Fundraising Events this Month: Lending a Charitable Hand

Fundraising events are practically a way of life in Indianapolis, the great capital of Indiana. Over the generations, Indianapolis has always been a dynamic center of progress and giving. Indianapolis history is rife with the spirit of the pioneers and overall fearless leadership, along with a profound regard for family, neighbors and country. Indianapolis culture owes much to the diversity of its founding citizens, who came from different countries and backgrounds and lent their strengths to the building of a grand city. In Indianapolis, Charities and nonprofit organizations comprise a generous and ubiquitous component of the community at large and bring much to the collective table. Below is a list of some of the fundraising events coming up in September in Indy and its nearby environs, a brief reminder of the true vitality and generosity of the people who live here.

Fundraising Events this Month

Saturday, Sept. 19, 8:30 am
National Hemophilia Walk
This is the first annual walk in the fight against hemophilia.
Registration: 8:30 am
Walk: 10 am
Fort Harrison State Park
5753 Glenn Rd
Indianapolis, IN
Visit the hemophilia walk website for more details
Saturday, Sept. 19, 9 am – 5 pm
James Jensen Memorial Run
Here’s a way to give back and have a great time with fellow bikers. The ride starts on Indianapolis’ east side and ends with a free dinner in Greenwood, Indiana.
Free, with minimum suggested $30 donation
Registration: 9 am
Indianapolis 1st Church
9401 E 25th St
See the Jensen website to read more
Sunday, Sept. 20, 2 pm; Monday, Sept. 21, 3 pm
Healthy Active Lifestyle Tennis Event and Golf Scramble
Sat., 11 am: Second annual clinic for high school students
Sat., 3 pm: Second annual adult tennis clinic
Sun., 11 am: Golf Scramble
Hawthorns Golf & Country Club
12255 Club Pt Dr
Fishers, IN
Visit the Tennis Indy website
Friday, Sept. 26-27
Weekend Walk to End Breast Cancer
Set aside the last weekend in September to fight against breast cancer and exercise with others. This 38-mile walk will help save lives and elevate awareness. Proceeds go to the St. Vincent Foundation.
Multiple starting points around Indianapolis
See more at the Walk’s end cancer website
Friday, Sept. 25, 7:30 pm
Reach Out and Read
This is the fifth annual fundraiser to provide books for disadvantaged Indianapolis children.
7:30 – 10 pm
Children’s Museum
Downtown Indianapolis
3000 North Meridian St
Visit the Children’s Museum website to read more.
Saturday, Sept. 26, 9:30 am
Walk against ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
9:30 am: registration
11:30 am: walk begins
801 W Washington St
White River State Park
See the website for more information.