Donations of clothes, food and volunteers are being sought for the second annual Everyone Counts! event which helps people who live on the streets stay warm through the upcoming cold months. The event is from noon-4 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Charles "Lind" Brown Center, Greene Street, Beaufort. Items being collected include coats, gloves, hats, socks, blankets, sleeping bags and especially extra large sweat suits. Also needed are volunteers who offer a service such as food, cosmetology, dental, medical, as well as providers of other services. Details: www.thelinkbeaufort.co
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The Bluffton Township Fire District Auxiliary is hosting its second annual Lowcountry Rockin' the Pink Breast Cancer Walk on Oct. 8 at the Bluffton High School track and field area. Registration for the three-mile walk/5K run starts at 7:30 a.m. and opening ceremonies begin at 8:15 a.m. This year's event is presented by the Medical University of South Carolina and Hilton Head Hospital Breast Health Center. New this year is the option of a timed run and to participate in teams. Prizes will be awarded for teams of five or more who raise the most money, have the most team spirit and have the most team members present the day of the walk. There also will be food, drinks, entertainment, a bounce house and a silent auction. The pink firetruck from the Pink Heals organization will be on hand again this year to promote breast cancer awareness. Registration for this year's event is $30. Registration is available online at www.lowcountryrockinthepink.com. Volunteers and donations to the auction still are needed. All donations can be mailed to or dropped off at the Bluffton Township Fire District headquarters, Attn: Lynn Wiltse, breast cancer walk, 357 Fording Island Road, Bluffton SC 29910. Details: 843-757-2800; www.lowcountryrockinthepink.com
Hilton Head Health will hold its second annual Devin's Dash Memorial 5K at 8 a.m. Oct. 8. Runners, walkers and stroller-drivers are welcome to participate. The fundraising event is held in honor of former staff member Devin Sheaffer, who lost his battle against cancer in August 2010. Money raised benefits the Hilton Head Unit of the American Cancer Society. After the event, Hilton Head Health will host a a post race pool party with healthy smoothies and snacks, Zumba dancing, yoga stretching and raffle prizes. Registration is $30 until Oct. 7 and $35 on race day. There will be a packet pickup expo from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at Hilton Head Health in Shipyard Plantation. Among other activities, the expo will feature some of the cast members from A&E's "Heavy" reality series that featured Hilton Head Health. Details: www.h3daily.com/devinsdash/
The Kiwanis Club of Hilton Head Island's annual Chili Cookoff will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. More than 25 professional and amateur chili cooks will be offering samples. Tickets are available in advance for $10 at several island locations including The Coastal Discovery Museum, Burke's Pharmacy and any Kiwanis member. Tickets on the day of the event are $12. Details: Andy Cook at Andrew.email@example.com or Nat Green at firstname.lastname@example.org
Five area rotary clubs and the Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association are coordinating the Heel to Toe For Polio Walk at 10 a.m. Oct. 8 at Coligny Beach on Hilton Head Island. Registration begins at 9 a.m. in the parking lot at the Holiday Inn Oceanfront. Donations will be accepted. A victory party is planned at Beach Market Center at the end of the walk, featuring entertainment, door prizes and a tapas lunch. Details: Mike Jukofsky, 843-684-0074; http://hiltonheadrotary.org
The Bluffton Community Out of the Darkness Walk for suicide prevention, awareness and education will be held Oct. 9 at University of South Carolina Beaufort's Hilton Head Gateway campus on U.S. 278. Registration starts at 1 p.m. with the walk and a memorial program at 2 p.m. Individuals and teams may register online in advance by visiting www.outofthedarkness.org and searching for "Bluffton Community Walk." Online donations may be made at the same site by clicking on a walker's name. Money raised supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a nonprofit organization that in turn provides local programming, support groups and educational materials. Details: Pat John, 843-540-1841