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Faith Fancher Breast Cancer Challenge
Friends of Faith, Inc.

Lace up your walking shoes to join ABC7's Dan Ashley and Carolyn Tyler for the annual Faith Fancher Breast Cancer Challenge, August 22, at Lake Merritt in Oakland! Proceeds help underserved women with life-saving information and support.
Some of the Bay Area's best-known media women are teaming up with the Friends of Faith Fancher for this event. The 5k walk and fun run around Oakland's Lake Merritt raises funds to help Bay Area women undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
The 11th Annual Faith Fancher Breast Cancer Challenge is a 5k Walk/Fun Run for the entire family. The course kicks off at 10 a.m. in the Gazebo adjacent to Children's Fairyland and circles Oakland's scenic Lake Merritt. MCs will be Dan Ashley and Renel, voice of the San Francisco Giants and KIIS-FM personality. Great entertainment will be provided by Total Focus Jazz Band. Awards will be given to top runners and walkers.
Friends of Faith was founded in 1997 by the late Faith Fancher after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. FOF is dedicated to fighting the breast cancer epidemic by providing funds to local organizations offering direct assistance to under-served and under-insured women with breast cancer.
Registration minimum: $45
Saturday, August 22, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Lake Merritt, 699 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland
(510) 834-4142

"Casablanca Meets Texas Hold 'Em" Dance & Poker Tournament
USS Hornet Museum

Experience a fun evening of music and prizes on the USS Hornet.
Join the USS Hornet Museum as it transforms into Rick's All-American Caf under the evening skies of Casablanca for a unique and intimate evening of fundraising and card playing! A perfect pairing - your date can enjoy the entertainment in the Casablanca Lounge while you play cards, and then get together there when you're done!
Admission: $35 Dance & Casablanca Lounge only; $40 Tournament Entry & Lounge. Cocktail attire requested. The fundraiser, which raises money for the Hornet's flight deck repair and resurfacing, will include live music, dancing, and prizes to the top players.
The USS Hornet Museum, a popular tourist destination in the San Francisco Bay Area, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to inspiring people of all ages. Through field trips and live-aboard experiences, the USS Hornet, which opened as a museum in 1998, offers educational programs focusing on naval history, science, and space technology. A registered state and national historic landmark and home of the largest collection of Apollo space mission artifacts on the West Coast, the ship is open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular museum admission is $10 for youths age 7-17 (age 6 and under are free with paying adult); $15 for students with ID, seniors, and military with ID; and $20 for adults..
Saturday, August 22, 2015, 6PM to Midnight
USS Hornet Museum, 707 W. Hornet Avenue, Pier 3, Alameda Point, Alameda
(510) 521-8448

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