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Fayette County: Poverty Forum Aug. 8 at Lyric; Lex Film League wants your video

July 30, 2013 

Burning Stick Foundation donates more than $27,500 to groups A Cigar Night Fundraiser Event held April 26 at Fasig-Tipton allowed the Burning Stick Foundation to donate more than $27,500 to Bluegrass Boy Scouts, Ronald McDonald House, Jarrett's Joy Cart and Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital on July 10. Part of the funds will be allocated to start an adaptive sled hockey team in Kentucky. The event, in its sixth year, has raised more than $170,000 for local charities. Pictured above, from left, Jim Martin, treasurer, Burning Stick Foundation; Chip Armishaw, CEO, Bluegrass Council of the Boy Scouts; Ronda Webber, senior director of resource development, Bluegrass Council of the Boy Scouts; Sarah Warner Lister, executive director, Ronald McDonald House of the Bluegrass; Elizabeth Nahra, board president, Ronald McDonald House of the Bluegrass; Lee Hall, president, Burning Stick Foundation; Matt Roberts, COO, Bluegrass Council of the Boy Scouts; Debbie Morris; Cindy Jacobelli, Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital; John Morris, Kentucky Sled Hockey Association; Jennifer Mynear, Jarrett's Joy Cart; and Pete Mclaughlin, board member, Burning Stick Foundation. For more information, visit Burningstickfoundation.org.

The Poverty Forum, an event designed to facilitate a community conversation about poverty featuring keynote speaker Melissa Harris-Perry, will be Aug. 8 at the Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center, 300 East Third Street. A 5:30 p.m. reception will be followed by the program at 7:30 p.m.

Harris-Perry is an author, a professor of political science at Tulane University, host of MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry and a columnist for The Nation.

Proceeds raised from The Poverty Forum will support the Community Action Council's efforts to combat poverty.

Tickets are available by calling the Lyric Theatre box office at (859) 280-2218 or by visiting Povertyforum.com. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.The Lexington Film League is accepting submissions for two upcoming screenings: a music video screening and a Lunafest screening.

Screening for music videos will be during Filmslang (part of Boomslang Fest) in Lexington Sept. 13-17. Deadline for submissions is Aug. 31. For details, visit Lexingtonfilmleague.org/call-for-local-music-videos.html.

Lexington Film League and the Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program are accepting local submissions for Lunafest Lex. Deadline for submissions is Oct. 1.

Top selections will screen during the Lunafest national traveling film festival on Nov. 7 at the Kentucky Theatre. For details, visit Lexingtonfilmleague.org/call-for-films-by-for-about-women.html.

Sign up for the Walk to End Alzheimer's

Registration is underway for the 2013 Lexington Walk to End Alzheimer's. The association's largest local fundraiser will be Sept. 29 at the Fifth Third Pavilion in downtown Lexington.

"Our goal is $177,000 this year, so we are encouraging participants to register early so that they have ample time to raise funds for the September event," said Teri Shirk, executive director of the Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.

Participants can register online at Act.alz.org or by phone at (502) 451-4266.

Funds raised by the Walk to End Alzheimer's support research for treatments and a cure, as well as support services. The Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association provides services to 125 counties across Kentucky and Southern Indiana, including support groups, caregiver training and a 24/7 Helpline (1-800-272-3900).

Alzheimer's program Monday at library branch

Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers — Late Stage will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday at the Lexington Public Library's Beaumont branch, 3080 Fieldstone Way.

Learn what to expect as your loved one enters the final stages of the disease, what care options are available and how to cope and provide comfort and quality of life. To register, call 1-800-272-3900 or email infoky-in@alz.org.

Caregiver can win a free cruise vacation

Kentucky residents can nominate family caregivers — including themselves — for the chance to win a free cruise vacation from Home Instead.

Submit your nomination and vote by Aug. 24 at Cruise.caregiverstress.com.

The Caregiver Cruise is scheduled for Feb. 3-7 on the Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas. The cruise will set sail from Cape Canaveral, Fla., with stops in CocoCay and Nassau, Bahamas. In addition to the cruise, the winner will receive 40 hours of free care from a Home Instead Senior Care professional for his or her senior loved one while away.

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