Front Porch: Walk to benefit cystic fibrosis

The annual 3-mile walk to benefit cystic fibrosis is scheduled for Saturday, starting at the Tulalip amphitheater, 10400 Quil Ceda Blvd.

Check in is at 9 a.m. The walk starts at 10 a.m. Some 350 people have registered so far, about 100 more than last year. There’s still time to sign up.

Click on the organization’s website at www.cff.org/Chapters/washington/greatstrides or call Megan Talbot at 800-647-7774 for information.

Last year, the event raised $25,000 for cystic fibrosis research.

Help Boys &Girls Club: A national drive for school supplies is set to benefit the Boys &Girls Club of Snohomish County.

From now through Sept. 15, people can donate school supplies at local Staples stores. The stores are located at 4920 Evergreen Way S, Everett; 621 Highway 9 NE, Suite 42B, Lake Stevens; 3011 196th St. SW,, Lynnwood; 105 Mall Way, Marysville; 16232 Bothell-Everett Highway, Mill Creek; and 19139 U.S. 2, Monroe.

This is a part of a national drive organized by Staples and DoSomething.org.

For more information go to www.staplesforstudents.org.

Meet an Olympic swimmer: Ariana Kukors, a swimmer who qualified for the Summer Olympics in London, is set to visit fans Thursday at the Mill Creek YMCA.

The meet-and-greet is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. at 13723 Puget Park Drive in Everett. A five-time World Swimming Championship medalist, Kukors grew up in Auburn.

She qualified to race in the 200-meter individual medley event June 28 during the U.S. swim trials at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb.

For more information, go to www.ymca-snoco.org/millcreek.

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