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October 4, 2013

Health Beat: Walk Against Domestic Violence this weekend

The 22nd annual Walk Against Domestic Violence is set for this Sunday on the Newburyport rail trail.

Hosted by the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center, the 3.5-mile walk runs from 9 a.m. to noon, with registration at 8 a.m. at the wind turbine at Mark Richey Woodworking, 40 Parker St.

The walk is the center’s largest fundraiser each year and will help support services including a 24-hour emergency hotline, crisis counseling, advocacy, legal representation, children’s trauma services, art therapy and housing.

The $30 registration fee includes a T-shirt. To sign up in advance, visit www.jeannegeigercrisiscenter.org.

Wrestlers fight against breast cancer

Atlantic Pro Wrestling is joining forces with Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

On Tuesday, 15 percent of proceeds from all sales at the Market Square, Newburyport, shop will be donated to the foundation, which is dedicated to curing breast cancer at every stage. Visitors from 4 to 8 p.m. can meet some of the wrestlers and get their pictures taken with the APW Championship Belt.

There will also be a Body Slams for Cancer fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. in the Newbury fire hall, 3 Morgan Ave.

Charity event to help new nonprofit

A gala event to benefit the Project Wheels Foundation is being held this Sunday at Andiamo Restaurant + Bar in Newburyport.

Project Wheels is a new organization that provides support and equipment for Friedreich’s ataxia patients and their families. The rare neuromuscular disease very often limits the mobility and free movement of those afflicted.

From 4 to 8 p.m. at the 24 Winter St. restaurant, the event will include signature dishes from chef Jim Rogers, music, cocktails and a silent auction. Admission is a donation of $50.

For more information, visit www.projectwheels.org.

Run/walk to benefit cancer research

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