Ball, auction to benefit rescued cats

November 4, 2008 

Cat Angels Pet Adoptions of Cary will hold its first Angel Ball Plus Silent Auction 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15. Participants can bid on more than 300 items. Proceeds will help rescued cats and kittens. The fundraiser will be held at the N.C. State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., in Raleigh. Tickets cost $30 and include admission and a buffet dinner. A cash bar also will be available. Purchase tickets from the group's Web site, www.CatAngelsNC.org.

TURKEY TROT BENEFITS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

The annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot will be held Thursday, Nov. 27, at the Ridgewood Shopping Center at Wade Avenue and Ridge Road in Raleigh. The event, sponsored by Ridgewood, Fleet Feet Sports of Raleigh and Mizuno Corp., raises money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Eastern North Carolina.

This year, four events will be held: a competitive and noncompetitive 8K race, a one-mile fun run and a kids' dash. Every 100th 8K competitive runner to cross the finish line will receive a free pair of Mizuno shoes. The event also offers a "Sleep In" option that allows participants to stay home but still receive a Turkey Trot event T-shirt for a minimum donation of $20.

For more information or to register, visit www.ridgewood turkeytrot.com or call 349-1719.

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