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Local special needs school trying to raise money for move

Are you aware of an event or project that benefits our community? Contact Shelley Mann at 770-963-9205 ext. 1305 or shelley.mann@gwinnettdailypost.com.

The Special Needs School of Gwinnett in Lawrenceville, a small, private school that serves children with all kinds of special needs from preschool to eighth grade, is seeking out a new location for a bigger building.

The school has several fundraising events coming up to help achieve that goal. On Saturday, the school will hold a 5K road race, a 1K fun walk and a fall festival with games for kids. The event will run from 6 a.m. to noon.

Also, the school is selling Christmas cards designed by the students. Each pack of 10 cards and envelopes sells for $10. All proceeds will benefit the school's efforts to move to a new location on Davis Road in Lawrenceville. Visit www.specialneedsschool.org for more information.

Pink Tie ball breaks record fundraising goal

The sixth annual Pink Tie Ball, hosted by the Komen Atlanta Foundation, raised a record $715,000 to help raise awareness of breast cancer and fund breast cancer screening treatment and education. More than 540 attendees dressed in pink gowns and tuxes for the event, which featured special guest Nancy Brinker, founder of the Komen Foundation.

Domestic violence survivors invited

to speak out

Domestic violence survivors are invited to share their personal stories at a Speak Out Thursday at the Gwinnett County Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville. The free speak out, sponsored by Partnership Against Domestic Violence, will run from 10 to 11 a.m., and will also pay tribute to the women, children and men who were killed because of domestic violence this year. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For more information, call 404-870-9605.

Classic will raise money for

hurricane victims

The Trick or Treat Classic, benefiting the American Red Cross, will start at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bear's Best Golf Club, 5342 Aldeburgh Drive in Suwanee. The two-person scramble event will raise money for victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Registration is $150 per player. Contact Ian Grimwade at 678-714-2582, ext. 1 or Ian.Grimwade@ourclub.com.

Shopping event will raise money for local charities

Nearly 50 metro Atlanta charities will benefit from funds raised at Thursday's The Shopping Benefit, an event sponsored by Creative Community Services, Inc., a nonprofit group that provides therapeutic foster care services for children. From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Bloomingdale's stores at Lenox Square and Perimeter Mall, guests can enjoy store wide entertainment, fashion events and special discounts. Tickets are $10 each, and all proceeds benefit participating charities. For more information, call 770-469-6226 or visit www.ccsgeorgia.org.

March of Dimes summit scheduled for Wednesday

The March of Dimes will hold the second annual Georgia Prematurity Summit Wednesday at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The event is scheduled to run from 8 a.m. to 4. p.m. The one-day conference will address the growing problem of prematurity. The cost is $35 per person. Visit www.marchofdimes.com/georgia for more information.

Run will benefit multiple myeloma research

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Race for Research kicks off Sunday at Manuel's Tavern/Jimmy Carter Library. The goal is to raise more than $150,000 to help find a cure for multiple myeloma, an incurable cancer of the plasma cell. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. Registration is $20 or $25 the day of the event. To register, visit www.mmrfrace.org.

Volunteers needed for golf tourney

Volunteers are needed for the U.S. Pro Golf Tour Tournament, scheduled for Nov. 8-13 at Bear's Best Golf Club, 5342 Aldeburgh Drive in Suwanee. Positions include standard bearers, marshals for fairways, tees and greens, scorers, spotters, leader boards, parking, security, traffic control, transportation and concessions. Call Hemophilia of Georgia at 770-518-8272, ext. 299 or visit www.hog.org/ for more information.