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Marfan group sets first meeting
The National Marfan Foundation's Oklahoma City Network Group will have its first meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Mark Heitz Chevrolet, 1221 Ed Noble Parkway in Norman.
The network group, which will be led by Krystal Teal, will provide a forum for people with Marfan syndrome and related disorders to share experiences and information and provide peer support.
At the meeting, attendees will have an opportunity to meet each other and talk about future activities and get-togethers. It is open to anyone with Marfan syndrome or a related connective tissue disorder, their family and friends. Members of the public who would like to learn more about the condition are also invited to attend.
Marfan syndrome is a potentially fatal connective tissue disorder that affects the heart, blood vessels, eyes, bones, joints and lungs. It is often, but not always, characterized by a tall stature and disproportionately long legs and arms.
For more information, please contact Kristal Teal at 408-8810.
For information about Marfan syndrome, contact the National Marfan Foundation at (800) 862-7326or log on to www.marfan.org.
Center plans giving event
Dale Rogers Training Center is participating as an Oklahoma #GivingTuesday partner in the annual movement.
#GivingTuesday follows the branded “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” and is designed to give back in a charitable effort the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
The movement has a growing list of partners that numbers 1,000 people in 50 states, all who are working to lead the nation to “Get Out the Give.”
The Dale Rogers Training Center, which provides training and employment to people with disabilities, is participating by encouraging people to shop for gifts on its online store to support the center.
To go the Dale Rogers store, go online to www.drtc.org/commerce. For more information about #GivingTuesday, go online to www.givingtuesday.orgor connect via Facebook at GivingTuesday or Twitter @GivingTues.
Foundation celebrates success
The Sooner Oklahoma City chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation recently celebrated a successful year of fundraising and medical advancements with a party and the commissioning of an original piece of art by Benjamin Harjo Jr.
Dick and Jeannette Sias commissioned the piece depicting 65 roses called “Love and Caring” for the foundation, and the artist created 65 limited edition prints for donors who make a contribution of $650 or more.
The foundation also is selling the art in the form of notecards with all proceeds going to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Cards are $25 per pack of five. The limited edition prints and the cards are available by calling 787-0056 or by emailing email@example.com.
Balliets event to help YWCA
Balliets on the Classen Curve in Oklahoma City and the YWCA Capital Campaign Committee will join forces to host “Balliets Does Christmas” from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the store located at 5801 N Grand Blvd.
Balliets will donate a portion of proceeds from the event to the YWCA Capital Campaign which is raising money to build a new shelter for battered women and children in Oklahoma City, repurpose the existing shelter and renovate the McFarland Center in northeast Oklahoma City.
The evening will include fashion and jewelry shows, hors d'oeuvres, live music, cocktails and the opportunity to win four fashion packages. Each guest will receive 20 percent off all fashion merchandise valid through Friday and a $50 gift card good toward the purchase of $150 or more at Balliets valid through Dec. 24.
A tax-deductible donation of $50 per person serves as a reservation. For more information or to buy a ticket, call 751-9335. Reservations can also be secured by sending a check payable to the YWCA Capital Campaign to: YWCA Capital Campaign, 3613 Meadow Lark Lane, Oklahoma City, OK 73120. More information can be found at www.balliets.com.
Chili cook-off benefits United Way
VI Marketing and Branding recently hosted its 10th annual Carne Diem VI Chili Cookoff to raise money for the United Way.
With help from local restaurants that provided chili and The Oklahoman Food Editor Dave Cathey, local musicians The Wise Guys and others, VI Marketing raised $3,100 for the United Way of Central Oklahoma
Rococo's just edged out Deep Fork Grill to claim the professional category and the flaming chili bowl traveling trophy, pictured here, that goes with it.
World Neighbors hosts sale
Find holiday gifts that give back and reflect the giving spirit of the season by shopping at World Neighbors fair trade Gift Shop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays beginning Monday and through Dec. 21.
All sales benefit World Neighbors programs, which currently help more than half a million people in rural villages from 11 countries.
World Neighbors Holiday Sale also will open on two Saturdays, Dec. 8 and Dec. 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and have extended hours from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every Monday.
The entire gift shop, located at World Neighbors headquarters at 4127 NW 122, will feature a 20 percent discount.
To learn more, visit www.wn.org.
Compiled by Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Assistant Features Editor, and Peggy Gandy, Social Scene columnist. Please email your nonprofit news to firstname.lastname@example.org