to his homeland of Kenya and had the desire to do something that truly mattered to him. After one of his ideas failed, that did not stop him from pursuing his dreams.

Muna started a search for a product where he could use his skills paired with an artisans’ skills and founded Bora Belts, which are hand crafted belts by local artisans in Kenya that use the highest quality local Kenyan leather in a variety of colors. The environmentally friendly buckle itself is made from scrap metal, and each mold is destroyed after the belt is made, ensuring that every belt is one-of-a kind. Each belt will go through a melting process, a pouring process, a cooling process and a wash. Wearers will be able to rock one of three styles: the Pilipiki – a hammered brass design; Tamu, a natural style; and Safi, which is ground and polished to a shine. There are no two similar belts!

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Entertainment Corporations Merge To Fight Cancer

The V Foundation for Cancer Research and Stand Up To Cancer(SU2C) joins forces to combat cancer. Both non-profit corporations come together through merging on grants for scholars working on convergence research, which is a new model of scientific research designed to prod better resolutions in battling cancer. "We are so proud to make the announcement of these two major organizations teaming up as part of our new multi-platform ESPY Day program this year designed to take our fundraising tied to the ESPYS to another level,” said ESPN president John Skipper.

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Event Preview: Dance Music Against Cancer 2014

This Friday, June 27th, Disorderly Music is hosting the 1st ever annual Dance Music Against Cancer event. Their philosophy? Through the music, we can make a difference. That being said, Disorderly invites you to hit the dance floor and shake your money-maker in support of a great cause. The line-up for the night includes Soul Disorder, Anthony Lopez, Storyteller, Aldo Conigliaro, Steve Amoroso, Falon Liol, Sean Espo, Allan M, DJ Rok-it, and Chris Howard. Tickets range from $10-$20, and part of the proceeds are going to the American Cancer Society.