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Helping Out for March 8, 2017

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Helping Out highlights some of the many charitable events and activities going on in the Charleston area. Submissions should be sent to

Lowcountry Wingapalooza will be held at 7 p.m., April 28 in the Charleston Visitor Center Bus Shed at 375 Meeting St. The annual event raises money for Eagle Harbor Ranch, a place for orphaned, neglected, abused or abandoned children ages 4 to 21.

Wingapalooza features a collection of Charleston’s wing restaurants, allowing attendees to sample and vote for their favorites. A panel of culinary judges also will be sampling, judging and selecting award winners in different categories.

Tickets include entrance into the event, a sampling of every wing restaurant and the chance to vote for a favorite. Drinks and alcoholic beverages can be purchased separately. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased online here.

Starting this month and running through May, Chase After a Cure is offering an opportunity to raise money for cancer research and a second chance for new year’s fitness resolutions with the Procrastinators Challenge.

Participants can sign up for one month or all three months and select the number of workouts in that time period along with fundraising goals.

Participants in the Procrastinators Challenge are encouraged to share their fundraising page on social media using #CAACFitness. Prizes will be given each month to the team/individual that raises the most money and for those who work out and share the most. 

Chase After a Cure funds research and clinical trials that have the potential to help the lives of pediatric cancer patients. Since its founding, the organization has provided more than $500,000 to pediatric cancer research at the Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital.

Click here for more information or to sign up for the Procrastinators Challenge.

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