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Donate: Moms jump on paddle boards for bucks
A Sultan-based organization that is working on nonprofit status will be one of the beneficiaries of a Boarding for Bucks fundraiser on Monday.
The Determined Parents Foundation aims to provide financial support to families of children with special needs to help cover medical care co-pays, deductibles and other medical-related expenses.
Heidi Dawson, of Sultan, is a co-founder. Fellow co-founder Kelly Moran, of Kirkland, will join Bothell mom Jenna Powell to paddle board from Bothell to Redmond to raise awareness and dollars for Determined Parents, as well as Maine-based nonprofit Camp No Limits.
An after-party will be at JJ Mahoney's in Redmond.
Dawson's son has sensory processing disorder. Moran's son has cerebral palsy, and Powell's son was born without a limb.
More info:
Walk: Benefit aims to help end Alzheimer's
The Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's is set for Sept. 8 at the Port of Everett, 1205 Craftsman Way.
Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., with an opening ceremony at 9:45 a.m. followed by the start of the walk at 10 a.m.
In 2012, the Snohomish County walk raised $31,911 for research and awareness.
More info: or 206-529-3898
Jump: Help skydiving teddy bears land safely
Skydive Snohomish, along with Jet City Skydiving in Oak Harbor, will be among the groups participating in an unusual fundraiser Sept. 14-15 for Canopies for Kids.
The organization invites skydivers to jump in tandem with teddy bears, transforming the toys into "The Bravest Stuffed Teddy Bears in the World," which will then be given to sick children at Seattle Children's and Sacred Heart Children's hospitals as tokens of encouragement.
To participate, buy a teddy bear for $20 in addition to regular jump fees; $5 of that will be donated to Seattle Children's Hospital. Non-jumpers can help, too, by sponsoring a bear.
More info:
Run: Cops help out at Special Olympics benefit
The Run from the Cops 5k Fun Run is a fundraiser for Special Olympics Washington.
The local event is set for 9 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Mukilteo Police Department, 10500 47th Place W.
Participants must cross the finish line within 30 minutes or be corralled into the Special Olympics Slammer.
Law enforcement officers will be staged along the nighttime course to offer encouragement.
Registration is $40, or $50 the day of the event.
More info: www.specialolympics
Organize: Help needed for Relay For Life
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Edmonds/Lynnwood seeks volunteers in Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace.
Walkers, cancer survivors, caregivers, community leaders and others are asked to help organize and recruit fundraising teams, garner community support, coordinate logistics, seek refreshments and prizes, plan entertainment and lend a hand to ensure the success of the 2014 event.
A Volunteer Interest Night is set for 6 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Edmonds Library, 650 Main St.
More info: Megan at 206-674-4177 or
Volunteer: Help give ensemble a voice
Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, registration, and clean-up at Village Community Services' Friendship Walk and Car Wash, planned Sept. 28 at the Legion Park Gazebo in Arlington.
Proceeds from the walk will benefit Voices of the Village performance ensemble for people who have developmental disabilities.
More info: Michelle Dietz at 360-653-7752, ext. 14, or
Serve: Noxious weed board
Local residents involved in agriculture production are invited to apply for a position on the Snohomish County Noxious Weed Control Board. The county seeks qualified applicants to fill two, four-year positions on the board.
The board is supported by the county's Public Works department and helps set policies and procedures for managing noxious weeds, administers the annual noxious weed program, and sets the countywide weed control plan and weed list.
More info:, search "position vacancy."

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