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Paws FUR Pink


Paws FUR Pink is a dog-friendly run/walk SoCal series for breast and canine cancer awareness. On Sunday, February 26, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. you can join Paws FUR Pink Orange County at Irvine Regional Park in Orange. Participants can register to run or walk with their dogs and raise funds for charity paw-tners, which include the Orange County and Los Angeles Affiliates of Susan G. Komen, and the National Canine Cancer Foundation (NCCF).

“We created an event that includes dogs because we understand that the love of our pets is what we need to feel better,” said Lisa Scolman, co-founder of Paws FUR Pink. “We’re dedicated to supporting organizations that provide the necessary research, treatment, care, hope and inspiration to those affected by this disease. This year, we are thrilled to also be raising funds for canine cancer research with the National Canine Cancer Foundation.”

At the event, you and your beloved dog can participate in the Hearty Hound 5K Fun Run/Walk; a Dawdling Doodle 1-Mile Walk; and attend a FURever Yours Expo. There will be a PAWsitively Pink Costume Contest and custom medals and t-shirts to all participants.  

For more information and to register for Paws FUR Pink® visit Greer’s OC readers can get $5 off registration at using code: GREERSOC.

Irvine Regional Park is at 1 Irvine Park Road in Orange.

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Free Mammograms at Knott’s Berry Farm


“Knott’s Berry Farm for the Cure” is celebrating its fourth consecutive year and has teamed up with Susan G. Komen Orange County for one day only to provide free mammograms and clinical breast exams to Knott’s employees and the local public who qualify. On Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., free mammograms and breast exams will be performed at the first and only mobile digital mammography coach serving Southern California.

On any given day, in Orange County, more than five women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and one woman will die from the disease.

For more information, visit here.

Mammograms at Knott’s Berry Farm will be at 7675 Crescent Avenue, South Lot, Buena Park.

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Heal The Bay at Venice Beach


This Saturday, Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon, a thousand volunteers of all ages in the Los Angeles community will partake in the cleanup of Venice Beach organized by Gran Centenario Tequila’s Angels On Earth program in support of Heal the Bay, in an effort to protect their coastline and revitalize their urban waterways.

You can sign up at

Following the event, anyone who is 21 and over will be honored at Cabo Cantina with an “after party” cocktail event featuring Gran Centenario specialty cocktails and bites.

3100 Ocean Front Walk, South of Venice Beach Pier.

Cabo Cantina is at 30 Washington Blvd. in Venice Beach.

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Denim & Diamonds Fashion Show to Benefit Global Genes


In honor of World RARE Disease Day Global Genes, a leading rare disease patient advocacy organization, is hosting the first-ever Denim & Diamonds Fashion Show on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast.

Models will walk the runway in honor of loved ones affected by rare disease on World RARE Disease Day. Celebrity guests, Madison McLaughlin (Arrow) and fitness model Shaka Smith, will join models on the runway in support of rare disease awareness. The show was produced by Newport Coasts’ own rare disease parent advocate Perla Portillo.

The Denim & Diamonds Fashion Show will showcase top denim collections from popular brands including Ella Moss, Freddy Jeans, Joseph Ribkoff, Miranda Frye, Ted Baker, Seven for All Mankind, Splendid, and Vitamin A Swim. Newport Coast’s high end contemporary clothing, shoe, and accessory boutique, Jeanni Champagne, is providing clothing and will style the looks for the models. Social Dry Lounge will provide hair styling and Brax Jewelers is providing jewelry for the models.

Tickets start at $100 per person with VIP and table purchases available. For more information, to donate, or purchase tickets visit DenimandDiamonds17

All proceeds from Denim & Diamonds will go directly to Global Genes’ RARE Patient Impact Grant, an exclusive funding opportunity for rare support groups and RARE Foundation Alliance patient organizations. The program provides critical medical equipment, family therapy, sensory equipment, sports programs, genetic testing, special outings for children with rare diseases, and much more. Last year, over 17,000 patients and caregivers had their challenges of living with a rare disease reduced through the RARE Patient Impact Grant Program.

Parent advocate and Denim & Diamonds creator, Perla Portillo, is a past recipient of a Global Genes Grant. Global Genes provided genetic testing and support groups for her daughter, Alanis Portillo. Though her daughter’s condition is still undiagnosed, Perla is certain that will change with the support of Global Genes.

“There are many more, like Alanis, who still need help,” said Portillo. “Support for Denim & Diamonds and involvement in World RARE Disease Day will allow Global Genes to help make a real, lasting impact to many more families and patients in need.”

The Denim & Diamonds Fashion Show will take place at The Resort at Pelican Hill at 22701 S Pelican Hill Rd, Newport Coast.

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